The final deadline for July NPQH and NPQEL cohorts is Tuesday 30th June.

The current funding situation means that fully funded NPQ Scholarships will be available for cohorts starting in the summer term, but from September the criteria is changing and we don’t yet know what it will be or which schools will be eligible.

This means schools in Category 5/6 Areas and Opportunity Areas are eligible, as well as all those working for Trusts and Dioceses with schools in those areas. The Department for Education has confirmed that although funding will continue, this criteria will change for Autumn term starters and we don’t yet know what the updated criteria will look like.

We’re keen to enable school leaders to make the most of the funding available this term and to ensure schools don’t miss out on the opportunity so we’ve taken steps to ensure our programmes are accessible in response to the pressures schools are facing.

We are currently recruiting nationwide for a cohort to start online in July 2020 (see information regarding adjustments made due to COVID-19*).

To request a NPQEL/NPQH application form please email: or apply for NPQML or NPQSL.

The current application round will close on Tuesday 30th June.