DfE National Professional Qualifications – February Update
The new suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) is now available for teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in leadership and specialist areas of teaching practice.
As part of the Education Recovery Package, all teachers and leaders employed at state-funded schools, as well as state-funded 16-19 organisations can now access fully funded training scholarships to undertake NPQs.
The application window to begin an NPQ in February will soon close, and we encourage all teachers and leaders, particularly those eligible for training scholarships, to undertake these evidence-led qualifications to invest in their careers and secure improved outcomes for children.
You can learn more about the qualifications by viewing the recording of an NPQ webinar which was held in November using the link below. The recording covers all aspects of the qualifications and how to apply CLICK HERE
Alternatively, you can learn more about the qualifications and how to sign-up by visiting: CLICK HERE
Date: 21st January 2022Read More
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