National Professional Qualifications

NPQ Funding Information

For the October 2024 cohort, targeting those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.

Funding covering the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from:

  • The 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding.
  • 16-19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage.
  • For the NPQ in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL), highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.

Use the following link to check which settings are eligible for fully-funded NPQs:

This eligibility criteria is fixed for the Autumn 2024 recruitment period.

NPQ scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16-19 educational organisations for the following: 

There will be a capped number of 10,000 scholarship places. For context, previous October cohorts have been around 20,000, so this is about half the size of current cohorts. Funding for the April 2025 cohorts and beyond has not been confirmed.

Your funding is applied for through the DfE registration. The DfE portal will open in July 2024.

The costs for those not able to access a funded place have been provided by Teach First below.

Bright Futures Teaching School Hubs
The Lodge House, Cavendish Road
Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2NJ

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