National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for UK Schools

Meet your leadership challenges with National Professional Qualifications

We have partnered with Best Practice Network and Outstanding Leaders Network to offer NPQ qualifications designed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts to form a coherent learning pathway. The combination of online courses, face-to-face events and enrichment practice activity create a truly blended learning experience.

The qualifications are structured in such a way as to give candidates the option of moving on to the next qualification after completing their first, or simply completing one qualification if preferred.

Find out which NPQ is right for you:

NPQ in Executive Leadership

National Professional Qualifications with Shropshire Primary Partnership

Read how NPQEL has made an impact on colleagues and their staffsettings.

Leaders Apprenticeship Pathways

National Professional Qualifications with Shropshire Primary Partnership

Find out how all schools have access to ring-fenced funding to support staff.

National Professional Qualification for Headship

National Professional Qualifications with Shropshire Primary Partnership

Learn how a NPQH focuses on the key skills needed for headship & leadership.

Apprenticeship Levy-funded Leadership Award

National Professional Qualifications with Shropshire Primary Partnership

NPQs are the DfE’s flagship suite of qualifications for school leaders.

NPQ Courses with Outstanding Leaders Partnership

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National Professional Qualifications

National Professional Qualifications with Shropshire Primary Partnership

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Our NPQ Partners

Outstanding Leaders Partnerships

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership is a school-led organisation committed to improving outcomes for all learners, through high-quality leadership development.

Best Practice Network

Best Practice Network provides accredited qualifications for education professionals worldwide, with a mission to help every child access an excellent education.