NPQ Training for School Leaders

Plymouth CAST is continuing to work with Outstanding Leaders Partnership in 2020-21 to deliver externally accredited NPQ training for school leaders. Outstanding Leaders Partnership have been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Department for Education.


Further information on the four qualifications are on offer can be found via the links below:

“…there are many opportunities across a range of specialisms, enabling staff across the Trust to access exceptional CPD, whilst improving skills, knowledge and experience.”


Which is the right course for me?

If you're not sure which qualification is best for you to apply for, use the link below to see a comparison chart of the four qualifications with types of school experience required for each.

Fully funded scholarships from the Department of Education are available for Plymouth CAST staff taking courses but is limited so applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible in order to secure a funded place. For further details about commencement dates and application deadlines, please contact diana.taylor@plymouthcast.org.uk for more information.


If you wish to develop your leadership skills within a school context, check that you have the support of your line manager, and then apply online via the Outstanding Leaders website. An 'Apply Now' button can be found for each NPQ course on the relevant qualification page by following the bullet-point hyperlinks above.


Plymouth CAST is committed to providing high quality CPD to staff in all roles across the organisation.