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Our bursary funding for schools and colleges is due to change on 1 August 2022 for the Computer Science Accelerator programme. All information on this page is valid until 31 July 2022.

Bursaries and fees

We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including bursaries to support continuing professional development and curriculum delivery.

To find out more about financial support, please select an option below:

Funding and fees

Our online courses for key stages 1-4 are free to all teachers.  

Face to face and remote courses are fully-funded or subsidised for teachers in state-funded education.

Teachers from state-funded schools or colleges

Face to face or remote course Fee Bursary
Short or introductory course Free No
Primary £65 Yes*
Computer Science Accelerator Free Yes
Secondary KS3 and KS4 £65 (free to CS Accelerator graduates in secondary state education) No

* For primary, bursary funding is available for one teacher per school in an academic year.

Course fees are payable upfront and the payment is separate from any bursary funding your school receives.

Trainee, supply and returning computer science teachers
Courses which are part of the Computer Science Accelerator are free to trainee teachers, supply teachers and returning computer science teachers.

Teachers from independent schools
£75 for short courses or a fee of £220 per full-day course is payable for independent schools for any of our face to face or remote courses.

Bursaries for schools and colleges

Primary certificate

We offer bursaries to state-funded schools to enable teachers to participate in remote or face-to-face CPD during the school day. Bursaries are not available for sessions starting after 2:30pm.

Please note, that only one bursary per state-funded school can be claimed in a given academic year.

Overview for state-funded schools:

Course fee £65 per day
Bursary (one teacher per school) £220 per day

Computer Science Accelerator (updated 1 August 2022)

We offer bursaries to state-funded schools and colleges to enable teachers to participate in remote or face to face CPD during the school day. Bursaries are not available for sessions starting after 2:30pm.

Computer Science Accelerator bursaries are intended to support teachers from all subject backgrounds to develop their subject knowledge to teach GCSE Computer Science. The programme is for teachers who have the ambition to teach computing or are doing so already and we reserve the right to withhold bursaries where it is determined that a school is training a large cohort of teachers without the expectation that they teach computing.

Criteria eligibility Bursary allocation (paid to state-funded schools and colleges)
Attend face-to-face or remote course (starting at or before 2:30 pm) £220 per course/ day of CPD (up to £880)
Complete the programme and pass final test £220
Total maximum bursary available £1,100

Primary teachers who move into secondary state education while completing the programme will be eligible for bursary funding for their new school or college.

Bursary payment

If your school or college is eligible for bursary funding, this is usually paid within six to eight weeks of activity completion. To claim bursary funding for your organisation, please complete this form and return it to [email protected].

Support from subject matter experts

We offer fully-funded support from subject matter experts to help schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available and payable to schools and colleges that meet the criteria below upon completion of an action plan. This is in addition to any funding we offer for professional development.

Subject matter expert (SME) support criteria:

If you meet the above criteria, discover the support that our local network can provide for your school/college.

Criteria State-funded school or college eligibility
Are you yet to offer GCSE computer science or considering dropping it?

Are you considering reintroducing GCSE computer science?
• free consultancy and guidance
• £660 bursary

• an additional £440 bursary to fund additional planning days for schools/colleges who have not delivered GCSE computer science for an academic year or more and commit to delivering it the next academic year
Have you started teaching GCSE computer science in the last 2 years? • free consultancy and guidance
• no bursary
Are you a primary or secondary school in Local Area Districts 5 or 6? • free consultancy and guidance
• no bursary
Access SME support

Not in local Districts 5 or 6?
Your local Computing Hub can help. Get in touch now.