Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and state funded organisations including those that offer 16-19 places in England will be able to access a fully funded NPQ, to support teachers and pupils following the disruption to learning faced as a result of COVID-19.
Access to funding remains conditional on successful validation of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record via the Teaching Regulation Agency’ Teacher Self-Service Portal.
If you are not eligible for scholarship funding, you can still undertake an NPQ but either you or your school will need to pay for it.
Alongside the reformed suite of NPQs, the department is introducing an additional support offer for new headteachers. This is a targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship. The additional support offer is available to those who meet the following criteria:
Full scholarship funding for the additional support offer, meaning no cost to the participant, is available for those from the groupings above who meet the following criteria:
The additional support offer provides structured, unassessed face-to-face support based on the best available evidence about what makes an effective headteacher. The way in which the additional support offer is delivered may vary between providers, but could include a combination of group coaching, one-to-one support discussions and peer network support. You can contact your local teaching school hub, lead provider or other delivery partner to find out more.
Each qualification in the updated NPQ suite will be fully funded if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria outlined below.
Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and state funded organisations including those that offer 16-19 places in England will 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.
Applicants who are not eligible for scholarship funding, will still be able to undertake an NPQ but will be invoiced.
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.