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NPQ Programmes 2021-25

We are proud to announce that the Church of England (in partnership with the Catholic Education Service) will offer the full suite of NPQs to teachers and school leaders nationwide from September 2021


Why NPQs?

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a nationally recognised suite of qualifications for teachers and school leaders at all levels - from those who want to develop expertise in high quality teaching practice to those leading multiple schools across a trust.

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Learn from a rich curriculum based on evidence-based practice
  • Transfer your learning as and when you change schools
  • Complete your learning in a flexible way- both virtually and in regional face to face groups

In addition, the revised suite of NPQs has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers while still having the opportunity to develop and apply apply their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Why complete your NPQ with the Church of England?

Completing your NPQ with the Church of England (in partnership with the Catholic Education Service) will give you the added benefits of:

  • Small group expert coaching for every leader on every programme, in partnership with Chartered College of Teaching and Leadership Matters
  • Learning alongside peers with shared commitment to vision-driven education (including focus on rural and small schools)
  • Expert facilitators from high-performing MATs/schools, Teaching School Hubs supported by leading academics bringing the research base alive
  • Support for your wellbeing and personal growth through our extensive Peer Support Networks, and Diocesan Education teams

Our mission is to develop school leaders to be Called to a lifegiving vocation, Connected to a thriving learning community, and Committed to evidence-informed excellence in education.

This is shown by our Participant Commitments:

Overview of Programmes

Whether you are a teacher looking to deepen your expertise or a school leader wanting to stretch yourself to the next transition in your career, we offer an NPQ programme which is suitable for you.

The reformed suite of NPQs no longer includes the NPQ for Middle Leadership as this has been replaced by three specialist teacher qualifications- NPQLT, NPQLBC, and NPQLTD.

More Information for Participants and Delivery Partners

If you would be interested in undertaking one of these new NPQs as a participant, click here to find out more.

We look forward to hearing from you!