Published date: 8 January 2018

Last edited date: 8 January 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 28 February 2017

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

8 January 2018

Closing date

28 February 2017


The National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are suite of leadership development programmes for school leaders.
The Department for Education (DfE) and National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) convened top headteachers, MAT CEOs, and other sector experts to reform the NPQs to better prepare leaders for the range of leadership roles in today's school system.
We will shortly be inviting applications from those who wish to deliver the reformed qualifications, starting in the 2017 to 2018 academic year. Further information will be posted on the Contracts finder website. Please email if you would like to be alerted of this.
To support potential providers, in the weeks commencing 6 February and 13 February the DfE and NCTL will be hosting a series of provider information events for schools and other organisations interested in applying for accreditation to deliver one or more of the new NPQs. See 'Attachments' for further information.

More information


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We will be running a series of provider information events that will give potential providers the opportunity to learn more about our new approach to the qualifications, the provider accreditation process, and the significant opportunities that accreditation will offer to drive leadership development across the system. Full details of the events, including how to register attendance, can be found at:

About the buyer

Contact name

John Foster


Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street,