Free & Low Cost Courses

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All of the courses listed on this page are available at a lower cost than our standard course charges. This is possible because of sponsorship and subsidies by partners we work with, or because of bursaries that can be applied for which pays for some or all of the course fee (state funded schools or academies only). For some courses this makes the course virtually free, and for many courses the cost is low enough for delegates to consider funding themselves if they wish. 

Check course details in the links for each course for specific terms & conditions 


Our Roadshow events are a full day’s CPD for just £45 a day. The course also includes freebies for all delegates, as well as prizes. We run two types of Roadshow, one for all D&T teachers (including textiles) as well as a textiles specific one. The  Roadshows have different content and take place in a number of venues across the country each year. 

Find out about more about the Roadshows


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D&T:Connect events are pop up events that take place for a couple of hours after school with the aim of bringing together D&T teachers to share ideas, network and offer support. There is a £5 charge to cover resources for the session. Note, this is not a Teach Meet but a formal CPD session with delivered content and activities delegates will participate in. 

Find out more about D&T:Connect events

Courses at the National STEM Learning Centre 

Courses we run on behalf of the National STEM Learning Centre are be funded by an enthuse bursary for eligible schools. This pays for both the course fees and for any accommodation required (accommodation is for 2 day courses only and only applies to courses held in York). This makes the courses FREE to eligible schools. 

The bursary is available to any state funded school or academy (independent schools can attend but the full fee is charged). The application process isn’t complicated and is just a form to fill in. If you are accepted onto the course it means you will be awarded the bursary (assuming you meet the eligibility criteria and you attend all of the course and don’t leave early). 

Your school will be asked to pay for the course in advance to ensure you attend. Once you have attended and completed the evaluation form at the end of the course, as well as the action plan (both of which you get time to do on the course itself), your school will be issued with a refund. Note you don’t need to prove you have carried out your action plan in order to receive the bursary. 

Trainee teachers can receive the bursary as long as they can find a school who will sponsor the initial payment for the course fee (the same eligibility rules apply as mentioned above). The process is the same as previously mentioned and the school will be refunded their payment once the course has been attended and the appropriate paperwork completed.

The above outline is listed for information only. We deliver courses on behalf of the National STEM Learning Centre and do not deal with bookings or the bursary so full and accurate information must be obtained from the STEM Centre itself in order to ensure you are entitled to a enthuse bursary. 

Visit the current course calendar & look for the bursary mentioned in course outlines to see all eligible courses

Click here to get other ideas on where you might get funding for D&T

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