Our Programmes

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Early Career Framework

A structured programme of training and support for early career teachers.

Early Career Development Programme
Early Career Development Programme
Our Early Career Development Programme supports Early Career Teachers (ECTs) to develop the skills and confidence needed to flourish in the classroom.
Early Career Development Programme

Specialist NPQs

For teachers and leaders who want to develop their expertise in specialist areas of teaching practice.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development  (NPQLTD)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
NPQLTD is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school.
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
Leading teaching is complex and professionals looking to lead teaching need to have a deep understanding of their context, community and the pupils and adults they work with.
National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQLBC is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. 
NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

Leadership NPQs

DfE accredited National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leadership.

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior school leaders.
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
The NPQH is for those who are or are aspiring to become, a Headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)
NPQH Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers (NASONHT)
NPQH Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers (NASONHT)
A targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship who have either completed NPQH or are currently completing NPQH.
NPQH Additional Support Offer for New Headteachers (NASONHT)
National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)
NPQEL is suitable for colleagues aspiring to, or already in, leadership roles across more than one school.
National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

Early Years

Programmes focused on the birth to five age range.

Early Years Initial Teacher Training
Early Years Initial Teacher Training
Early Years Initial Teacher Training provides candidates with the opportunity to achieve Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).
Early Years Initial Teacher Training
Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2
Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2
An Early Years Practitioner (EYP) works in a range of early years settings delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including; full day care, children’s centres, playgroups, pre-schools, nursery schools, reception classes, home-based provision. 
Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Level 2
Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3
Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3
The Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) Apprenticeship is ideal for someone looking to pursue a career as an Early Years Educator, Nursery Teaching Assistant, Nursery Nurse, Supervisor, or Child Minder.
Early Years Educator (EYE) Level 3
Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5
Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5



Wraparound support for the apprentice and employer
Employer incentive of up to £4,000 - for a limited period
Levy-funded, which we can help you access


“The thing that stood out most for me is just how organised it all is, everything that I need to find is easily accessible...
Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

CPD Courses

Accredited courses for SEN, teaching assistants and school business managers.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3


Certificated training in up to two chosen specialist areas
Potential fast-track to Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status
Employer incentive of up to £4,000 - for a limited period
Levy-funded, which we can help you access



“Investing in professional development for teaching assistants to deliver structured interventions can be a cost-effective approach to improving learner outcomes"
Education Endowment Foundation
The Level 3 Teaching Assistant (TA) programme is ideal for anyone already working in, or looking for a career in a teaching support role...
Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship Level 3
HLTA Status
HLTA Status
Gaining HLTA status is a recognised progression route for school support staff. HLTAs work closely with teachers to raise standards and help each learner reach their potential.
HLTA Status
National Award for SEN Coordination
National Award for SEN Coordination
NASENCO is an award for SEN Coordinators and is mandatory for newly appointed SENCos in mainstream schools and academies.
National Award for SEN Coordination
ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers
ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers
A recognised progression route for newly appointed or aspiring school business professionals.
ILM Level 4 Diploma for School Business Managers

Mental Health and Wellbeing

A whole-school approach to pupil mental health and wellbeing, in partnership with Thrive.

Thrive Licensed Practitioner Course
Thrive Licensed Practitioner Course
The Thrive Approach is a specific way of working with children and young people that promotes mental wellbeing while helping to prevent mental health issues.
Thrive Licensed Practitioner Course
Thrive subscription offer
Thrive subscription offer
Thrive is delighted to offer a new subscription providing access to Thrive-Online and Thrive training so your setting can embed a whole-school approach to transforming the wellbeing and mental health of your students.
Thrive subscription offer