All teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools in England, and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 education, are now eligible for full DfE funding for every National Professional Qualification. This means that for each NPQ there is no cost to the school or participant. If you would still like to apply for any of the NPQs you can now do so for free. Please complete our register of interest form to receive information on how to apply.

School Improvement through People Development

We are delighted to be delivering the new suite of National Professional Qualifications from November 2021 to support leadership development at all levels.  Our NPQs are designed and delivered in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust (TDT).  These NPQs are available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their knowledge and skills in school leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice.

There are three new NPQs for teachers and leaders who want to develop specialist expertise in leading teaching, teacher development or behaviour and culture.  The 3 NPQs in senior leadership, headship and executive leadership have been reformed for 2021.  In addition to the National Professional Qualifications, we are also delivering the DFE’s additional support offer for new head teachers from November 2021. This is a targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship.

The 3 new Specialist NPQs are (Links below):

The 3 Leadership NPQs are (Links below):

Curriculum outlines for NPQs (Links below):

Please click on the links below to download curriculum outline documents for NPQs offered from February 2022.

Additional support offer for the NPQH

You are eligible for this targeted support package if you meet all of the following:

  • are in your first 2 years of headship
  • have either completed the reformed NPQH before taking up your first headship post or are currently taking the NPQH
  • have not withdrawn from or failed the same programme previously
  • are employed by an eligible school upon starting the training



Course Dates 2021-2022:

Please click on the available options below for more information:


Register your interest

To register your interest, or to receive further information regarding how to apply for an NPQ, please contact our team via the e-form below.