NPQSpecialist – Course Information

Applications Are Now Closed

If you would like to express interest for Autumn 2022, please complete our Expression of Interest form


The three new specialist NPQs replace the current NPQML.

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


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

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

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.

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

All NPQs will be fully funded for applicants from state schools. If you are applying from the independent sector you / your school will be invoiced for the cost of your NPQ. Information on the cost of each programme is below.

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

Summary of Costs:

NPQLT: Leading Teaching Cost: £840

NPQLTD: Leading Teacher Development Cost: £840

NPQLBC: Leading Behaviour and Culture Cost: £840

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