National Professional Qualifications Pre 28th March 22

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).

Applications for NPQs to start in February 2022 are now being accepted.

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

The NPQs available through Teach First are:

NPQ programmes: overviews 

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

DfE NPQ funding 

The DfE announced on Tuesday 12th October 2021 that the NPQ programmes will now be fully funded for any teacher/leader in any state school or state funded organisations

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 - closing date 14th January 2022:

  • 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

To apply for Teach First NPQs - closing date 7th January 2022

If you have any questions about NPQs with the Saffron Teaching School Hub, please contact Lorraine Chedzoy at

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

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