Pay Online


Headstart, Inspire and Routes into STEM Course Payments

To accept an offer of a course place you’ll need to pay us as soon as possible online using a valid UK registered debit card.

**You will need the email address you entered on your application and your PO number which is in the offer we sent you so be sure to have this handy**  

Please note:   An online payment, made by your parent/guardian confirms that both you and your parent/guardian accept this offer, have read and accepted our terms and conditions and adhere to our code of conduct. If your course is being funded by your school or another organisation please forward your offer to them or take it into your school so they can arrange payment via the link below.


When making a payment DO NOT click the back button on your browser, follow the instructions in the EDT shop

How much does it cost?

 Headstart logo

Headstart courses in 2019 are offered at a subsidised rate of £385 for all courses, except Oxford and Cambridge which are offered at £435. Everthing's included - tuition, accommodation and meals, but not your travel to and from the University, which you must arrange and pay for yourself.

Inspire logo

The cost to attend an Inspire course is dependent on whether you attend a residential or non-residential course.

£235 which includes tuition, accommodation and food but not your travel to and from the University, which you must arrange and pay for yourself.

£140 which covers tuition and food, but not your travel to and from the University each day.  You must arrange and pay for this yourself.


The cost to attend a Routes into STEM course is £135 which covers tuition and food, but not your travel to and from the venues each day.  You must arrange and pay for this yourself.

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Cancellation policy

You are not asked to pay any fee until you have been sent an offer of a place on one of our courses. But once you have accepted a course place and paid the fee, this is non refundable.

Because we are a charitable trust, very leanly resourced and not receiving any government funding, once you accept and pay for a course place, we ask that you do attend, and do not cancel off the course and ask for your money back.

Despite being over-subscribed, once offers have been made and the courses are full, we tell unsuccessful students who then go on to make alternative arrangements. In addition, we have strict criteria laid down by Universities so we cannot make an offer to a replacement student. This means it is normally not possible for us to backfill a course, so the place goes unfilled.

To sum up - we don't offer refunds if you change your mind after paying for a course. If you are lucky enough to get an offer, please read it through thoroughly, check the dates for any clashes with exams, and look at the title, location and description of the course. Make sure you are happy before you pay. And finally, if we make you an offer, it's you we want!

We reserve the right to cancel or change any aspect of a course without notice. Cancellation may result in a suitable alternative being offered, or a full refund.

£10 optional credit card charge 
As you may already be aware, companies are charged when consumers use credit cards to pay for purchases.  Even though we are a charity, these rules do still apply.  So could we please ask that if you are intending to pay for your course using a credit card that, you would first consider using a debit card if possible.  If this isn’t possible we have added an extra product, this is an optional £10 credit card charge.

If you are able we would please kindly ask that you add the Optional Credit Card Charge to your Shopping Cart to help us cover the charges we incur.  We are a charity and do not receive any government funding so your help with lowering these costs would be greatly appreciated.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Headstart, Inspire or Routes into STEM programme 2019!

If you want to contact us please do so by email to / or call us on 01707 871505 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday