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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

NPQLT - Leading Teaching

NPQLT: Leading Teaching is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase allowing them to build expertise in their specialist area.


All NPQs are taught through a blended balance of online individual learning, online seminars and face-to-face meetings and a simplified end-of-course assessment. There are two cohorts annually, starting in Autumn and Spring. This programme lasts for 12 months.


The assessment process has been refreshed to reduce the workload burden on teachers while still providing an opportunity for them to apply their knowledge.

To pass an NPQ, teachers will need to engage with at least 90% of the course and complete a final assessment.


Free funding plus additional payments to small schools is available. Please see the Funding Section 'Updated NPQ Scholarship Eligibility Criteria' above.