Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open

Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open

Scholarships & funding options

Due to high demand from teachers and school leaders to access NPQ scholarships in recent months, the DfE is conducting a review to assess demand against available funding. When the DfE scholarship funding position becomes clear, we will contact you if we need to discuss alternative funding options.

There are a variety of other funding options available, including:

  • Direct payment from school or candidate via bank transfer or credit/debit card
  • Payment via 3 equal instalments spread over 6 months
  • NPQML and NPQSL can be accessed as part of a Leaders Apprenticeship funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

To find out more about these funding routes, please contact the team.

Online delivery for 2020

During lockdown, we moved rapidly to develop an online delivery model that captured all of the best elements of our face-to-face events. We have since refined this model to include fully facilitated online webinars, extra tutor support and study packs. All NPQ face-to-face training events scheduled for 2020 will now be delivered via the online delivery model. Actual face-to-face delivery is expected to resume in 2021 subject to safety guidelines.

Which NPQ is right for you?

Our National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) programme is flexible and modular to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to lead high-performing teams and improve classroom practice.
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The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior school leaders.

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The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a headteacher.

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The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) provides an opportunity for headteachers taking the next step to executive leadership with responsibility for more than one school.

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