Bursaries and fees

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

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

Primary teachers – Key Stages 1 and 2

We offer free online courses to all teachers and bursary-supported remote courses for primary teachers working in state-funded schools in England. For remote courses, one teacher from each state-funded school is eligible for a bursary in any one academic year.

Funding for remote courses:
Primary teacher in state-funded school Free
Bursary (one teacher per school) £220 per course

The fee for teachers working in independent schools is £220 per course.

Secondary teachers – GCSE level

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

Secondary teachers working in state-funded education are eligible for a bursary of £920, paid to your school or college, as shown in the table below.

Bursary allocation Your school will receive:
Complete the programme and pass final test £620
Additional funding for classroom practice £300
Total bursary £920

The bursary includes an additional £300 for teachers who successfully complete the programme to use in their classroom practice. This is to be used for any of the following: purchasing resources; CPD; funding towards chartered status; kit for an after-school club; supporting events and networking with local schools (with CAS or Computing Hubs) and student trips (must be computer science-related).

Trainee teachers who pass the final test are eligible for the £920 bursary. This will be payable when claimed within one academic year of gaining QTS and once they gain employment in a state-funded school or college.

Teachers in independent schools can access any of our online courses for free. A fee of £220 per course is payable for remote CPD.

Secondary teachers – Key stages 3 and 4

For Key Stage 3 and 4 pedagogy, we offer free online courses to all teachers and free remote courses for teachers working in state-funded education.

Course fees for remote CPD:
State-funded schools Free
Independent schools £220 per day

Teachers who have completed the Computer Science Accelerator Programme are eligible to attend all our CPD for free. Details will be sent on successful completion of the programme.

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 located 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.