Aspire Academy Trust

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

OLP LogoAspire Academy Trust have joined forces with Best Practice Network as a delivery partner for National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), a suite of qualifications accredited by the Department for Education for school leaders. This means we are able to deliver these courses across Cornwall  - and you do not have to be a part of the Aspire Academy Trust to access them with us.BPN Supported by

Specialist NPQs

NPQ for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

  • For those who lead or aspire to lead the development of teachers in school. More info.

NPQ for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

  • For those who lead or aspire to lead the teaching of a subject, year group, key stage or phase. More info

NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

  • For those who lead or aspire to lead behaviour or pupil wellbeing. More info

Leadership NPQs

Senior Leadership

  • For leaders with cross-school responsibilities, or those who aspire to do this. More info


  • For current or aspiring Headteachers or Heads of School with responsibility for leading a school. More info.

Executive Leadership

  • For leaders who are or aspire to be an executive Headteacher, or who have a Trust CEO role, responsible for leading several schools. More info



Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England are eligible for fully funded DfE NPQ scholarships. For more information, click here

Apprenticeship Levy

How to Apply

  • Applications are now closed for the Spring 2022 intake, however, you can register your interest for the Autumn 2022 intake by clicking here.  
  • You will need to select Aspire Academy Trust as your chosen delivery partner
  • Partner code: AAT

For more information on NPQs and our offer as a delivery parter with Best Practice Network, visit our partner page here. Here you will also find the most up to date information on upcoming courses and registration. You can also drop us an email