National Professional Qualifications – February Cohort
For schools interested in a February start date to access the full suite of NPQs 2021 2022 fully funded by the DfE, the deadline is January 17th 2022 CLICK HERE – Lead providers follow up with the next stage of the application process.
For more information, check out our NPQ Leadership Programmes webpage, including a suite of information videos and booklets for each NPQ.
What’s different about the new NPQs?
- The reformed NPQs are based on a blended learning approach, meaning a reduction in release time for staff from schools: the Specialist NPQs are only out of school for 4 days over a 12 month window; the Leadership NPQs – SL and H – are only out 6.5 days over 18 month (see our attached overview of dates)
- The new Specialist NPQs offer bespoke pathways that the ML didn’t offer: Leading Teacher Development; Leading Teaching; and Leading Behaviour and Culture
- The new assessment model means that participants no longer complete one large school improvement project, but lots of smaller implementation tasks. There is now a summative assessment at the end of the programme.
If you’ve applied but not heard yet, we are happy to offer support as the new system for registering can take some time. Please email Lisa Wilshere to share the stage of your application – we can support with following up with the DfE and EDT to help keep you on track.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our NPQ Lead – Lisa Harrison, email@example.comRead More
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