National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are trusted, transferable qualifications accredited by the Department for Education. They are designed to help teachers hone and develop the skills they already have, helping them become a more effective leader inside and outside the classroom and to facilitate excellence across a range of contexts. We are committed to ensuring that NPQs continue to offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

We are excited to be delivering the new reformed suite of NPQs from November 2021. The three existing NPQs in Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership have been refreshed, ensuring that they are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works in schools to deliver the highest quality of education of young people. The current middle leader NPQ has been replaced with three new specialist NPQs.

John Winter
Pathfinder NPQ Lead

“Following on from the successful delivery of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in the Yorkshire-Humber region over the last 4 years, I am delighted to be involved in the leading and delivery of the new reformed NPQ’s on behalf of Pathfinder Teaching School Hub and in collaboration with a range of regional partners. These new NPQs offer an exciting opportunity for us to collaborate across the region to further improve teaching and leadership in our schools so that pupils can be taught by an expert teacher and led by expert leaders.”

Specialist NPQs

Leading Teacher Development
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 12 months
Cost: £900 plus VAT*

Leading Teaching
Course begins: February 2022
Length of programme: 12 months
Cost: £900 plus VAT**

Leading Behaviour and Culture
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 12 months
Cost: £900 plus VAT**

Leadership NPQs

Alongside the specialist NPQs we will offer the Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership NPQs.

Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
Course begins: February 2022
Length of programme: 18 months
Cost: £999 plus VAT**

Headship (NPQH)
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 18 months
Cost: £1,599 plus VAT*

Executive Leadership
Course begins: February 2022
Length of programme: 18 months
Cost: £4,099 plus VAT**

* Expected to be fully funded for all.
** Expected to be fully funded for top 30% PP school.

NPQ Expression of Interest

Register your interest

If you would like to discuss the National Professional Qualifications delivery in more detail, please click the button to complete the Expression of Interest form and one of our team will contact you. If you would like to know more about our NPQ offer, please call us on 01904 806900.

NPQ Expression of Interest

Delivery partners

We are proud to be working in partnership with Ambition Institute to deliver the specialist NPQs and the Executive Leadership NPQ. We believe that Ambition Institute’s system-led leadership programme offers the best experience for colleagues embarking on these qualifications. This blend of clinics, conferences and communities offers a high-quality CPD experience.

We are also very excited to be working in partnership with The Church of England, who have partnered with the Catholic Education Service, to deliver the Senior Leadership NPQ and the Headship NPQ. The unique benefits of expert coaching for every leader on every programme and shared commitment to vision-driven education makes these qualifications really shine through.

“As a leader of a large multi academy trust, I see first hand the value of these qualifications. The NPQs provide the opportunity to drive staff development, leadership and progression locally within individual schools and also across the wider trust. Most importantly, these qualifications all support the improvement of provision and practice in the classroom and thus improving outcomes for the children in our care.”

Gail Brown, CEO Ebor Academy Trust