National Professional Qualifications - National Institute of Teaching (NIOT)

National Professional Qualifications

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Teaching School Hub is proud to be a Partner with the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT) – England's new flagship teacher and leader training and development provider.

Rooted in schools, NIoT is dedicated to developing teachers and school leaders at every stage of their careers – from trainee through to executive leader.

Its programmes reflect local contexts and employ local expertise, while also drawing on best-in-class research to make sure its programmes benefit from evidence and effective practice that can boost the quality of teaching and leadership across the whole school system.

These programmes include the full suite of new NPQs, with applications now open for February 2024.

There are two cohorts of NPQs launched each year in the Autumn and Spring.

Our programmes

Click on the links below for a detailed overview of each programme and its suitability for you or members of your team.

NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)
NPQ in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
NPQ in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)
NPQ in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
NPQ in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
NPQ in Leading Primary Maths (NPQLPM) NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2024!
NPQ in Headship (NPQH)
NPQ in Executive Leadership (NPQEL)


Cost and funding


For staff from state-funded schools or 16-19 organisations in England, places are fully funded by the DfE. Educational settings with 1 to 600 pupils will also be paid £200 for each teacher or leader they employ who takes an NPQ.

There will be no cost to the participant.

Why choose us?

Our programmes:

  • focus on impact on children’s outcomes
  • are rigorous and practical: connecting research to implementation, and global expertise to local context
  • are designed and delivered by exceptional local serving teachers and leaders who understand the pressures and nuances of school life
  • fit around teachers’ busy lives.

What next

Start your application here:

NPQ – The National Institute of Teaching

For more information, or to ask any questions about any of our NPQ programmes, please contact

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