Funding & Programme Costs

National Professional Qualifications Funding & Programme Costs

New funding arrangements for NPQs – applications open on 1st July 2024

    The DfE have announced that NPQ funding from Autumn 2024 will be targeted to those teachers and leaders serving more disadvantaged communities.

    There will now be a capped number of funded 10,000 places nationally. Funding for the April 2025 cohorts and beyond has not been confirmed.

    Scholarship-funded places are extremely limited on each NPQ programme, so access to funding will be subject to availability. 

    To have the best chance of claiming a funded place, please apply as soon as possible to the DfE AND Ambition Institute via our application process once applications open on 1st July 2024: participants from eligible schools identified below will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Other places are available at a cost to schools.

    Eligibility for limited numbers of funded places:

    Some funded places to cover the full NPQ cost will be available to teachers and leaders from the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding and 16-19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage.  For the Early Years Leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.

    You can find out how to check the eligibility of your workplace for autumn 2024 when registration opens later this year. Please note, these funded places are extremely limited and will only be available on a first come first served basis after the 1st July 2024 window opens.

    If you’re unsure whether you could qualify for this ‘pupil premium’ based funding, please use Ambition Institute’s online eligibility check tool. Some nurseries are not available yet on the tool. If you work in a nursery and / or you cannot see your school or setting, please contact us directly at [email protected]

    If you are unsure if your school or setting is eligible for free NPQs and if they are the >50% most disadvantaged settings please contact us so you can begin to plan your application.

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