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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 £35 Yes*
Computer Science Accelerator Free Yes
Secondary KS3 and KS4 £35 (free to CS Accelerator graduates in secondary state education) No

* For primary courses, the fee is covered by the bursary and will be deducted from the funding your school receives. The bursary is available for one teacher per school in an academic year.

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
£50 per hour on a short course 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


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

One bursary per state-funded school can be claimed in a given academic year.

Course fee £35 per day
Bursary (one teacher per school) £220 per day
Your school will receive £185 per day

Secondary – Computer Science Accelerator

For the Computer Science Accelerator, we offer bursaries of up to £1800 to secondary teachers working in state-funded education, paid to your school or college.

Bursary allocation:
Attend face-to-face or remote course (starting at or before 2:30pm) £220 per course (up to £880)
Complete two courses (one to be remote or face-to-face) £300 for classroom practice
Complete the programme and pass final test £620
Total maximum bursary available £1800

The £300 funding for classroom practice is for teachers who have completed two courses (one to be face-to-face or remote) to use for any of the following: purchasing resources; CPD; funding towards chartered status; kit for after-school club; supporting events/networking with local schools (CAS or Computing Hubs) and computer science related student trips.

Bursary funding is available for participating in remote courses from 1 September 2020 onwards. Please note, bursaries are not available for remote or face-to-face courses starting after 2:30pm.

Trainee teachers
Trainee teachers are eligible for £920 of bursary funding for completing the programme. This will be payable when claimed within one academic year of gaining qualified teacher status, paid to your school or college of employment once you start teaching in secondary state-funded education.

Bursary payment

If your school or college is eligible for bursary funding, this is usually paid within six to eight weeks of activity completion. If your organisation has not received funding from us previously, please complete this form and return to [email protected].

Support from subject matter experts

We offer fully-funded consultancy from a network of subject matter experts, to support primary and secondary schools and colleges to improve their computing offer. Bursary funding is also available, payable to schools and colleges who meet the criteria below, upon completion of an action plan.

Subject matter expert support criteria:

Are you yet to offer GCSE computer science or considering reintroducing it?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 2.5 days free consultancy and guidance
  • £1400 bursary

An additional £4000 bursary is available for schools and colleges who have not delivered GCSE computer science for an academic year or more and commit to delivering it in the next academic year.

Are you considering dropping GCSE computer science?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance
  • £1400 bursary

Have you started teaching GCSE computer science in the last 2 years?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 1 day free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary

Are you a primary or secondary school in Local Area Districts 5 or 6?

Your school will receive:

  • 0.5 days free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary

The bursary for subject matter expert support is in addition to any funding we offer schools and colleges to support professional development.