NPQ Programmes

Programme Information

To find out more about NPQ programmes watch the video below:

NPQ funding

All of our NPQ qualifications are fully funded for any staff in state-funded schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England.

Applicants should discuss with their line manager before applying, recognising that the programmes require a significant commitment from both schools and participants.

This means that government will fully cover all course fees.  For more information please see the DfE website.  

Applications will open in the Summer term for the Autumn 22 cohort.

Please be aware that there is a three stage process to apply for the new NPQs. 

Register with DfE.
Submit applications to UCL.
To stand the best possible chance of being accepted for your choice of programme please apply early.

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Please register first on the DfE NPQ Registration Service platform. Once registered, a short UCL application form will be sent to all applicants who should return it within 5 days of receipt. Complete the DfE registration portal selecting UCL as your chosen provider.

Courses available:






Which course should I do?

NPQ Executive Leadership 
The NPQEL is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.
For further information 

NPQ Headship
The NPQH is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

NPQ Senior Leadership
The NPQSL is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

NPQ Leading Teaching
The NPQLT is suitable for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase and explores effective teaching practice and how it can be applied across a range of subjects and any phase. 

NPQ Leading Teacher Development
The NPQLTD is for teachers who have or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. It enables you to gain the knowledge to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in your school to expand their skills and is therefore suitable for teachers mentoring trainee teachers and Early Career Teachers, or those leading on whole school professional development.

NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture

The NPQLBC is suitable for those who have or are aspiring to have, responsibility to lead pupil behaviour and culture and support others in these areas. Applicants DO NOT have to hold QTS/QTLS to undertake this qualification but will have to gain a Teacher Reference Number (TRN from the Teacher Regulation Agency (TRA).

To obtain a valid TRN (seven digits), you will need to apply for one following these guidelines.
If you have any queries, please contact the TRA team at [email protected] or call 0207 593 5394.

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