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Langley Grammar School has been designated by the Department for Education as one of 87 Teaching School Hubs from September 2024.
TSH Berkshire is the operating name of the DfE designated Teaching School Hub for the ‘SE10’ region, which comprises the six local authority areas in Berkshire.

National Professional Qualifications

TSH Berkshire is delighted to be working with UCL Institute of
Education to offer NPQs across our designated area.

NPQ Delivery...

The National Professional Qualifications are accredited by the Department for Education. 

The NPQs are delivered through a cluster model. Participants register for the
programmes directly with the DfE, but will be grouped together to work with other
leaders in their area in a local cluster.
  Facilitators are recruited by TSH Berkshire
and will be experienced leaders or programme deliverers.  

It is now possible to register for a place on the Autumn ’24 programmes.

Click here to register.

New! National Professional Qualification for special educational needs co-ordinators

We are delivering the NPQ for special educational needs coordinators locally in Autumn 2024.  We are awaiting more information about the programme, but it will follow the same kind of structure as the other leadership programmes (NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEYL).  We are delighted to announce that the course will be fully funded and there is some general information on the DfE website here.

Not sure which qualification is the right one for you?

The NPQs can be viewed here. For more details about each programme, see the DfE website here.

For specific information about UCL's programme, see their website here.

DfE Funding for NPQs is changing for Autumn '24 

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs: 

  • leading primary maths  
  • SENCO  
  • headship  

The DfE will also fully fund all NPQ programmes for schools who meet the following eligibility criteria:

     ● the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding

     ● 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage

     ● highly disadvantaged early years settings for the NPQEYL

Funded places are however capped and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


If you would like to know more about funding for your school, please contact us at

For more information about funding for NPQ programmes, see the DfE website here.

To find out more specific information about our NPQs (including costs) please see our 'NPQ Information at a glance' page.


Click here or below to see what one of our NPQ participants in both Leading Teaching and Senior Leadership has to say.

Key highlights of the video:

  • Application Process
  • Deciding on which NPQ?
  • Experience with working with TSH Berkshire and UCL
  • Benefits including networking and doors opening as a result of NPQs 


The programmes below are available in 2024-25


Why UCL Institute of Education?

UCL Institute of Education (IoE)  is ranked number one globally for Education in the QS World University Rankings. UCL (IoE) are a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and ranked outstanding by Ofsted in every criterion for our Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Supporting the DfE’s ambition that every child in every classroom in every school gets a world class start in life and creating inspiring career pathways, UCL's ECF and NPQ programmes provide a continuous 'golden thread' of teacher training and development. The programmes are built on a consistent, evidence informed understanding of what works and are delivered by experienced leaders from across the school system. 

A particular strength of the UCL model is the commitment to building leadership development capacity across the system.


How to apply...

The Application Process 

Applications are made directly to the Department for Education

Step 1: Explore the information about the programmes on the UCL Institute of Education website here

Step 2: Register

Click here to register with the DfE using the link below and choose UCL Institute of Education as the Lead Provider. Once registration is complete the DFE will send the details to UCL Institute of Education.

Step 3: Apply

This step involves each prospective participant completing the UCL Institute of Education application form. A link to this will be sent once the details of their registration are received by UCL Institute of Education from the DfE. 

UCL will pass the details to TSH Berkshire who will contact participants with final details of the course.