National Professional Qualifications

Become an NPQ delivery partner

Education Development Trust is currently accepting expressions of interest to join our network of delivery partners, to support us in developing and delivering the highest quality NPQ courses across the UK. If you believe your setting could be our next great partner, read on.

Why Education Development Trust? 

We are one of the largest providers of professional development programmes in the UK, leading a wide range of national initiatives.

Our vision is a world in which all lives are transformed through excellent education. We strive to change education for good, grounding our work in research and evidence. We support leaders to raise standards, improve school performance, develop great teachers and open career pathways – transforming lives and futures in contexts as diverse as the United Kingdom, Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. 

Our National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)  empower teachers and leaders and equip them with the learning and tools they need to create and promote prosperous school cultures and therefore excellent learning conditions. 

We currently offer 6 NPQ qualifications: 

For teachers who have, or aspire to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

Duration: 12 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 55
Cost: £875 or offered at no cost to the participant, available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQLBC brochure

For teachers who have, or aspire to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Duration: 12 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 55
Cost: £875 or offered at no cost to the participant, available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQLT brochure

For leaders and teachers who have, or aspire to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.

Duration: 12 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 55
Cost: £835 or offered at no cost to the participant for all leaders and teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQLTD brochure

For school leaders who are, or aspire to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

Duration: 18 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 81
Cost: £1,885 or offered at no cost to the participant, available for those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

OR:

  • are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • are in the first 24 months of headship
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQH brochure

NPQH applicants can also apply for our Additional Support Offer for new headteachers (ASO). This programme is tailored to your needs and suitable for any stage on NPQH study.

The ASO will enable you to apply NPQH knowledge and skills to your own context, thrive through building support networks alongside main NPQH groups and sustain your development using social and psychological resources for leadership. Full funding for the ASO is available for eligible participants. Click here to find out more about the ASO.

For school leaders who are, or aspire to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

Duration: 18 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 81
Cost: £1,120 or offered at no cost to the participant, available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQSL brochure

For school leaders who are, or aspire to be, an executive headteacher or to have a CEO role within a school trust with responsibility for leading several schools.

Duration: 18 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 87 including 6 hours of 1:1 coaching
Cost: £3,995 or offered at no cost to the participant, available to those who meet the following criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQEL brochure

Please note that our NPQEL programme will be delivered centrally via Education Development Trust, rather than via delivery partners.

Two new NPQ programmes will be launching in Autumn 2022: Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) and Leading Literacy (NPQLL).

These new programmes will made available in addition to the six NPQs we currently offer.

The NPQEYL is for leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, managers of private, voluntary and Independent nurseries, headteachers of school-based or maintained nurseries, or childminders with leadership responsibilities.

The NPQLL is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading literacy across a school, year group, key stage or phase.

If you are interested in becoming a delivery partner for either of these brand new programmes, please express your interest below.

Express your interest in becoming a delivery partner 

If you are interested in becoming an Education Development Trust delivery partner for one or more of the above NPQs, or you would like further information, please complete our expression of interest form below.

Upon receipt of your expression of interest, we will be in touch to discuss the opportunity and answer any questions you may have. We aim to be issuing contracts around May 2022 for the delivery of NPQs from Autumn 2022.

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