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National Professional Qualifications for International Delegates


NPQNational Professional Qualifications for International delegates

In 2021, the Department for Education (DfE) undertook a review of the NPQ programme and decided to restructure them, with the NPQEL, NPQH and NPQSL changing in structure and approach, and the NPQML being replaced with a suite of three area-specific NPQs, including the National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching (NPQLT). Following this review, Real Training is now working in partnership with LLSE, an approved Lead Provider of the DfE-accredited NPQ courses, to deliver effective leadership programmes to leaders and aspiring leaders in international settings exclusively.

Which NPQs are Real Training now offering?

Real Training will continue to deliver the National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) and National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) and National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching (NPQLT). These NPQs all cater for delegates in different stages of their career, enabling them to take the next step in their development.

  • NPQH – This course is designed for international school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
  • NPQSL – This course is designed for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.
  • NPQLT – This course is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Please refer to the specific course pages for more information on eligibility, course content and cost.

Studying with Real Training as an international delegate

NPQs delivered by Real Training are designed for international educators. Our extensive experience in delivering courses to over 100 countries worldwide gives us unrivalled knowledge about how educational legislation and requirements differ from region to region, giving you piece of mind that wherever you are based, the course will be highly relevant to your individual circumstances.

  • Our courses are delivered by current leaders in international settings, ensuring the content is highly relevant to your circumstances.
  • We have extensive experience in delivering National Professional Qualifications across the globe, to over 50 countries.
  • You will be allocated groups according to region, and have a tutor in your area, plus access to chat to peers worldwide, giving you both region-specific support, and visibility of global educational practise.
  • Work with personal tutors who are experienced and qualified practitioner psychologists or specialist teachers.
  • Experience the National Professional Qualifications from the comfort of your own setting with Campus Live – the leading virtual learning environment for postgraduate study and Campus OnlineTM

Will Real Training still be offering NPQs to UK-based delegates?

Real Training is not currently delivering NPQs to UK-based delegates. Our delivery partner LLSE is, however, able to offer the full suite of NPQs to UK-based delegates. Please visit their website for more information.

When do the courses start?

There will be two cohorts per year. The next cohorts will be:

  • November 2021
  • February 2022
  • September 2022

From then onwards, cohorts will be in February and September each year.

We are currently accepting bookings for the first cohort, starting November 2021. You can register your interest by completing the form found here. Please ensure you have Real Training selected as the chosen delivery partner.

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