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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:
|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 and a Deferral / Extension / Withdrawal Form will need to be completed. As this is a 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. Withdrawal also includes those participants who fail to submit their final assessment and would therefore be deemed to have ‘withdrawn by default’ – in this case the withdrawal charges below apply. We endeavour to ensure that all participants receive adequate communication and support to ensure that completion and certification takes place and ‘withdrawal by default’ is always the very last resort.
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.
|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 for an NPQ programme in the future.
2.4.1 Payment Liability
If a participant leaves their current employment and the employer had agreed to the participant accessing the DfE scholarship for the course/qualification costs, then liability for the clawback terms under 2:4 remains with the school. Course/qualification fees will be invoiced at the point of withdrawal and will need to be paid within 30 days.
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.
Terms and Conditions – NPQ
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