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National Professional Qualifications

Hartismere School and Hartismere Leadership Training is an accredited provider for the suite of NPQ qualifications. 


The Department for Education accredited providers to design, deliver and assess one or more of the reformed national professional qualifications (NPQs).

You can only take an NPQ with an accredited provider.


To ensure that your NPQ is accessible, high quality and nationally consistent, your provider’s programme must meet the requirements of the:

NPQ content and assessment framework, which sets out the knowledge and skills that providers must teach as part of each NPQ, and the tasks and criteria against which providers will be required to assess their candidates

NPQ quality framework, which sets out the standards of provision that providers must meet to retain their accreditation.


The delivery is through a blended learning model: online facilitated sessions, private research, group forums, face-to-face days and most importantly school improvement projects and tasks. 


The guided Learning hours for each programme are 

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)  150glh

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)   200glh

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) 240glh


Further information can be found within NPQ Content and Assessment Framework