National Professional Qualifications

National Professional Qualifications

The Saffron Teaching School Hub is delighted to be working with two NPQ Lead Providers: Teach First and the Church of England (CofE) in partnership with the Catholic Education Service (CES). 

NPQ Programmes 

We currently deliver all six NPQs with both providers and, in addition, we will be delivering the two new NPQs in ‘Leading Literacy’ and ‘Early Years’. All eight NPQ programmes are fully funded for any teacher/leader* in any state school or state funded organisation. Two NPQ programme cohorts (October and February) are delivered each year and full funding is available for both cohorts.

*the NPQLBC and NPQEYL programmes are also open to non-teaching staff

Please click on the images below for an overview of our NPQ Programmes.

Apply for fully funded NPQ places starting in 2022

The Department for Education will open the NPQ application portal in June 2022. In the meantime, please register your school's interest via the Saffron TS Hub NPQ ‘Expression of Interest’ form below: 


Application process - from June 2022

  1. Once the DfE application portal opens in June 2022, schools should first Register their NPQ with the DfE to secure their funding.
  2. Once funding is secured, schools are encouraged to apply for their NPQ programme with their chosen Lead Provider. Application forms will be added to this page in June 2022.

For further guidance, applicants should read our step-by-step guide to NPQ registration.

If you have any questions about NPQ registration with the Saffron TS Hub, please contact Lorraine Chedzoy, Saffron NPQ Administrator, at

NPQ Facilitator recruitment

Saffron Teaching School Hub is recruiting for NPQ facilitators and coaches for our NPQ programmes starting in October 2022.

If you are interested in applying, please read the NPQ Facilitator Role Description (downloadable below) and complete our online application form

If you have any questions about applying to be an NPQ facilitator or coach, please contact Lorraine Chedzoy, Saffron NPQ Administrator, at