Information about funding for the National Professional Qualification (NPQLL)

Applications are now open for the NPQLL for the 22/23 cohort. Please note, there will be two cohorts per academic year, starting in October 2022 and February 2023.

Since autumn 2021, teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools, as well as those employed in state-funded organisations in England that offer education to 16-19 year olds, have been able to access DfE funded training scholarships for all NPQs. We are now extending this funding for the next two years, to support participants undertaking NPQs in 22/23 and 23/24.

We are also introducing additional payments to small schools, to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs.

The Targeted Support Fund gives a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for every teacher or leader they employ who participates in an NPQ.

Teachers, leaders and practitioners who are interested in taking an NPQLL should visit Once they have chosen their provider, their provider will signpost them to register for their NPQ course using the GOV.UK ‘Register for a National Professional Qualification’ service.