National Professional Qualifications

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are nationally recognised professional development programmes, accredited by the Department for Education (DfE).

The DfE are now offering all NPQ programmes fully-funded for all teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and organisations offering 16-19 education.

Please see the funding section of the DfE website for all details and eligibility criteria.

Our next cohort will begin in February 2023. Applications are now open, you can express your interest here

The programmes;

  • last between 12-18 months
  • are delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face sessions, and online self-study. 
  • are either focused on a specialist area of teaching or a type of leadership.

Inspiration Trust are proud to be an Associate College of the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT), which means we are delivering our NPQs in partnership with England’s flagship teacher development provider.

Specialist programmes


NPQ in Leading Teacher Development
For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.This includes anyone interested in mentoring trainees or Early Career Teachers.

Find out more

NPQ in Leading Teaching
For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. 

Find out more

NPQ in Leading Literacy
Learn how to effectively teach and promote literacy across the whole school, year group, key stage or phase.

Find out more

NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture
For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. Learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils can thrive.

Find out more

Leadership programmes


NPQ in Senior Leadership
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. Develop your leadership knowledge and expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils in your school.

Find out more

NPQ in Headship
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school. Develop the knowledge that underpins expert school leadership and apply it to become an outstanding headteacher.

Find out more 

NPQ in Early Years Leadership
Develop expertise in leading high-quality early years education and care, as well as effective staff and organisational management.

Find out more

NPQ in Executive Leadership
For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools. Develop the expertise you need to become an outstanding executive leader, leading change and improvement across your group of schools or multi-academy trust.

Find out more

National Professional Qualification Frameworks: from May 2022

 

If you have any questions about our NPQ programmes, or would like to know more, please contact us on 01603 733443.