Your recommendation

National professional qualification (NPQ) framework

Based on your answers, we think you should use the Department for Education (DFE) framework.

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What it offers

Free access to NPQs for teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools and organisations that offer places to 16 to 19 year olds in England.


  • confidence that providers will be subject to a quality assurance mechanism through Ofsted inspection to ensure the best support
  • a reformed suite of NPQ training and support
  • quick and easy access through direct contact with your local teaching school hub

All frameworks also offer:

  • compliance with the relevant procurement regulations
  • suppliers pre-checked by the approved framework provider
  • pre-agreed terms and conditions
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