You are here:
Calculating the cost of lessons and courses
How can we calculate the cost of lessons and courses? Three of our associate education experts set out some variables schools should consider when costing lessons, as well as examples of methods to calculate these costs. We also look at working out the curriculum costs of a Key Stage.
Variables to consider when costing a course or lesson
We asked one of our associate education experts, Nazli Hussein, what variables schools could consider if they wanted to work out the cost of a lesson or course.
Nazli explained that there is no single method for calculating the cost of a lesson, as there are many different variables schools could take into account. Depending on the purpose of the calculation, schools may include some of these variables but not others.
Examples of variables to use when calculating an average cost of a lesson or course include:
The make-up of the school's staff
The higher the school's expenditure on teaching staff salaries, the higher the average cost of each lesson or course. Lessons in a school with a large number of teachers at a higher point on the pay range will cost more than a lesson in a school with many newly qualified teachers.
More from The Key
Bitesize training with a big impact
Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.
Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.
The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.