Research Fellow at National Institute of Teaching

National Professional Qualifications - update to funding availability


  • For October’s cohort, the DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total
  • All state schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on the NPQH, NPQSENCO, NPQLPM and EHCO only
  • For all other NPQs, schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils will be eligible for fully funded places, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage 

Bespoke programmes 

NETSP has a long history of successfully working with schools in the region to provide affordable bespoke professional development to facilitate school improvement.  We will work with you and colleagues in the Newcastle University Educational Leadership Centre (ELC) to develop leadership, curriculum and pedagogical expertise with selected groups or whole teams within your school, appropriate to your context.  

If you would like to explore this option, please get in touch at  

Stephanie Bingham NETSP Programme Director at North Leadership Centre:

''We are delighted that the DfE has decided to fund all the new NPQ programmes.  This will make a huge difference to schools as they plan their professional development: it will enable them to invest in the leadership of excellent teaching for the benefit of all pupils without compromising already stretched budgets.  We look forward to welcoming even more teachers from the NE onto our programmes in the coming weeks!'' 

Our NPQ Programmes 

NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL) 

NPQ in Headship (NPQH) 

NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) 

NPQ in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) 


NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) 

NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) 

NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT) 

NPQ in Leading Literacy (NPQLL) 

NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM)

NPQ in Early Headship Coaching (NPQ EHCO) 


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