NPQ Costs and Funding
NPQ Scholarship Eligibility
We are pleased to share updated information that all NPQs will be fully funded for eligible teachers until 2024.
Teachers and leaders who meet the eligibility criteria below are eligible for training scholarships for the full suite of NPQs. However, participants will be eligible for funding for each NPQ only once and those who subsequently withdraw from, or fail, their programme will not be eligible for scholarship funding for the same NPQ in the future.
The organisations that are eligible are state-funded schools and 16-19 organisations, independent special schools, virtual schools and young offender institutions.
For the NPQEYL in England, scholarships are available to leaders qualified to at least level 3 with a full and relevant qualification, who are employed in a maintained nursery, in a pre-school class or nursery in a maintained school, in a pre-school class or nursery that is part of an independent school providing free early years entitlements places, in a nursery registered on the Ofsted Early Years Register or as a childminder who is registered on the Ofsted Early Years Register or with a registered Childminder Agency.
Targeted Support Funding Grants
Schools can receive a grant for each teacher or leader they employ who takes an NPQ in the 2023 to 2024 academic year:
- state-funded primary schools with one to 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £800
- state-funded primary schools with more than 150 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
- state-funded secondary schools and state-funded 16 to 19 educational settings with one to 600 pupils will receive a grant payment of £200
Targeted support funding is not available for participants taking the early headship coaching offer unless they’re also taking another NPQ course.
Find out more here.
The table below outlines the costs for NPQs for colleagues not employed in state funded schools:
|NPQ||UK Price if not eligible for scholarship||Government scholarships – available for staff who meet suitability criteria|
|Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)||£889||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)||£889||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Leading Teaching (NPQLT)||£889||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Senior Leadership (NPQSL)||£1149||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Headship (NPQH)||£1885||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Executive Leadership (NPQEL)||£3899||Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*|
|Early Headship Coaching Offer (NPQEHCO)||£TBC||To be eligible for the Early Headship Coaching Offer and its funding you must:|
– Be a headteacher in a state school when you begin the training.
– Be within the first five years of your headship when you begin.
– Either have taken the NPQH before beginning your headship, or are currently taking the NPQH
– Have not previously withdrawn from the Early Headship Coaching Offer.
|Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)||£1,149||Fully funded for all staff in a local authority nursery in England, in a pre-school class that’s part of a school in England, in a private nursery that is registered with Ofsted or as a childminder or nanny and registered with Ofsted|