Svg patterns

NPQ Programmes

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

Flexible professional development courses for teachers and leaders to improve skills, progress careers and deliver improved outcomes for schools.

There are five leadership NPQs and five specialist NPQs

Exchange Teaching Hub delivers the full suite of NPQs. We run two NPQ cohorts per year starting in October and February and Exchange Teaching Hub are delighted to now be taking pre-registration via UCL for Autumn 2024.

We are also pleased to now offer the Early Headship Coaching Offer, available to headteachers in their first five years of headship that are doing or have completed the NPQH. For more information, please 🔗click here.

We are delighted to be offering the new 🔗NPQ for Special Educational Needs Coordinators in the Autumn 2024 cohort.


Autumn 2024 admissions

Although the DfE registration portal is currently displaying as open, it is only available to accommodate amendments to Spring’s 2024 registrations. It does not allow registrations for the Autumn 2024 cohort.

The DfE portal will re-open in July. However, until then please complete this short 🔗pre-registration form where you can register and secure your place for your preferred NPQ with UCL. You will need to select Exchange Teaching Hub from the list of delivery partners.

Once the portal re-opens, we will email you to advise you to register on the DfE portal.

If you are applying for an NPQ and do not have a TRN, you will need to apply for one, 🔗click here for guidance on how to do this.

How to Apply:

The Department for Education (DfE) are currently not accepting registrations for Autumn 2024 cohort as they complete the maintenance of their registration portal which is expected to be open in July 2024.

UCL Institute of Education is encouraging prospective participants to complete the form linked below to register your interest in pursuing an NPQ with us as your provider for the Autumn 2024 cohort.

Once the DfE registration portal re-opens, applicants who have completed this form will be emailed the DfE registration link to complete their registration with the DfE.

1. Speak to your line manager

Talk to your line manager about joining an NPQ programme.

2. Register on the DfE Portal↗

Select University College London (UCL) as your Lead Provider.

3. Complete your application form

You’ll receive an application form. Complete it and choose Exchange Teaching Hub as your delivery partner.

Leadership NPQs:

Headship (NPQH) ↗

Find out more

Specialist NPQs: