Register for a National Professional Qualification (NPQ)

This service is for teachers who want to register to study for an NPQ.

Use this service to:

  • start your NPQ registration

Before you start

You must:

  • only use this service if you are a teacher working in England, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man - if you are a teacher working outside these locations contact your provider directly to register
  • have your teacher reference number (TRN)
    What is a teacher reference number?

    A teacher reference number (TRN) is a unique ID that allows us to check you are a teacher.

    If you don’t know what your teacher reference number (TRN) is, this can usually be found on your payslip, teachers’ pension documentation or teacher training records.

    The TRN has previously been known as a QTS, GTC, DfE, DfES or DCSF number.

    You may not have a TRN if you qualified outside England or overseas.

  • have your funding source confirmed - either a scholarship, school, college or personal funding
  • know which NPQ you want to study
  • have chosen a provider
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