Published date: 15 September 2021

Last edited date: 5 April 2022

Open early engagement - This means that a procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers.

Closing date: 30 June 2022

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

15 September 2021

Closing date

30 June 2022

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The Department for Education (DfE) is offering around a third of all state schools and colleges in England the opportunity to secure a grant to source senior mental health lead training between September 2021 and June 2022 - as part of a commitment to offer this training to all state schools and colleges by 2025.
Further information on our offer to schools and colleges can be found on

The learning outcomes for this training are published here, and align with the 8 principles outlined in Public Health England's (PHE) promoting children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing.

To deliver senior mental health lead training to schools and colleges paid for through this grant, you will first need to have your senior lead training assessed against DfE quality criteria. A list of training courses meeting the required quality criteria will be published on for schools and colleges to use.

Applying to have your training course quality assured:

Training providers wishing to offer grant funded senior mental health lead training to schools and colleges are invited to submit information outlining their relevant course(s) for quality assurance.

Your course(s) will be quality assured by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, working on behalf of DfE.

All requested course information, in the form of an application for quality assurance, should be submitted to the Carnegie Centre of Excellence by midnight on the following dates.

Application submission dates:
15 October 2021
16 November 2021
16 December 2021
18 January 2022
16 February 2022
16 March 2022
19th April 2022
17th May 2022
14th June 2022

For courses that are not successful, there will be an option to re-apply taking into account feedback.

Below you will find:
• Guidance to assist you in completing your application
• A blank application form
• Frequently asked questions

More information



How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

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