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

School Improvement through People Development

We are delighted to be delivering the ​full suite of National Professional Qualifications to support leadership development at all levels.  Our NPQs are designed and delivered in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust (TDT).  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 four NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop specialist expertise in leading teaching, teacher development or behaviour and culture.  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.

The 18-month Leadership NPQs are (Links below):

– Deadline to apply for Autumn 2023 Leadership NPQs is WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER

The  Specialist NPQs are (Links below):

Early Headship Coaching Offer

You are eligible for this targeted coaching package if you meet all of the following:

  • are in your first 5 years of headship
  • have either completed the reformed NPQH before taking up your first headship post or are currently taking the NPQH
  • have not withdrawn from or failed the same programme previously
  • are employed by an eligible school upon starting the training

Are you ready for NPQ?