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NPQ funding for Autumn 2024 cohorts

NPQ funding academic year 24/25

The DfE have announced today 21.3.24 the NPQ funding for NPQs starting in the Autumn 2024.

You can find further information here

Lead providers have yet to publish the cost of undertaking a non funded NPQ.


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

Scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from: 
  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding 
  • 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage 

For the early years leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.    

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs: 
  • Leading primary maths  
  • SENCO  
  • Headship  

For the early headship coaching offer, funding to cover the course fees will be available if you are in your first 5 years of headship in England in a state-funded school or state-funded 16 to 19 organisation. You should also be doing or have done the headship NPQ.  

Check if you are eligible for the course 

You should check the course eligibility criteria before you register. You may meet the funding criteria but not the course eligibility. 

You can find out how to check the eligibility of your workplace for autumn 2024 when registration opens later this year. 

Learn about NPQs and the early headship coaching offer 

Funding restrictions 

You can only receive scholarship funding for each NPQ once. 

If you receive scholarship funding but then withdraw from or fail your programme, you cannot receive scholarship funding for the same NPQ again. 

Legacy NPQs 

If you received scholarship funding for a legacy NPQ (before November 2021) and withdrew from the programme, you’re still eligible for scholarship funding for the current NPQs.

Find out more about our NPQs

You can find the information for each of our NPQ's by following the links in the orange box to the right. .

To find out more and register your interest, please email