Our Bursary Programme helps people who require financial assistance to be able to complete one of our qualifications

We award bursaries once a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds or ILM qualification in the United Kingdom, and need support.

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 we are unable to make any retrospective payments for course fees and study materials. 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?

We are not currently accepting any applications for 2018 study. The next round of applications will open on 28th February 2019 for those needing financial support from September 2019.

The application form will be made available online on 28th February 2019.

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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