Specialist NPQs

Specialist NPQs

For Experienced Teachers & Middle Leaders

National Professional Qualifications

Scholarship Funding for Autumn 2024

From Autumn 2024, scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from:

For the early years leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs:

  • leading primary mathematics
  • special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO)
  • headship

Leading Teacher Development NPQ  

For the leading teacher development NPQ, scholarship funding is available for people who are, or will be, taking on the role of lead mentor for an initial teacher training provider accredited to deliver initial teacher training from September 2024.

Check if your setting is eligible for scholarship funding

For the following NPQs, you will only be eligible for scholarship funding if your setting is on one of the eligible settings lists:

  • leading teacher development
  • leading teaching
  • leading behaviour and culture
  • leading literacy

Click here to complete your DfE registration

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of qualifications designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders.

The reformed NPQs offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and skills.

The frameworks continue the robust method of design and development, building on the evidence base and expert guidance already established in the ECF and the ITT Core Content Framework.

NPQs complete a golden thread, running from initial teacher training through to school leadership.

NPQs – The Specialist Route

About our lead providers

Best Practice Network

Teach First (NPQLPM and NPQLL only) 

How to apply

Please click on the link below to apply and ensure you select The Golden Thread Teaching School Hub as your delivery partner and Best Practice Network as your lead provider or Teach First if you are applying for the NPQLPM or NPQLL.

NPQLPM (Leading Primary Mathematics) Teach First  * Please also complete the application form here *

NPQLBC (Leading Behaviour and Culture) Best Practice Network

NPQLL (Leading Literacy) Teach First   * Please also complete the application form here *

NPQLT (Leading Teaching) Best Practice Network

NPQLTD (Leading Teacher Development) Best Practice Network