NPQSpecialist – Course Information

The three new specialist NPQs replace the current NPQML.

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

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

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

The Leading Behaviour and Culture NPQ (NPQLBC) for Teachers with responsibility for leading behaviour and culture in their school.

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.


Schools with more than 30% FSM are eligible for full scholarships for all courses.  All participants accepted on to the NPQ for Leading Teacher Development and the NPQ for Headship programmes will be fully funded.  Costs of the other programmes will be published once the DfE has finalised the first-year funding allocations at the end of May.

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