Our Bursary Programme helps people who are financially unable to study for one of our qualifications

We award approximately 100 bursaries every year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds or ILM qualification in the United Kingdom, but lack the funds.

Bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of our qualifications which can include:

  • Course and/or exam fees
  • Learning materials  
  • Travel
  • Childcare
  • Living expenses



Qualification criteria

To qualify for a bursary, you will need to:

  • Be 16 years or over
  • Be currently studying, or wanting to study a City & Guilds or ILM qualification
  • Currently be a resident of and study in the UK
  • Demonstrate in your application that you are in genuine financial need

Please note that the next bursary round is intended to financially assist learners from 1 March 2018.

We do not make any retrospective payments for course fees and study materials incurred before 1 March 2018. This also includes self-funded payments or loans that you may have taken out with a college or bank.

How do I apply for a bursary?

The Autumn Bursary Round is now open and will close at 5pm, Friday 10 November 2017.

For more information about the Bursary Programme, please read through our Application Guide and FAQs.

When you are ready to start your Bursary Application form, please click here.

If you are a serving prisoner and have difficulties filling in the form online, please call or write to us.

If you have any queries about the City & Guilds Group Bursary Programme, please contact us using the details below:

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    Get in touch

    If you have applied and have a specific query about your application, please telephone the bursaries team at 0207 294 2591, or email us