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Applications for NPQs starting in February 2024 are now closed.  Applications will reopen in Summer 2, 2024. To find out more and register your interest, please email

Is the NPQEL for me?

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools. 

Programme benefits: 

  • Gain a prestigious qualification to take your career to the next level 
  • Develop specialist expertise in running a multi-school organisation 
  • Connect with and learn from other executive leaders in the field 
  • Free one-to-one support and coaching if you work in a school serving disadvantaged communities. 

What will I learn? 

Programme modules include: 

  • Trust culture 
  • Teaching 
  • Curriculum and assessment 
  • Behaviour 
  • Additional and special needs 
  • Professional development 
  • Organisational management 
  • Implementation 
  • Working in partnership 
  • Governance and accountability 


NPQ funding academic year 23/24

Details of funding for those accessing NPQs in the academic year 23/24 can be found here (The last cohort for this funding begin in February 2024)

NPQ funding academic year 24/25

We are currently awaiting a decision from the DfE in regard to any future funding for NPQs.

Making an application

If you are interested in applying for the NPQEL and would like to discuss the programme with a leadership colleague, please email us

Before making an application, please contact us at 


It is important to collect together the information that you will require prior to starting the application form. 

Teacher Reference Number (TRN)

In order to apply for an NPQ you will need to have a TRN. If you already have one but have forgotten it, or you do not have a TRN, you will need to contact the DfE for clarification. You are able to request a TRN even if you do not hold QTS. We have attached a guidance sheet below which will take you through this process.

Find out more about our NPQ programmes

Are you a colleague looking for more information about NPQs?

We are happy to arrange a virtual meeting with you to discuss an NPQ or NPQs. Please email our dedicated NPQ email to arrange an appointment with one of the team. 

Are you looking for a delivery solution for your MAT or group of schools?

OneCornwall is able to support bespoke NPQ cohorts for individual MATs or groups of schools. We are happy to arrange a virtual meeting with you to discuss your specific needs. Please email our dedicated NPQ email to arrange an appointment with one of the team. 

Dedicated NPQ email