Announcement - Category 5 and 6 Scholarships are now confirmed
For a limited period, participants from the following areas will receive full scholarships for any of the NPQ Programmes :
Ashford, Crawley, Gravesham, Hastings, Lewes, Medway and Thanet.
The DfE has recently confirmed that £10 million of the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) has been set aside to support teachers and leaders in challenging areas to access the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).
This funding will cover the full participant costs of the course for teachers working in an Opportunity Area or a priority area (defined by the DfE as a category 5 or 6 ‘Achieving Excellence’ area).
To be eligible for a scholarship, the participant must be:
Working in a school in one of the above areas
Not already hold the NPQ for which they are applying
Not previously have dropped out before completing the NPQ for which they are applying.
The funding is expected to be available in each of the financial years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. We understand that where a participant has already begun a course before this funding is available, provided that they meet the criteria, they will be able to have their course costs refunded.