Register for a National Professional Qualification (NPQ)

Use this service to register:

  • to study for an NPQ
  • for the Additional Support Offer for new headteachers

Before you start

You must:

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

You’ll need 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 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.

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