Terms and Conditions – NPQ

TERMS RELATING TO NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NPQ)

Please ensure you have read the General Terms and Conditions.  The following extracts of the terms relate specifically to the delivery of NPQs.

*Participants on a DfE scholarship please see 2:3 / 2:4

2:1 DEFERRING FROM AN NPQ QUALIFICATION
Candidates may apply for a deferral in exceptional circumstances for example; sickness, bereavement, maternity/paternity leave, or another exceptional reason. Candidates must contact the Professional Learning Programmes Co-ordinator citing the reason for their deferral and they will be required to complete a Deferral / Extension / Withdrawal Form.

Requests to defer from a course/qualification that has already commenced need to be received immediately. Deferrals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If the reason for deferral is not considered to be exceptional, we would aim to provide additional support to help you complete your NPQ.

Should you choose to withdraw from the programme please see the withdrawal terms below.

A deferral can be granted for a maximum of 12 months. Candidates who decide not to re-engage with their qualification will be subject to the ALL withdrawal terms below.

Candidates who defer and wish to repeat course content (including face-to-face events) may be required to pay additional charges. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2:2 WITHDRAWING FROM AN NPQ QUALIFICATION
Candidates wishing to withdraw from a qualification must provide reason(s) in writing and will be subject to charges and withdrawal fees. Charges for withdrawal will be invoiced to the applicant’s school in line with the framework below:

Withdrawal timescale Charge
Prior to programme £150 administration fee
After first delivered session 50% of fee retained
After second delivered session 100% of fee retained

2:3 PARTICIPANTS ON NPQ SCHOLARSHIPS from DFE 

Deferrals for participants on a scholarship will be considered on a case by case basis.  Please complete a Deferral / Extension / Withdrawal Form.  Please be aware that as this is DfE funded place please contact the ALL team for further advice.

2:4 SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANTS WITHDRAWING FROM AN NPQ QUALIFICATION

Those successful in claiming scholarship funding will be liable to repay funding if withdrawal takes place.   Participants must put in writing to ALL the reasons for withdrawal by completing a Deferral / Extension / Withdrawal Form. We will consider those with extenuating and exceptional circumstances (for example; long term sickness, bereavement, maternity/paternity leave) on a case-by-case basis.

Should we agree with the withdrawal or deferral in exceptional cases – the reasons given will be submitted to the DfE who will consider these fairly and consistently.

Withdrawal timescale Charge
After full registration and prior to programme 50% of fee retained
After first delivered session 100% of fee retained
Subsequent withdrawal at any time 100% of fee retained

*Applicants should be mindful that a withdrawal may preclude them from applying for funding on a NPQ programme in the future.

 2:5 Unsuccessful application for NPQ Scholarship

It is the applicant’s responsibility for ensuring they understand the eligibility criteria for scholarship funding as detailed on our website.

ALL will not take any responsibility for incorrect information provided by the participant in terms of the criteria set to access this funding.

If an applicant is unsuccessful in claiming scholarship funding due to not meeting the criteria the applicant’s school will become liable to pay the full cost of the qualification.