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?

The Autumn Bursary Round is now closed. The next round will open in Spring 2018. If you would like to express your interest in applying, please complete this form.

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

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