NEW: Fully Funded NPQs 

The full range of NPQs are now fully funded for teachers and leaders employed in all state-funded schools or state-funded organisations that offer 16-19 education in England.

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.”
NPQ Expression of Interest

APPLY NOW – NPQ Application Deadline: Midnight 17 October 2021

If you are interested in a National Professional Qualification, please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch with further details and application form.

NPQ Expression of Interest

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: £1,140 plus VAT*

Headship (NPQH)
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 18 months
Cost: £1,980 plus VAT*

Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 12 months
Cost: £800 plus VAT*

Executive Leadership
Course begins: November 2021
Length of programme: 18 months
Cost: £4,099 plus VAT*

* Fully funded for all state funded schools / state funded organisations offering 16-19 education in England.

Delivery partner

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

“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