National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

In partnership with UCL we will be offering the following NPQs in 2021-2022.

  • NPQ Leading Teaching 
  • NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture
  • NPQ Leading Teacher Development
  • NPQH

Here is a link to the different flyers giving you more detail about what the courses will cover: 

Programme Design and Assessment

Qualification Type Taught Course Duration Summative Assessment Period Total Duration
Specialist NPQs 12 months 3 months 15 months
NPQSL 18 months 3 months 21 months
NPQH 18 months
With flexibility to extend by up to 6 months for teachers new to Headship
3 months 21 months
Up to 27 months for teachers new to Headship


Costs, Funding and Applications

Specialist NPQs

NPQ Leading Teacher Development (there are scholarships for this programme)
NPQ Leading Teaching
NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture


NPQ Senior Leadership


NPQ Headship (scholarships available for Heads within the first two years of their Headship)

Pupil Premium Scholarships

Available for participants from schools in the top 30% Pupil Premium

NPQ Webinars 

WTSH will be providing webinars for those interested in applying. The webinars will include details of the programmes, how to apply and provide an opportunity to ask questions. To attend, please see our booking links below. 


Tuesday 14th (10.00-11.00)

NPQL and NPQSL Webinar Briefing Book here

Wednesday 15th (16.00-17.00)

NPQL and NPQSL Webinar Briefing Book here

Monday 20th (10.00-11.00)

NPQH Webinar Briefing Book here

NPQ Resources

Please see below, our presentation from our NPQL & SL webinar. 



Please apply through the DfE portal and register for your NPQ and nominate your Lead Provider as UCL from the National Provider list. UCL will forward your details to us.

At the same time as you apply via the DfE portal please also complete our quick form at this link. This will help us plan for the NPQ cohorts.

Each NPQ programme will have a November 2021 and a February 2022 start.