DFE NPQ Frameworks
These frameworks are for the reformed national professional qualifications (NPQs) that are available from autumn 2021, and those offered from autumn 2022. They have been developed in consultation with expert advisory groups from across the education system.
The changes to NPQs build on the evidence and expert advice already established in the new core content framework for initial teacher training, and the Early Career Framework (ECF). The NPQ for early years leadership complements the current suite of NPQs.
The content frameworks set out the things that participants should know and be able to do after completing an NPQ. Providers of NPQs are expected to use these frameworks to design their course.
Click on each link below to access the NPQ framework: