National Professional Qualifications
As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament.
Teachers and leaders employed in all state funded schools, and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places, in England will now be able to access a fully funded NPQ from Autumn 2021, to support teachers and pupils following the disruption to learning faced as a result of COVID-19.
If you are not eligible for scholarship funding, you can still undertake an NPQ and should contact the Alban TSH or our lead partner Best Practice directly.
I have already registered to self-fund for an NPQ starting in November and am now eligible for funding, what happens?
For participants who have already registered for an NPQ on the DfE system, and are currently self-funding, there will be an automatic check against the new funding criteria. Where participants become eligible under the new criteria, funding status will be updated automatically and an email will be sent to inform participants they are now eligible for DfE NPQ scholarship funding. The relevant provider will be informed of this change, and those participants do not need to take any further action. These communications will be sent throughout the day on Tuesday 12 October.