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Specialist NPQs

Specialist NPQs enable teachers and leaders to expand their existing teaching practice inside and outside the classroom. 

The specialist NPQ programmes with our lead partner, Ambition Institute, are 12-months duration and will help teachers and leaders to develop their skills and knowledge in a specialist area. 

There are five specialist programmes available:


Click on the NPQ titles below for a full course outline and details of how to apply.  

  • NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture: Learn how to create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations in which staff and pupils can thrive. 
  • NPQ Leading Literacy: Learn how to effectively teach and promote literacy across the whole school, year group, key stage and phase. 
  • Leading Primary Mathematics: Learn how to lead colleagues, including leadership teams, to embed mastery approaches to teaching mathematics across a school, year group, key stage or phase. 
  • NPQ Leading Teaching: Learn how to lead the teaching and learning of a subject, year group or phase. 
  • NPQ Leading Teacher Development: Learn how to become a teacher educator and successfully support teachers in their school to improve their practice.