National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for international schools

NPQs are fully accredited by the UK Department for Education and recognised as the gold standard in British education across the globe. 

Key Features

Face to Face Events

With outstanding facilitators supported by guest sector experts.


Award winning online courses

Flexible facilitated study working alongside peers


360° diagnostics

Track your progress with leadership skills diagnostics


Delivery options available

Making NPQs accessible no matter where you are


Masters credits

Up to 100 Masters credits available depending on your choice of NPQ


Countries engaged worldwide

Truly global delivery

We offer the opportunity to access UK accredited qualifications that improve learner skills, knowledge and effectiveness.

Benefits for learners include:

  • Qualifications accredited by the UK Department for Education and fully transferable for leaders relocating to UK schools
  • Content contextualised to the needs of the international schools workforce and underpinned by robust evidence and expertise
  • Masters credits towards an MA in Educational Leadership

Benefits for schools include:

  • Increased workforce capacity, capability and confidence
  • Staff retention and succession
  • Research based improvement activity addressing priority needs

Join our growing network of training centres and deliver UK accredited qualifications across your region.

Beyond retention: Our regional training centre model helps schools to create a culture of development and growth that doesn’t just ensure the retention of staff but also attracts and nurtures talent, helping you to guarantee the succession of the very best school leaders.

Join our global partnership and benefit from:

  • Showcasing your school as a centre of excellence
  • Developing the next generation of international school leaders
  • Improved staff retention strategies
  • Delivering world-class qualifications accredited by the UK government

International school leaders can now access our DfE accredited qualifications without having to return to the UK.

Our distance learning pathways provide learners’ flexible access to programme delivery, facilitated through online webinars, courses, one-to-one coaching and peer discussion. Programme content is tailored for the needs of international school leaders and events are scheduled to reflect their locality.

Our team of expert facilitators can come to you, saving your school release costs and delivering content on-site, scheduled according to your needs, and tailored to meet your context.

Whole-school training presents a cost-effective, personalised approach to programme delivery and helps schools to ensure the capability, capacity, and confidence of their entire workforce.

2018/2019 Price List

Delivery model




Whole school training





Based on a minimum group size of 10 candidates. Hosted on a school site. Excludes facilitator travel and subsistence.

Distance Learning





Face-to-face activity and networking delivered through online briefings, peer-led activity and online seminars.

Regional Training Centre





Hosted by our global delivery partners. Contact us to find your nearest group.



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:

National Qualification for Middle Leadership
National Qualification for Senior Leadership
National Qualification for Headship