National Professional Qualifications
All 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
How do I apply for my NPQ programme?
Click on the relevant image below for an overview of our NPQ programmes and details of how to apply for our October 2023 cohort.
Our NPQs are fully funded for 2023
Places are limited - secure your place on our NPQ programme now
Fully funded NPQs
As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 12th October 2021. This means that NPQs will continue to be fully funded until 2023.
DfE payment of £200 for each NPQ applicant to schools with 1-600 pupils
Are you in a state-funded school or 16-19 setting with between 1 and 600 pupils? If so, your school will be paid £200 for each teacher or leader who participates in an NPQ. For more information, click here.
This funding is aimed at helping teachers and leaders in smaller settings who may find it harder to engage with professional development.
Actual cost to schools
Although the programme fees are being fully funded, there will be a cost to the school for time that staff need to complete their programme. This will depend on the provider and the type of programme.
NPQ Facilitator Recruitment
Saffron Teaching School Hub is recruiting for NPQ facilitators and coaches for our NPQ programmes starting in October 2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.