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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

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About NPQs

NPQs are prestigious professional qualifications, already widely recognised by the sector. They are voluntary and are designed to support the professional development of teachers and school leaders at all levels, across primary and secondary schools.


If you are looking for a way to enhance your knowledge and future career in a specific avenue of teacher development, NPQs may be the perfect course for you.

To discuss joining the October 2024 cohort, please complete the form below or contact Leanne Storr at

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NPQs starting October 2024

Funding for NPQs

While previously all NPQs were fully funded, this will no longer be the case. Moving forward, funding will be directed towards teachers and leaders working in the most challenging schools or educational settings, particularly those serving disadvantaged communities.


Here are the key changes:

  • For the October 2024 cohort, the DfE will fund up to 10,000 places in total.

  • State schools will be eligible for fully-funded places on specific NPQs, including NPQ in Headship, NPQ for SENCOs, NPQ in Leading Primary Maths, and the Early Headship Coaching Offer.

  • For all other NPQs, fully funded places will be available for schools with the highest 50% of pupil premium pupils, as well as early years and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage.

  • Talk to us and ask questions about NPQs and development opportunities

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We offer:  

  • Exceptional nationally recognised professional development training  

  • Established Research School to underpin evidence-based practice  

  • Experienced staff to support your journey 

  • Extensive network of schools and teachers to help to support your career 

How participants benefit: 

  • Supported professional development leading to a valuable, nationally recognised qualification 

  • An opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in specialist areas and school leadership while valuing your time 

  • Possible career advancement into a specialist area 

How schools benefit: 

  • Build capacity to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice 

  • Developing and retaining excellent teachers and specialists in behaviour and culture 

  • Empowering your colleague to drive change aligned with your school’s strategy 

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Get in touch about NPQs

NPQs through the NELT Teaching School Hub offer excellent opportunities to teachers and leaders who want to expand their knowledge and skills.


From September 2021 the NELT Teaching School Hub has been offering the reformed suite of NPQs and we're keen to speak to any schools looking for support in this area.

You can arrange a 1:1 discussion about what NPQ might be right for you, or just ask any questions you may have, using the event sign up or contact information below.

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