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The Department of Education announced that the full suite of NPQs will be fully funded for the 2023-2024 academic year for teachers and leaders working in:
- State-funded schools,
- State-funded 16 to 19 organisations
- Independent special schools
- Virtual Schools (LA run organisations that support the education of children in care)
- Hospital schools (not already included in other categories of eligible organisations)
- Young Offender institutions
Access to funding remains conditional on successful validation of participants’ registration information against Teaching Regulation Agency records, so you must ensure that the information supplied to your NPQ provider matches your teacher record. You can check and update your record at https://teacherservices.education.gov.uk/SelfService/Login
Targeted Support Funding for Small Schools (less than 600 pupils)
The Department has updated the Targeted Support Fund offer for the 2023 to 2024 academic year to further incentivise state-funded schools and state-funded 16 to 19 educational settings in England to participate in NPQs.
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 between 150 and 600 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.
If you work in a school, you can search the Get Information About Schools (GIAS) database to check how many pupils are recorded for your school.
If you work in a 16 to 19 education setting, you can check the list of 16 to 19 organisations eligible for targeted support funding in the academic year 2023 to 2024.
Payments will be grant funded in arrears via existing Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) channels the summer after NPQ participants begin their course. Eligibility for targeted support funding will be determined automatically as participants complete the registration process, and there is no need to apply for this funding separately.
Find out more about targeted support funding in the grant conditions. These will be updated for 2023 to 2024.
Further information can be found here.
NPQEYL – Please note that the funding offered for the new Early Years programme is different please refer to the DfE website or we would recommend applying to the DfE in the first instance to establish eligibility (you are not committing yourself to do the programme by doing this).
For full details on funding elibility please go to the DfE Website here.
The following table summarises the costs, length and who each programme is aimed at.
Prices / Funding