National Professional Qualifications

Develop your academic leadership skills with a new National Professional Qualification (NPQ)

Delivery Partner

Choose your NPQ

NPQs have been redesigned to support the professional development of teachers in specialist areas of practice and school leaders aspiring to or already in senior roles. The Department for Education fully accredits them to help you realise your leadership potential.

CATS Global Schools (CGS) is proud to be a Delivery Partner for the new NPQs developed and designed by UCL’s Institute of Education.

NPQs on offer

  • Leading Teaching

    For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage, or phase.

  • Senior Leadership

    For school leaders who are or are aspiring to be a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities

Choose CGS as your delivery partner

  • A flexible approach

    We offer a combination of online and face-to-face sessions, providing the flexibility that allows participants from different regions and countries to join us.

  • An international perspective

    As an international group of schools, we offer a broad and diverse range of perspectives and experiences to learn from, including exclusive guest speakers.

  • Several campuses

    We have a variety of campuses across the UK, which can be selected for face-to-face events according to participant cohort’s needs.

  • World-leading research

    As a delivery partner for UCL's Institute of Education, we can provide you with access to world-leading research, evidence informed practice and knowledge exchange.

“In contributing to the training and development programme at CGS, I was really impressed by the evident dedication to professional learning and the sense of collegiality: very pleased to have been invited, delighted to have been invited back!”

Dr. Robin Bevan

Headteacher, Southend High School for Boys, who provided expert practitioner insight

Your questions answered

Louisa Horner is CATS Global Schools’ (CGS) Learning & Development Lead. She has completed her own NPQ in Senior Leadership and leads the facilitation of NPQs for CGS, so can share insight into the learning experience and time commitments. Here she answers your most frequently asked questions.