Funding and Fees


BURSARY
For teachers working in state-funded education in England who are attending a Daytime Computer Science Accelerator or Core Primary course, a bursary is paid to your school or college.

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 District 5 or 6?

Your school/college will receive:

  • 0.5-day free consultancy and guidance
  • No bursary


Contact us for a free Needs Analysis check which will explain our Training offering, Funding, and Bursary Payments.



The finer details…

For Teach Primary Computing and CSA Programme only– 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, this is from the first course session start time.

Teach Secondary Computing does NOT offer bursaries for attending CPD or completing the certificate.

  • Teach Primary Computing: Attending eligible remote/face-to-face CPD courses (must start before 2.30pm) = £220 per course with an upfront fee of £65 per day. Paid only for 1 teacher per school in that academic year
  • CSA Programme:
  • Attending eligible remote/face-to-face CPD courses (must start before 2.30pm) = £220 per course (up to £880)
  • Attending 10 hours of CPD, which MUST include a face-to-face or remote CPD (ring-fenced bursary) = £300
  • Completing and passing the CSA programme = £620
  • Deferred Payments: Teachers who are not currently working in secondary state education may be eligible for a £920 deferred CSA bursary once employment is gained in a state maintained secondary school or college. Deferred bursaries must be claimed within the academic year of passing the CS Accelerator and achieving the subject knowledge certificate. A request for the bursary can be made on behalf of your new school as soon as you have accepted an offer of employment even if you are not starting until the following academic year.

The following teachers are eligible for deferred CSA bursaries:
·        Trainee teachers: can access all CS Accelerator courses for free and are eligible for the deferred bursary.
·        Supply teachers: can access all CS Accelerator courses for free and are eligible for the deferred bursary.
·        Returning teachers: teachers who are not currently working in a state-funded school or college but are looking for employment in state education can access all CSA courses for free and are eligible for the deferred bursary.
·        Primary teachers: can access all CS Accelerator courses for free and claim up to £880 bursary funding for their current primary school to release them for training. They will be eligible for the deferred bursary if they move into secondary state-funded education.

Who do we pay?
Our funding is to support schools with their Computer Science provision, or cover costs of teachers taking CPD. This funding is NOT paid directly to the teachers and we CANNOT advocate that the school makes any payments to the teachers from completing the programme.

How do we pay it?
All funding is paid automatically from STEM Learning Finance. Payments are only paid to the school that is linked to an eligible teachers Teach Computing account. Payments are usually paid within 8-10 weeks after a course has been marked as fully attended, or the test has been passed. If a school has not received any payment from STEM Learning previously, please provide the attached BACS form for completion and return.