Funding and bursaries

City & Guilds offers a small number of bursaries (educational grants) each year to people who would like the opportunity to study for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification, and who would otherwise be financially unable to study. 

The bursaries can be used for a wide range of purposes including

  • Paying your course and/or exam fees
  • Covering living costs if you are unable to work while you study
  • Covering childcare or travel expenses 
  • Covering other costs that are making it difficult for you to enrol on a course. 

Please note that we do not make any retrospective payments including payments for career development or deferred loans that you may have taken out with a college or bank. 

For information on our courses and qualifications, click on the links below. 

> City & Guilds Qualifications and Apprenticeships
> Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Qualifications


To qualify for a City & Guilds bursary you will need to
  • Be completing a City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Demonstrate in your application that you are in genuine financial need that would otherwise prevent you for completing your City & Guilds/ILM qualification. 
  • Currently be resident in, and wish to study in the UK for a City & Guilds/ILM qualification.

Important documents

City & Guilds bursary terms and conditions (PDF, 71KB)

Apply for a bursary

The next Bursary Round will open for applications in spring 2015. Further updates on the opening date will be listed on this page.