NPQs are changing from this September, with a new set of national providers, and a new suite of programmes. Here are the main things to be aware of: 

  • From this September, the Middle Leaders programme will no longer be available 
  • 3 new programmes will be available however: 
  • Leading Teaching – for teachers who lead, or aspire to lead, teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase 
  • Leading Teacher Development – for teachers who lead, or aspire to lead, the development of other teachers in their school 
  • Leading Behaviour and Culture – for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school 
  • NPQSL and NPQH will continue to be available 
  • There will also be an additional non-assessed programme for new Head Teachers 
  • Assessment will be changing – instead of a project in school, participants will complete a time limited assessment based on a case study 

9 national providers have been chosen by the DfE to deliver these programmes.