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Which NPQ is Right For Me?

The DfE currently funds a range of evidence-based professional development options so you can hone your skills at every stage of your career, whether you wish to broaden your expertise with our specialist NPQs or develop your leadership skills with our leadership NPQs.

Broaden your expertise - specialist NPQs

Take a specialist national professional qualification (NPQ) to enhance and develop your existing skills and knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom. These have one year of study followed by an assessment period. 

   

Leading Teaching NPQ
(NPQLT)

Designed for ambitious classroom teachers and middle leaders, learn how to lead the teaching and learning of a subject, year group or phase.

 

 

 

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Leading Behaviour & Culture NPQ
(NPQLBC)

Learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils can thrive. Designed for ambitious teachers and leaders including behaviour management leads and SENDCOs who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibility for leading behaviour and supporting pupil wellbeing.
 

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Leading Teacher Development NPQ
(NPQLTD)

Learn how to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in your school to expand their skills. This includes anyone interested in mentoring trainees or Early Career Teachers (ECTs).

 

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Leading Literacy NPQ
(NPQLL)

Designed for ambitious teachers and middle leaders, learn how to effectively teach and promote literacy across the whole school, year group, key stage or phase, whether you already lead literacy or aspiring to.
 

 

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Develop your leadership skills with our leadership NPQs

Take a leadership-focused NPQ to help boost your knowledge and confidence as you progress into more senior roles.  These have 18 months of study followed by an assessment period. 

 

   

Senior Leadership NPQ
(NPQSL)

Develop your leadership knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils in your school.

 

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Headship NPQ
(NPQH)

Develop the knowledge that underpins expert school leadership and apply it to become an outstanding headteacher.

 

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Executive Leadership NPQ
(NPQEL)

Develop the expertise you need to become an outstanding executive leader, leading change and improvement across your group of schools or multi-academy trust.

 

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Early Years Leadership NPQ
(NPQEYL)

Develop expertise in leading high-quality early years education and care, as well as effective staff and organisational management.
 

 

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