Academically Accredited Courses (AAC) Award

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


This fund 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:

  • £350 – 20 credits
  • £500 – 30 credits
  • £650 – 40 credits
  • £900 – 60 credits
  • £1,250 – 120 credits
  • £1,600 – 180 credits MSc
  • £2,000 – PhD

Funding for Associate CSP members

The AAC Award is already open to Associate members of the CSP, and the CSP Charitable Trust has now received a generous donation specifically for Associate members under the AAC Award. Eligible members may apply in the usual way following the rest of the criteria and guidance outlined.

How to apply

There are two rounds of funding per year for this award. Applications are now open - the deadline to apply is midday on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Applications for the AAC Award must be submitted through the CSP Learning Hub.

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Application form and guidance notes

The application form and guidance notes are made available for information only and are not for completion - please log in to view these documents. Applicants should access the Learning Hub when applications are open in order to download the documents applicable to that award round.


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