Academically Accredited Courses (AAC) Award

Get funding help for your academically accredited course from the CSP Charitable Trust.


This fund only supports applications for national academically accredited or validated programmes, such as national vocational qualifications, BTEC awards, access and postgraduate courses. The fund does not support member costs towards undertaking part-time or full-time qualifying degrees in physiotherapy.

If you are unsure of a programme's eligibility please contact the programme provider or the awards administrator.

Applications for funding should normally be made in the year in which the programme is to be undertaken.

Applications can be made retrospectively, providing they are submitted by a deadline which falls within the same calendar year in which the programme has been completed.

Award amounts will be based on the amount of credit carried by the course. As a guide successful applicants would receive no more than:

  • £300 - for a 20 credit course
  • £600 - for a 40 credit course
  • £800 - for a 120 credit course
  • £1,200 for a 180 credit course (MSc)
  • £1,500 for a PhD

Award postponement

Given the current unsettled financial climate due to COVID-19, including uncertainty around many educational courses and educational opportunities, the Charitable Trust has taken the decision to postpone the Autumn Education Awards for 2020. We plan to review the situation later in the year and will explore options open to us at that stage. We are aware that this will be disappointing for potential applicants. While this has not been an easy decision, the Trust feels this is a sensible way forward at the moment.

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