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Funding and subsidies

We offer financial support to state-funded schools and colleges across England, including subsidies to support supply cover for professional development and curriculum delivery.

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


CPD course fees

Teachers from state-funded schools or colleges

From 1 April 2023, all NCCE teacher CPD, including online, face to face, residential and remote courses, is free for state-funded primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Trainee, supply and returning computer science teachers

All of the NCCE courses 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.

Cancellations/ no show policy

Our funding from the Department for Education enables us to offer high-quality courses at no charge to teachers in state-funded schools and colleges in England. This funding has been set aside by the National Centre to enable teachers to maximise their professional development and practice. Whilst there is no course fee for state-funded schools, limited spaces are available and when a participant fails to attend this prevents us from offering this place to someone else. It is important to inform us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your place, to ensure other teachers are able to benefit from the opportunity to enhance their development.

For independent schools, course fees are payable upfront, and the STEM Learning cancellation and no-show policy applies.


Subsidies for primary schools

We provide subsidies for supply cover of £205 for teachers to attend computing CPD, helping teachers on a primary CPD certification pathway to develop their knowledge and skills without impacting pupils' lessons.

This support is available to state-funded priority schools in England - those located in Education Investment Areas (EIAs). This subsidy can only be claimed for one teacher per school in an academic year to attend one face to face or remote-live CPD course. The courses must be:

  1. part of the primary certificate
  2. a minimum of 5 hours in a single day
  3. begin before 14:30

This incentive can be used to fund supply teacher cover costs only; school leaders may be asked to confirm that a cover cost has been incurred. For any questions on eligibility, please email [email protected]


Subsidies for secondary schools and colleges

We offer subsidies to provide two days of supply cover (£205 per day) for teachers to attend the KS3 and GCSE Computer Science subject knowledge certificate CPD, helping to develop teachers’ subject knowledge and skills without impacting pupils' lessons. This support is available to state-funded secondary schools and colleges in England.

This incentive payment is capped at two days of release per school in an academic year, which will support a teacher to complete the minimum required CPD to access the test. The courses must be:

  1. part of the KS3 and GCSE Computer Science subject knowledge pathway
  2. a minimum of 5 hours in a single day
  3. begin before 14:30

This incentive can be used to fund supply teacher cover costs only; school leaders may be asked to confirm that a cover cost has been incurred. For any questions on eligibility, please email [email protected].


Supporting schools to offer Computer Science GCSE

We offer subsidies and fully funded subject matter expert consultancy to state-funded secondary schools and colleges in England that commit to offering Computer Science GCSE within two full academic years. Subsidies are not available to schools that have previously received funding for this purpose. 

This incentive supports schools with the cost of establishing a subject, including building teacher knowledge and confidence and supporting students' learning. It helps with:

  • GCSE Computer Science textbooks (up to the value of £600) to drive attainment and prepare students for the subject
  • Professional support from the network of Computing Hubs and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to help the school with an action plan to begin delivering Computer Science GCSE
  • Three days of teacher release subsidy(worth up to £615) to provide cover for teachers to attend CPD courses and work with subject matter experts
  • Subsidies (up to £300) to help with the promotion of the subject among students through homework clubs, subject option booklets, other marketing materials, career fairs etc.

This incentive can only be claimed once by a school; school leaders may be asked to confirm that the costs have been incurred. For any questions on eligibility, please email [email protected].

To request support for your school, please fill in this request form and one of our Subject Matter Experts will get in touch with you.