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DfE National Professional Qualifications for Leadership

National Professional Qualifications (NPQ)

NPQ Application Window Open Now!

Following confirmation from the DfE, Leading Learning Forward TSA with The Humber Teaching School are delighted to announce that they have been successfully accredited as providers for the recently updated National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).

LLF TSA with The Humber Teaching School is pleased to offer:

Our Teaching School partner, Learners First and other nationally accredited providers, will also be offering and delivering:

Further details about the new NPQEL programme and application process are available from Learners First.

These qualifications are exciting additions to the Professional Learning  portfolio of leadership programmes and qualifications of both Teaching Schools. These qualification programmes will challenge and inspire current and future leaders at all levels in schools and academies across North and North East Lincolnshire, Kingston-upon Hull and beyond. 

How to Apply

Read and download our current NPQ information leaflets below:

NPQ Information Leaflets

Download and read individual (PDF) information leaflet copies relating to each qualification via the links below:

NPQ Delivery Plan with Assessment Dates

Read and download the current NPQ Delivery Plan and the NPQ Delivery & Assessment Dates for courses delivered by The Humber Teaching School and Leading Learning Forward TSA.

Key Policies, Notices & Protocols 2020-21

The current NPQ policies, notices and protocols (in PDF  format) can be read and downloaded via the links below are as follows:


Current  NPQ application forms for 2020-21 (Word document) are available via the links below: 

The application window for THE NPQML  courses, starting on Monday 19 October 2020, will remain OPEN until Wednesday 14th October! Completed application forms should be sent by e-mail to:

Eligibility for DfE Scholarship Funding

NB: DfE scholarship funding, for NPQ courses at all levels, is not currently available. 

NPQ Enquiries 

If you have any queries about the 2020-21 NPQ programme or wish to register interest for future participation in the NPQ programme, please contact Joanne Holmes in the LLF TSA office or Catherine Thompson in The Humber Teaching School office: 

LLF TSA Office

The Humber Teaching School

Page updated: 8 October 2020