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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

NPQ Scholarship Funding for Autumn 2024

Funding for autumn 2024 will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. 

Scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from: 

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding 
  • 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage 

For the early years leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.    

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs: 

  • leading primary mathematics  
  • SENCO  
  • headship  

For the early headship coaching offer, funding to cover the course fees will be available if you are in your first 5 years of headship in England in a state-funded school or state-funded 16 to 19 organisation. You should also be doing or have done the headship NPQ.  

The information above regarding NPQ Scholarship Funding for Autumn 2024 was announced on the 21st March 2024. We will update this section as further detail is released. 

If you are not eligible for scholarship funding, you can still undertake an NPQ and should contact STSN directly

You can read the DfE Funding for NPQs by clicking here