The Group’s spring bursary round

It is a privilege to be able to tell you about the City & Guilds Group bursary programme, and announce the launch of our spring 2017 round. The Group's bursary programme has two rounds per year, and this round offers financial support for learners who are looking to start a City & Guilds or ILM qualification on or after 1 September 2017.

Why choose a bursary?

Access to education has never been more important, but it is still so often restricted by family background or household income. For too many this means some courses are entirely out of reach, with education often out of reach altogether.

Our targeted approach to support the poorest learners through bursary grants are a lifeline. We are really proud that we offer a diverse and inclusive programme which is open to all demographics from school leavers through to the older generation looking to develop their skills in our ageing workforce.

City & Guilds Group bursary programme: financial support for learners

The Social Mobility Commission’s recent ‘State of the Nation’ report highlighted parts of Britain as being social mobility cold spots – those with the poorest education and employment prospects. Our bursary programme can help to plug the skills gaps in these areas and work to create a more level playing field of opportunity in Britain.

At the City & Guilds Group, our purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. The bursary programme aligns with this purpose perfectly.

We recognise that getting into education itself is not the only barrier that learners are facing. If learners cannot cover living costs, childcare or travel expenses this can mean that they are unable to participate in their course. That is why a City & Guilds Group bursary can be used for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Paying for course or exam fees
  • Covering living costs if you are unable to work whilst you study
  • Covering childcare or travel expenses
  • Covering other costs that are making it difficult for you enroll on a course

For more information about our bursary programme, including information about how you can apply, click here.

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Michelle joined the Group in March 2017 as Sustainability Manager. More recently she has moved in to the role of Community Engagement Manager, looking after the team responsible for engaging with our key stakeholders including the Livery Companies, our Fellows and Councillors.

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Read our case studies to learn about the impact of our sustainability initiatives including bursaries and Skills Development Fund recipients.

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