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Applying for an NPQ with HISP Teaching School Hub and BPN: 2023-2024 Registrations

Applications for Cohort 5 NPQ (Autumn 2023) groups are now open and close on: 31 July 2023.

To find out more and to apply for your chosen NPQ programme, please visit: NPQs for UK Schools | Best Practice Network. Before applying, please speak to your employer about getting support to do an NPQ. 

The online registration forms are linked via an ‘Apply Now’ button found on the right side of each of the individual programme pages on the website: NPQs for UK Schools | Best Practice Network 

Applicants must register a profile before getting through to the application form itself. This will enable you to save and return to a draft application. 

When completing the registration form, under the ‘Engagement Route’ tab select ‘HISP Teaching School Hub’ in the drop down menu. 


For all NPQs you must register on the DfE portal at this link in order to access scholarship funding where applicable and to obtain your certificate upon completion. You will need your Teacher Reference Number (TRN). Fill out all the required fields and select ‘Best Practice Network’ as your Lead Provider.  

You should contact to register if you are employed: 

  • in a virtual school 

  • in a hospital school 

  • in a young offender institution 

  • as a local authority-employed supply teacher 

We look forward to working with you on your chosen NPQ programme. In the meantime, if you have any questions please email Molly McBurnie, our NPQ Administrator: 

You can also contact BPN directly if you have any questions about the application process: 




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