TDT National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

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Prestigious, government-backed qualifications completely reformed for 2021 

Flexible, blended-learning qualifications for you and your staff, rooted in the art, the craft and the science of School Improvement through People Development

Three, brand-new Specialist qualifications and career routes for teachers with full scholarship funding for many staff in state-funded schools in England.

Lead the development of other staff in your school, through coaching, mentoring and designing the highest quality CPD programmes through the NPQLTD

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Lead great quality teaching & curriculum, whether in a subject, year-group, key stage or phase through the NPQLT

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Lead the improvement of pupil wellbeing, create calm classrooms, great pupil behaviour and a warm whole-school culture through the NPQLBC

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Three completely reformed Leadership qualifications for school and system leadership

Gain school-wide, senior leadership responsibilities and bring staff with you on the journey with the NPQSL

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Headteacher

Lead effective, school-wide change through the art, craft and science of people development with the NPQH

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Executive Leader

Take your leadership to new levels, working across multiple schools with the NPQEL

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 Interested in facilitating our NPQs? Find out more about facilitation for TDT.

If you have any questions about our NPQs please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page, or email NPQ@tdtrust.org

Testimonials from our other courses:

The course had a huge impact on my professional life this year […] it reignited my desire to learn in an academic sense”

One of the most powerful things about it has been that I feel empowered, by knowledge by understanding and to enact change […] crucially, ensuring a shared purpose with a strong focus on student outcomes must be central, to provide colleagues with the same empowered feeling

Key Areas of Learning

Effective communication and teamwork

Leadership clarity & team alignment

Change management & implementation

Professional learning & growth

Self management & awareness

Course Structure & Approach

Our three specialist NPQs have one year of study followed by an assessment period.

Our leadership NPQs have 18 months of study followed by an assessment period.

Our flexible study approach is underpinned by high quality, web-based self-study with plenty of online discussion with your peers and support from your course leader.

Key Activities

Hold a mirror up to your current setting, studying how it works

Get a window into other types of schools—different phases, specialities, localities

Courses designed for participants from a variety of backgrounds & schools

Be properly prepared to deal with the most common real-life leadership challenges

Learn from detailed interviews with great leaders – not just what they do but how they think

Experience repeated opportunities to practise real change and implementation

Some key partners

Our Delivery Partner Network

November Cohort
Academy Transformation Trust
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
BTSA
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
East London Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT
Education Durham
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
Leadership Excellence North-West
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
Learn-AT Professional
LTD; LT; LBC
Oxfordshire Teaching School Hub
LTD; H
Prince Henry's Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
Shared Learning Trust
LTD; LT; LBC
Thames South Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
The Julian Teaching School Hub
LTD; SL; H
TKAT
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
Tudor Grange Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
Unity Schools Alliance
LTD; SL
Unity Teaching School Hub
LTD; SL; H
UWE Bristol
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
Windsor Academy Trust
LTD; LT; H
UAE Research Schools Network
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
February '22 Cohort
Academy Transformation Trust
BTSA
East London Teaching School Hub
LBC; SL
Education Durham
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
Leadership Excellence North-West
LTD; LT; LBC; SL
Learn-AT Professional
LTD; LT; LBC
Oxfordshire Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC
Prince Henry's Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
Shared Learning Trust
LTD; LT; LBC
Thames South Teaching School Hub
The Julian Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC
TKAT
LTD; LT; H
Tudor Grange Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC; SL; H
Unity Schools Alliance
LBC
Unity Teaching School Hub
LTD; LT; LBC
UWE Bristol
LTD; LT; LBC
Windsor Academy Trust
LTD; LBC; SL
UAE Research Schools Network

Pricing Details

TDT NPQs are available for participation from November 2021.

UK Price if not eligible for scholarship
Leading Teacher Development - NPQLTD
£889
Leading Teaching - NPQLT
£889
Leading Behaviour & Culture - NPQLBC
£889
Senior Leaders - NPQSL
£1,149
Headteachers - NPQH
£1,885
Executive Leaders -NPQEL
£3,899
Government scholarships - available for staff who meet suitability criteria
Leading Teacher Development - NPQLTD
Fully funded for any staff working in state-funded schools in England*
Leading Teaching - NPQLT
Fully funded for staff employed in one of the 30% of schools in England with the highest levels of pupils on Pupil Premium*
Leading Behaviour & Culture - NPQLBC
Fully funded for staff employed in one of the 30% of schools in England with the highest levels of pupils on Pupil Premium*
Senior Leaders - NPQSL
Fully funded for staff employed in one of the 30% of schools in England with the highest levels of pupils on Pupil Premium*
Headteachers - NPQH
Fully funded for new headteachers who are in the first 24 months of headship in a state-funded school in England;
Fully funded for staff employed in one of the 30% of schools in England with the highest levels of pupils on Pupil Premium*
Executive Leaders -NPQEL
Fully funded for staff employed in one of the 30% of schools in England with the highest levels of pupils on Pupil Premium*

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