National Professional Qualification
(NPQs) for International Schools

We are now accepting NPQ applications for our Autumn 2020 intake. Apply before the 22nd May deadline to receive a 10% early bird discount when you use the discount code EB10.  Our general deadline will be on the 24th July. 

Accredited by the UK Department for Education, the Outstanding Leaders Partnership is the leading provider of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) globally.

The NPQs are a suite of four leadership qualifications for aspirant middle leaders through to executive leads and equip candidates with the skills, knowledge and understanding to lead sustainable improvement across their schools.

Our NPQ provision has expanded rapidly across the international schools community with leaders and their schools choosing professional qualification as a driver for improvement and a mark of quality for their workforce.

Rated ‘Exceptional’ by the DfE’s quality assurance agent and voted ‘Company of the Year’ at the BETT Awards, the Outstanding Leaders Partnership are the market leader, and over the past two years have supported over 500 candidates from 60+ countries to access and complete an NPQ.

Undertake an NPQ with OLP and benefit from:

  • A fully transferable qualification, enabling teachers to maintain their professional qualification whilst outside of the UK
  • School improvement activity that addresses your school’s priority needs
  • Increased capability and the confidence to enact change

We offer international colleagues the choice of two learning pathways:

  1. Face-to-face – Delivered through face-to-face events and facilitated online courses. Events are hosted by our growing network of international partner schools and facilitated by serving school leaders.
  2. Online-only – Delivered through webinars, study packs and facilitated online courses. Candidates are supported by a dedicated online tutor.

Best Practice Network partners with schools and educators in over 40 countries. Join our growing network of training centres and deliver UK accredited qualifications across your region.

"I know the quality of the provision Best Practice Network offers; the training of the facilitators and the support and follow through for course participants. They have a good standing and reputation within the UK educational field and will both support us in this new venture in the UAE and ensure the participants and deliverers are helped to make it a success."
William Houldsworth, Director of Education at Aldar Academies

Who is this for?

NPQs for international schools are suitable for school leaders at each stage of their career, starting with Middle Leadership and progressing to Senior Leadership, Headship and finally to Executive Leadership.

Candidates access the highest quality development – crafted by practising professionals and CPD experts and delivered in a way that is attuned to demanding work schedules. Content is contextualised to the needs of international school leaders.

Our internationally delivered qualifications include:

Benefits

Undertake an NPQ with OLP and benefit from:

  • A fully transferable qualification, enabling teachers to maintain their professional qualification whilst outside of the UK
  • School improvement activity that addresses your school’s priority needs
  • Increased capability and the confidence to enact change

Programme Outline

Candidates are expected to complete the qualification within a 12 month period and benefit from:

  • either distance learning or a blend of online learning and face-to-face training events
  • three guided online courses working alongside peers
  • regular online conferences to support and complement learning
  • access to two 360° leadership skills diagnostics
  • support from a nominated in-school mentor
  • facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
  • local and flexible access to high-quality leadership training
  • dedicated online tutor to support school improvement project planning
  • mobile-enabled virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community
  • up to 100 masters credits available depending on your choice of qualification

How is it delivered?

We offer international colleagues the choice of two learning pathways:

Face-to-face – Delivered through face-to-face events and facilitated online courses. Events are hosted by our growing network of international partner schools and facilitated by serving school leaders.

Online-only – Delivered through webinars, study packs and facilitated online courses. Candidates are supported by a dedicated online tutor.

What does it cost?

2019/2020 Price List


Delivery model Programme Regular price Early Bird price* Total saving
International face-to-face

NPQML

NPQSL

NPQH

NPQEL

£1,500

£1,950

£3,700

£6,950

£1,350

£1,755

£3,330

£6,255

£150

£195

£370

£695

Online International 

NPQML

NPQSL

NPQH

£1,250

£1,650

£3,100

£1,125

£1,485

£2,790

£125

£165

£310

Find out more about our Early Bird discount here.