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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

Empowering teachers and leaders to make change happen

Our NPQs

Built around the real needs of educational settings and leaders

Quote: I have found the programme very effective and engaging. The team behind this is phenomenal. They all have many years of experience and they are with you every step of the way with guidance and support.   Aamir Kohli, NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) participant

Our National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) empower leaders and aspiring leaders to create conditions for change, embedding evidence-informed teaching and learning in the classroom, department, school, early years setting or trust.

For teachers taking their first steps into specialist leadership roles, our specialist NPQs support practitioners towards mastery of relevant expertise, giving them the knowledge and tools to develop others and extend their influence beyond their own classrooms. 

Our leadership NPQs guide experienced and aspiring leaders through learning that examines the three layers of influence:

  1.  Culture in their school, trust or early years setting
  2.  The organisational conditions which bring this culture to life
  3.  How these conditions can promote excellent teaching in every classroom, or excellent learning and care in every early years learning environment.

Our Early Headship Coaching Offer helps new headteachers to embed the learning from their NPQ for Headship, share and receive peer support, gain confidence and achieve early success in their role.

100% of NPQEL participants, 99.4% of Specialist NPQ participants and 99% of Leadership NPQ participants said they were 'very satisfied' or 'satisfied' with their course

Quote: "When I joined the course, I had just failed in my fifth attempt to become a Deputy Headteacher. In March 2023 I was appointed as a Deputy Headteacher. I link the success of my appointment to the quality of training I received through the NPQH.

Key points

  • Built to fit around a busy schedule
  • Developed by experts
  • Designed for immediate impact

Our Delivery Partners

Our Delivery Partners share our values and are selected for their track record of delivering high-quality professional development.

Delivery Partners act as the main point of contact for schools and teachers registered on this programme, providing training events with experienced local facilitators.  

Find out more about our Delivery Partners.