How much to charge school for my workshop?

(11 Posts)
herbaceous Tue 22-Nov-16 10:26:21

Hello all

I did an adult ed PGCE a couple of years ago. I teach functional skills English a couple of days a week, but have recently written and delivered an evening workshop for parents, teaching them the grammar terminology their children are learning in primary school.

It went pretty well, and now a school has contacted me directly asking if they could run my course! And asking me what I'd charge. This is of course excellent, but I really have no idea what to ask for. Any ideas?

ChuckGravestones Tue 22-Nov-16 10:31:41

I charge £25 per hour with £12.50 per hour prep. Plus expenses at 45p/mile. Usually the prep is between half to the full amount that I would teach, so for a 2 hour workshop, 2 hours prep.

herbaceous Tue 22-Nov-16 10:35:21

Thank you CG! Is that £25 per person, or just per hour?

Thelastfeed12 Tue 22-Nov-16 10:39:05

Hi op don't undercharge. Good trsiners are worth their weight in gold. Putting together and delivering a workshop is hard work - I put together and delivered a three hour workshop on attitudes and behaviours in the work place which I had to deliver to fellow staff.

My trainer who trained us to do this charged £1000 a day!!! 😱😱😱😱😱😱

I however got paid my going rate 😡

herbaceous Tue 22-Nov-16 10:41:57

Turns out they want me to deliver it, too. I've done the legwork of creating the course, and would want the charge to reflect that too! Would £200 be about right? I've really no idea... I've asked the school for a ballpark budget figure.

ClarkL Tue 22-Nov-16 10:51:55

There is a slight difference between train the trainer training and training individuals. First, you need to decide if you are charging a fixed fee or per delegate.
How long is the training?
Can you use the school premises to host for free? (what potential expenses may you have)
Are there handouts and photocopying costs?
Personally, if the school is asking and selling places on it needs to be cheap enough they can make a markup and profit but not so cheap you're giving away knowledge

herbaceous Tue 22-Nov-16 10:56:15

I'd be training parents, for now. It might turn into training teachers, depending how it goes.

The training would be two 1.5-hr workshops, or so. I'd be using the school, so no hire costs. Handouts would cost, but maybe the school could do those.

I'm presuming the school has a budget for these courses, or gets funding. It's an academy, if that makes a difference...

OCSockOrphanage Tue 22-Nov-16 12:04:02

I think you are underpricing a bit; as a pp has said, training fees are v costly in the corporate sector. I always used to price jobs based on £75 per hour of work involved, for anything less than a full day (which cost £4-500). This was in 2000; I know education is less lucrative and that freelance rates have come down, but your time, knowledge and experience has a price.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 22-Nov-16 12:17:07

Bloody hell. I do this exact thing for Family Learning paid by the council. I get sent all over the county doing it and I get paid peanuts. I'm obviously in the wrong gig!

Op if you can get more than me, go for it! It's a lot more work than just the time in the school.

Off for a grump now.

herbaceous Tue 22-Nov-16 12:23:39

I know! I've spent days and days writing it.

My day job is like yours - teaching functional English for the council for naff all.

temporarilyjerry Tue 22-Nov-16 18:28:04

Looks like you've found your new career, KingThistle

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