NPQEL Application Form 2022

Thank you for your interest in the STSN NPQ programme which we are delighted to offer as a delivery partner for Teach First.

We are committed to working with our programme members to pass their chosen NPQ. Completing this application will help you to make sure you have selected the most appropriate programme for your role and career aspirations, and that you are clear about the commitment you are making. Once we have received your application, we will contact your Headteacher to get their endorsement. You will be able to see their comments if you wish to do so.

When completing this application, it is important to address each of the questions asked. This demonstrates that you understand how the programme is structured and the commitment that is required from you. Please do not use bullet points in your answer.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to start your programme in February 2022.  In the event of a programme being over-subscribed, we will prioritise candidates who are in schools where the NPQ is likely to meet the needs of children most effectively.


Your NPQ application process has two stages:

  • Complete DfE Registration
  • Complete STSN application form below


Please register with the DfE BEFORE completing the application below.

Before you complete the DfE registration process, please read these brief guidance notes.

Please use the same school email address on your application form and the DfE Registration.

You can complete the DfE Registration process HERE.

When you have completed the DfE Registration, return to this page and complete your STSN application by responding to the questions below.


Places on our NPQ Programmes are limited.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 9th December. We will still consider late applications until 4th January 2022, if places are still available.