National Professional Qualifications

The Hub Offer

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are the most widely recognised qualifications in the education sector for current and aspiring leaders.

We’re delighted to be partnered with one of a select group of national providers to design, deliver and assess six reformed NPQs

Teach First

The NPQs will compete the golden thread of continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, from the early stages of teacher development with the Early Career Framework (ECF) through to executive leadership, delivering a new generation of NPQs.

From September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs will be available. The reformed suite of NPQs is designed to offer the best possible support to teachers and leaders wanting to expand their knowledge and develop their skills, helping them to become more effective teachers and leaders inside and outside the classroom.

Fully funded NPQs are available to all teachers and leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are employed in a state-funded school in England
  • Are employed in a state-funded college/sixth form that offer places for 16-19 year olds in England

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please contact us at

During one of the most challenging years for schools, it has never been more important to think about how best to support school leaders. NPQs have been an important part of developing teachers and leaders for over 20 years. We are delighted to share with you our National Professional Qualification Offer for 2021/2022.

The existing Middle Leadership NPQ has been replaced with three new specialist NPQs to best address the broad range of responsibilities of current and aspiring middle leaders.

Specialist NPQs

There are three specialist NPQs for teachers and school leaders who want to broaden their expertise in particular areas. The following programmes are for those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject or year, leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school, or leading the development of other teachers in their school.

Leadership NPQs

For those looking to progress into senior leadership and beyond, the following NPQs build foundational knowledge to rapidly progress a school or trust’s key improvement priorities – all while creating and embedding a culture that allows the school, staff and pupils to thrive:

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