National Professional Qualifications – Transparency Data

As part of our accreditation to deliver the National Professional Qualifications, the Department for Education requires us to publish

  • Cost of participation, including assessment
  • Duration of the programme, and information regarding the type of study.

This information varies by programme and can be found of the respective course pages (Middle Leadership and Senior Leadership).


We are also required to publish our performance against each of the quality metrics.

Metric 1: Recruitment to target number of participants 

 Year 1 Target  Year 1 Actual(part year) Year 2 Target Year 2 Actual Year 3 Target Year 3 Actual
Middle Leader  40  22  40  34  40
Senior Leader  12 7  12  18  12

Participants who have transferred level/cohorts are included with the cohort in which they are currently registered.  (Last Updated: March 2019)

Metric 2: Recruitment of participants where at least 30% of pupils are known to be eligible for Free School Meals 

 Year 1 Target  Year 1 Actual Year 2 Target Year 2 Actual Year 3 Target Year 3 Actual
Middle Leader  no target  18% 18%  36%
Senior Leader  no target  57% 18% 22%


Metric 3: Providers ensure that their allocated target of all those recruited are from a non-white British background, for each NPQ level offered 

Our targets for this metric are listed below.

 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Middle Leader 2% 5%  7%
 Senior Leader 2% 4%  6%

However, due to our small cohort sizes we have suppressed our actual figures out of respect for the privacy of our participants.  We have made this data, which shows that we met each target in year 1 & 2 (year 3 data to follow in March 2020),  available to the DfE and to Tribal who are the DfE’s appointed Quality Assurance Agent.

Metric 4: Providers ensure that at least 90% of participants present for final assessment within 18 months of formally commencing the programme.

To date; three cohorts of participants have reached the end of their programme.

  • NPQML – Cohort 1: 100% presented within 18 months
  • NPQML – Cohort 2:  82% presented within 18 months
  • NPQSL – Cohort 1: 83% presented within 18 months
  • Total: – 89.3% presented within 18 months.

Delegates have a variety of reasons for not presenting within 18 months; this can include maternity leave, staff sickness, moving schools/role and restarting the project for example.


Metric 5: Providers achieve 95% accuracy level for all their final assessments 

The figures from our moderation reports will be added here on receipt.

April 2019 Report(For February 2019 Submissions) July 2019 Report(For May 2019 submissions) August 2019 Report(For Jun 2019 submissions)
Percentage of scripts moderated  100%  11%  20%
Percentage of moderated scripts assessed accurately  100%  100%  100%
 Moderation Outcome  Assessment is secure Assessment is secure Assessment is secure


Metric 6: Providers ensure that the aggregated mean rating across all participant feedback received is at leave 6 out of 10. 

The DfE’s QA Agent surveys participants and reports aggregated scores back to Teach Manchester as a provider.

Two rounds of surveys have been conducted to date (as of September 2019).  The full analysis can be downloaded here.

In summary; the survey is split into the following sections (on a scale of 1-10; with 10 being the highest score):

  • Pre-Course Information: 8.17 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.58)
  • Programme Content: 8.33 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.97)
  • Programme Delivery: 8:55 Teach Manchester (all providers – 7.86)
  • Overall average score for Teach Manchester: 8.35 (all providers – 7.80)

We were particularly pleased to note the rating for: The level of expertise in the delivery of the NPQ trainers where the Teach Manchester facilitator team  scored 9.14.  


Metric 7: Providers ensure that there is no significant difference in retention and achievement rates between different groups, for example, groups with protected characteristics or leaders from schools with different levels of performance.

To date; only one participant has withdrawn from the programme.  We therefore believe that there is no significant differences in retention rates between different group.

Some delegates have been retained but moved to a different cohort for a variety of reasons including; extended sickness, maternity leave, moving school and therefore restarting their in school project.  These factors are unique to the individual and do not appear to correlate to groups.

We have a 100% achievement rate of participants who have submitted; and therefore there are no significant differences between groups.


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Please contact Rachel Eppy on at if you required further information regarding our Transparency Data

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