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National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

Release your potential with our new NPQs

“Teachers are the foundation of the education system – there are no great schools without great teachers. The quality of teaching is the single most important in-school factor for improving pupil outcomes – and it is particularly important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds” (DfE, 2022).  

From March 2024 Lighthouse Learning are delighted to be a delivery partner for the Foundation for Educational Leadership offering NPQ Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT) exclusively for Lighthouse Schools Partnership staff.

Both NPQs are open to teachers in both primary and secondary schools within the LSP and alongside the national materials we will deliver Trust specific content that relates to our context, pupils and schools.  

Who are the NPQs for?  

NPQ Senior Leadership (NPQSL) - for teachers and leaders who are or want to be senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities. 

NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT) - for teachers and leaders who have or want to have responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage, or phase. 

The NPQs we are offering are exclusively for LSP Staff - this means that you will be working and studying with colleagues from across the Trust relating directly to our context and opportunities within the LSP.

How are the NPQs delivered?  

The NPQs are delivered through a combination of live seminars, online learning modules, coaching  and in person  delivery. Unlike previous NPQs there is no long, school based project to complete and assessment is through a written assessment at the end of the NPQ.  

  • The NPQSL is delivered over 18 months (starting in March 2024) and takes 94 hours to complete.  
  • The NPQLT is delivered over 12 months (starting in April 2024) and takes 68 hours to complete.  

How much do they cost?  

For this academic year (2023-24) the Department for Education are currently offering bursaries for  NPQs so there is no cost to the individual or the school. 

We do not yet know if funding will be available next academic year (September 2024 onwards).  

If you have further questions please read the Frequently Asked Questions document. 

Next Steps and How to Apply

  • Discuss with your line manager/ Headteacher 

  • Attend the online information event on Tuesday 9 January 3.45 - 4.15pm. Please register here for this session. 

  • Complete the Expression of Interest Form by 12noon on Friday 12 January 2024

  • Complete your formal online application by Friday 2 February (more details to follow)  

If you have missed the deadlines above (before the national deadline of Friday 2 February) and still wish to be considered please email Lighthouse Learning directly.