National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

The Saffron Teaching School Hub will be offering the new suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) working with Lead Providers Teach First and the Church of England (in partnership with the Catholic Education Service).

We will be offering NPQs starting in November 2021 and Spring 2022.

The NPQs available through the Church of England/Catholic Education Service are:

The NPQs available through Teach First are:

NPQ programmes: overviews & costs

Click on the links below for programme overviews and costs for Teach First and the Church of England NPQs.

DfE NPQ funding & eligibility criteria

The DfE has announced the following criteria for accessing NPQ scholarships: NPQ funding & eligibility criteria

Apply for NPQs with the Saffron Teaching School Hub

To apply for NPQs with the Saffron Teaching School Hub, first read our step-by-step NPQ application guide.

Once you have obtained the support of your headteacher, chosen your NPQ programme and registered with the DfE (see our guide for more details), you will need to complete the relevant NPQ application form below.

To apply for Church of England NPQs:

  • Complete the Church of England online application form at the link here: Church of England NPQ application form
  • For your region, choose 'Eastern B: Cambridgeshire, Essex & East London' from the drop-down menu
  • The deadline for Church of England applications for the November 2021 cohort is 8th October 2021

To apply for Teach First NPQs:

  • Download and complete the Teach First application form at the link here: Teach First NPQ application form
  • The deadline for Teach First applications for the November 2021 cohort is 25 September 2021
  • Completed Teach First application forms should be emailed to Lorraine Chedzoy at lchedzoy@swchs.net
  • Once you have selected your NPQ and provider, teachers need to register for a programme on the DfE’s Online Service

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with information on NPQs from the Saffron Teaching School Hub, please complete the expression of interest form below.

If you have any questions about NPQs with the Saffron Teaching School Hub, please contact Lorraine Chedzoy at lchedzoy@swchs.net.

Watch our video to find out more about NPQs with Teach First:

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