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What are the NPQs?

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


    Apply for an NPQ

    Applications for our NPQ programmes are now open. Apply before 9am on 13 September to join our autumn cohort. ALL NPQs fully funded for teachers and leaders in state schools until 2024.

    Specialist NPQs

    The four specialist NPQs provides teachers and leaders with the opportunity to invest in their own development without moving away from what they love – teaching in the classroom. The new specialist NPQs are: NPQ in Leading Literacy NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture NPQ in Leading Teaching NPQ in Leading Teacher Development

    Leadership NPQs

    A key part of the new NPQ framework is a move away from a more generic approach to leadership and a move toward what school leaders need to know in their role. These new leadership NPQs have the same names as the previous iterations but they are very different in substance NPQ Senior Leadership (NPQSL) NPQ Headship (NPQH) NPQ Early Years Leadership

New and reformed NPQs

Here at Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub, we're excited to be offering the new and reformed NPQs across Northamptonshire with Ambition Institute.

A key feature of the new NPQs is how they’ve been designed to fit around the busy working lives of teachers and school leaders.

Each NPQ is broken down into modules which can be spread across the timetable, whether that is in between lessons, after school, on a commute or at home. And with our ‘little and often’ approach, your teachers will get better faster.

✅ Flexible learning to suit your teachers and leaders’ timetable.

✅ Focused on what they need to know in their role.

✅ Delivered ‘little and often’ so they get better faster.

Applications open Applications are now open for our 8 NPQs with an Autumn 2023 start. Plus, DfE-funded scholarships are now available to schools across England, including all state schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places.

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    • schools working with NTSH

    • of Northamptonshire schools receiving training from NTSH

    • ECTs enrolled on our ECF

    • teachers & leaders building their expertise with our NPQ’s

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      What do participants think?

      "It is easily the best CPD I have ever had. I feel confident in my expectations and how to deliver training effectively because I am always mindful of staff, working memory, time constraints and the best way to utilise them for pupil progress.”

      Ambition NPQ Participant