NPQs continue to be free to all with the following eligibility:
- state-funded schools
- state-funded 16 to 19 organisations
- schools with a majority of placements made through local authorities’ high needs funding, such as independent special schools
- virtual schools (local authority run organisations that support the education of children in care)
- hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations
- young offender institutions
- practising teachers employed by local authorities, such as supply teachers, will also be able to access scholarships.