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National Professional Qualifications

Applications for NPQ's commencing October 2024 will open soon!

Potentia Teaching School Hub is delighted to be working with Teach First as our National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Lead Provider for cohorts commencing from the Autumn of 2024.

The DfE have confirmed that from the 2024-25 academic year, NPQ cohorts will start in October and April, rather than in October and February, with the final February cohort being February 2024 and the first April cohort being April 2025.

*the NPQLBC and NPQEYL programmes are also open to non-teaching staff

Click on the button below for full details of our NPQ programmes and how to apply.



Scholarship Funding for NPQ's from Autumn 2024

You may be aware that funding allocations from the DfE for NPQ's is changing.

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

NPQ funding will now be a partially funded national model for the Autumn 2024 cohort. This means that only 10,800 funded places are available nationally (75% less than 2023-24), where there is a good chance supply outstrips demand in every region.

As outlined in the DfE's funding guidance report;

  • All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on the NPQH, NPQSENCO, NPQLPM and EHCO only
  • For all other NPQs, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible for fully funded places, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage

If you are a state school who wishes to access a different NPQ programme to those above and are not a school with the highest 50% of pupils, you will be required to pay for this NPQ.

You can find out more about which NPQ's are funded from Autumn 2024 and for whom, by reading the funding guidance report from the DfE below.


Non Scholarship - What is the cost for schools who do not receive funding?

If your school isn’t eligible for DfE scholarship funding, either you or your school will need to fund your NPQ programme. You’ll find the cost of each NPQ below. There are no discounts available at this time.

Programme costs

NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT) £899
NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) £899
NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) £899
NPQ in Leading Literacy (NPQLL) £899
NPQ in Leading Primary Mathematics (NPQLPM) £899
NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) £1,090 
NPQ in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) £1,090
NPQ in Headship (NPQH) £1,885 
NPQ in Early Headship Coaching Offer £800
NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL) £3,890
NPQ for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (NPQ for SENCOs) £1,265


Free One-to-One Support

If you work in a school serving deprived communities, you may also be eligible for Teach First’s free one-to-one support which runs alongside your NPQ of choice.

You’ll be supported by an experienced former school leader who will coach and guide you throughout your NPQ. You will be considered for this additional support when you apply for your programme either via Teach First or Potentia TSH.


Small Schools NPQs

Are you a school with less than 150 pupils on roll? Then the NPQ small may be for you. The NPQ small has the same standing as the Standard NPQs but has been designed with small schools in mind.




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