National Professional Qualification (NPQ)

The National Professional Qualifications are accredited by the Department for Education and offered in conjunction with UCL.

Middle Leadership:

  • NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT) - designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.
  • NPQ Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD) - designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.
  • NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) - designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

Senior Leadership:

  • NPQ Senior Leader (NPQSL) - designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
  • NPQ Headteacher (NPQH) - designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

Executive Leadership:

  • NPQ Executive Headteacher (NPQEL) - designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or a school trust CEO with responsibility for leading several schools.

This flow chart shows the different stages of training through to NPQ at these levels.

Further information about the UCL programme is here.

NPQ applications for November 2021 cohort are now open:

10th October 2021 - Formal closing date for registering with the DfE

17th October 2021 - Formal closing date for UCL application form

Below, are links to the fliers for each of the different NPQ Courses through UCL / Teach West London:

NPQ Course Fliers

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