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

We award bursaries twice a 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 September 2018.

We do not make any retrospective payments for course fees and study materials incurred before 1 September 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?

Applications are now open. To apply, please complete this form.

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

Spring 2018 bursary round key dates:

  • 10:00AM Monday 26 March 2018: Spring 2018 round opens
  • 11:59PM Monday 28 May 2018: Spring 2018 round closes
  • Friday 1 June 2018: Shortlisting outcome email – you will be notified whether you have been shortlisted to the next stage or not.
  • Monday 18 June - Friday 06 July 2018: Interviews are held for shortlisted applicants
  • Monday 30 July 2018: Bursary Board Meeting (decisions made)
  • Tuesday 31 July 2018: Final outcome email

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

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