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Bursary entitlement

We offer bursaries to state-funded schools and colleges across England that cover the cost of time out of the classroom for teachers attending CPD. These bursaries can contribute towards associated costs, including travel and supply cover.

For Primary Teachers

What financial support is available to help you access CPD?

Priority state-funded schools

We offer one free place on each course to primary teachers in state-funded priority schools*. All other places will be charged a fee of £35 per day. A bursary of £100 per teacher, per day is payable to the school, on successful completion of the course.

*Priority schools are located in Local Authority Districts 5 and 6: check this list or contact us for details.

State-funded schools

The fee is £35 per day for teachers in state-funded, non-priority schools.

Independent schools

The fee is £220 per day for teachers from independent schools.

For secondary teachers

What kind of bursaries do we offer for face-to-face CPD?

  1. A bursary for teachers taking part in the Computer Science Accelerator Programme
  2. A bursary for teachers from secondary priority schools attending face-to-face courses in computing pedagogy

Am I eligible for support?

1. Bursary for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme

How much will my school receive if I’m eligible?

The Computer Science Accelerator Programme offers free online courses to all teachers and free face-to-face CPD for teachers in state-funded education.

Bursary support for state-funded schools:
Teacher progress Receive
Attend 1st two day face-to-face course £440
Attend 2nd two day face-to-face course £440
Complete the programme including 2 online courses and sitting final test £620
Total bursary £1500~

~For a limited period an additional £300 of funding will be available to support teachers who complete the Computer Science Accelerator Programme in their teaching of computing. This funding is available for state-funded schools and colleges, and can be used for one of the following:

  • purchase of resources
  • CPD (face-to-face and online)
  • funding towards Chartered status
  • kit for an after school club
  • supporting events and networking with local schools (setting up and running with the support of CAS or Computing Hubs)
  • student trips - MUST BE computer science related

Join the programme by 31st Dec, to access this additional funding.

How much will I need to pay if I am NOT eligible?

Teachers in independent schools can access any of our online CPD for free. A fee of £220 per day is payable for face-to-face courses.

2. Bursary for face-to-face courses in computing pedagogy

CPD is free for all secondary computing teachers in state-funded priority schools*. A bursary of £100 per teacher, per day is payable to the school, following successful completion of the course.

*Priority schools are located in Local Authority Districts 5 and 6: check this list or contact us for details.

How much will I need to pay if I am NOT from a priority school?

The fee is £35 per day for teachers in state-funded, non-priority schools. The fee is £220 per day for teachers from independent schools.