NPQSpecialist – Course Information

All NPQS are Fully Funded for State Schools*

Now Taking Applications for Spring 2022



The three new specialist NPQs replace the current NPQML.

Follow this link to a DFE video explaining the new reformed NPQs


Leading Teacher Development NPQ (NPQLTD) for Teachers with responsibility for leading and supporting the training and development of other teachers.

Leading Teaching NPQ (NPQLT) for Teachers with responsibility for leading teaching in a subject or year.

Leading Behaviour and Culture NPQ (NPQLBC) for Teachers with responsibility for leading behaviour and culture in their school.
This course is no longer taking applications


All NPQs are taught through a blended balance of online individual learning, online seminars and face-to-face meetings and a simplified end-of-course assessment. There are two cohorts annually, starting in Autumn and Spring. The programme last 12 months.

You can find more information on the courses in our STSN NPQ Programmes brochure. Please make sure you read the brochure thoroughly before applying.

*The Department of Education has announced that scholarship eligibility for the National Professional Qualifications has changed with immediate effect.  All teachers and leaders in all state schools, and state organisations offer 16-19 places in England now have access to all NPQs for free.

Non- eligible schools may apply and pay for this programmes.

Summary of Costs:

NPQLT: Leading Teaching Cost: £840

NPQLBC: Leading Behaviour and Culture Cost: £840

NPQLTD: Leading Teacher Development Cost: £840

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