All teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools in England, and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 education, are now eligible for full DfE funding for every National Professional Qualification. This means that for each NPQ there is no cost to the school or participant. If you would like to apply for any of the NPQs you can do so for free. Please complete our register of interest form to receive information on how to apply.

An additional ‘Targeted Support Fund’ offer is also available to smaller schools for each teacher or leader they employ who takes an NPQ in the 2023 to 2024 academic year:

  • state-funded primary schools with 1 to 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £800
  • state-funded primary schools with more than 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
  • state-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16 to 19 educational settings with 1 to 600 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200

CLICK HERE to read funding and eligibility criteria

National Professional Qualifications

We are delighted to be delivering the ​full suite of National Professional Qualifications to support leadership development at all levels. These NPQs are available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership, Early Years leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice.

There are now five NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop specialist expertise in leading teaching, teacher development, behaviour and culture, leading literacy or leading primary phase maths.  There are now four leadership NPQs which  include senior leadership, Early Years leadership, headship and executive leadership.

In addition to the National Professional Qualifications, we are also delivering the Early Headship Coaching Offer.  This is a targeted coaching package for leaders in their first five years of headship. Funding for NPQs has only been guaranteed till the end of this current academic year 2023-2024. Click on the NPQs below to find out more and how to apply.

12-month Specialist NPQs starting in Spring 2024

18-month Leadership NPQs starting in Autumn