- NPQ Overview
Apply for an Autumn Start NPQ before the deadline of 25 July
National Professinal Qualifications are a set of prestigious qualifications, widely recognised by the sector. They are voluntary and are designed to support the professional development of teachers and school leaders at all levels, across primary and secondary schools. There are leadership NPQs and specialist NPQs - see the individual pages for a breakdown of each one to find the one suitable for you.
Organisations eligible to access scholarships are:
state-funded 16 to 19 organisations
independent special schools
virtual schools (local-authority-run organisations that support the education of children in care)
hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations
young offender institutions
Practising teachers employed by local authorities, such as supply teachers, will also be able to access scholarships.
Teachers and leaders who are employed as above are eligible for training scholarships for all 8 NPQs.
NPQ training will continue to be fully funded in the academic year 2023 to 2024.
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