Applications open for Spring 2020

We are now welcoming NPQ applications for our spring intake.

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Best Practice Network

Best Practice Network provides accredited qualifications for education professionals worldwide, with a mission to help every child access an excellent education.

Our blended learning model combines practitioner-led and locally delivered face-to-face events with action research, peer-to-peer reflection, online learning and personal tuition.

Join our network of training partners, school and nursery groups, teaching schools, universities, colleges, international schools and government organisations.

Our Values

  • Inspire learning
  • Work together
  • Act with Integrity
  • Strive for excellence

What our candidates, partners and network are saying about

Best Practice Network

Andrew Funnell
NPQSL Candidate

I genuinely feel like a more confident leader within a school community. The NPQSL course has provided me with practical tools to effectively evaluate my own performance and the impact of my team on t...

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Mary Ann Cooper
NPQH Candidate

"I didn’t have enough self-discipline to fully utilise the online modules but the contact days and the prep work, prior to each contact day, helped hugely in keeping me on track (and better aware of...

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Dominic Wilkes
NPQH Candidate

I'm so glad I did my NPQH with OLP, rather than another provider. Made it so real and prepared me so well.

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Gaynor Jones
NPQH Candidate

I got the headship! There were 19 applicants, 6 on the day and 4 for face-to-face interviews. The course was absolutely instrumental in my success at interview - I used my vision, talked about leade...

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Anna Keating
NPQH Candidate

I highly recommend Best Practice Network. My personal learning and CPD has had a significant impact on the understanding of how to lead a school. Support network through tutors and forums was fantasti...

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Timothy Patteson
NPQH Candidate

It has had a huge impact! I now have greater knowledge of whole-school leadership and how to manage change. I now also feel confident in managing whole-school finances/budgets!

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Sabreena Hansraj
EYITT Candidate

"The EYITT programme gives you opportunities to develop professionally through conversations with other colleagues in different settings, through research and study packs. For childcare practitioners ...

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Kiana Erskine
NPQML Candidate

This course has been very useful to me as a leader as it is the area of leadership with which I have the least experience. I feel that I have gained a much more secure understanding of identifying pos...

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HLTA Status consolidates and creates recognition for the contribution TAs make to supporting their classes and school. It provides a positive development step and a sense of personal achievement.

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I work together with another Assistant Principal at my school. I explained the positive impact the NPQ course was having on my work, so he also decided to undertake the course. Another aspiring leader...

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Will Scott
EYITT Candidate

"As a graduate entrant, the EYITT is a great way of quickly understanding the sector and getting to grips with the role, with good support from personal tutors along the way."

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Danielle Scott
NPQH Candidate

Without this qualification, I would certainly not have been able to navigate through my first year of headship and all the challenges that were thrown at me. This helped me develop a strategic plan to...

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Ena Akinsoyinu
NPQSL Candidate

I have really enjoyed this course. The leading professional development has been my significant leadership learning from this course. This has been a big eye opener, and reading what others are doing ...

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Amanda Costello
NPQEL Candidate

Firstly, I would like to say I have enjoyed engaging with the resources and working group with my peers whilst learning more about ‘Teaching and curriculum Excellence. Using the NPQEL learning resou...

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I feel that the course has given me new skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to work in my role, share best practice and engage in genuine and meaningful collaboration with other schools. I kn...

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Sharron White
NPQH Candidate

I have now been able to secure a promotion to Deputy Head for September 2019!

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HLTA Status has increased my own personal learning and given me greater confidence in delivering information to children in a fun and positive way. Also, receiving feedback from the class afterwards ...

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Joanne Nelson
NPQSL Candidate

I cannot even begin to tell you how beneficial and relevant this unit has been to me personally. It has helped me to get through certain situations far better than I ever would have had I had not done...

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Jo Noble
NPQML Candidate

An outstanding day. The perfect balance between presentation, reflection and activities…Our facilitator is inspirational and manages to get people who don’t know each other working, thinking and l...

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Tanya Thomas
NPQSL Candidate

Today was really refreshing – to spend the time with aspiring leaders with such a range of attributes and understanding was very inspirational. The environment was set up beautifully so that we unde...

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Achieving HLTA Status has allowed me to gain so many more skills and get a place on a teacher training course after a few months.

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It’s a recognition of going the extra mile and being able to take extra responsibility within the school. I’m so glad I gained HLTA status. I am now MFL subject leader and I also teach whole class...

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Becky Allen
EYITT Candidate

"100% affirmed my ambitions to progress within the education sector. EYITT inspired and motivated me to learn as much as possible to effectively support, nurture and teach children in my care and I ha...

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