NPQ Assessment Services

NPQ Assessment Services

Best Practice Network and Outstanding Leaders Partnership are able to take on additional candidates in any region, as well as the provision of assessment services for other providers.

"I just want to take this opportunity to thank the team of staff at Best Practice and my tutor whom have supported me throughout the programme. I without doubt will be recommending Best Practice to colleagues in the future."
Carolyn Lakin, Candidate, 2018


  • Assessment of candidates at all four levels
  • Our assessment centre and the team of 78 trained and quality assured assessors manage 4,000 candidates currently
  • 92% submission rate and 100% of assessments validated by DfE moderation
  • 12 Moderators
  • Continuous candidate support from Assessment Centre Helpdesk Team
  • Guidance materials and webinars for trainers, facilitators, mentors and candidates
  • Full compliance checks and candidate support to complete submissions
"I wanted to thank you for your ongoing support throughout this course, your support and advice has been invaluable. I have thoroughly enjoyed completing it and have learnt so much throughout the process."
Sally Hook, Candidate, 2018

DfE Quality Assurance Review

The recent performance review rated OLP as ‘exceptional’ overall

The review was carried out by government-appointed quality assurance agents Tribal Group and based on the DfE National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Quality Framework. They visited face-to-face provision, reviewed extensive evidence, and interviewed candidates, partners and team members.

The reviewers identified exceptional performance in most areas of the Quality Framework and highlighted strengths including:

Accurate assessment of participants

  • OLP fully complies with the requirement to use the DfE assessment framework, mark scheme and guidance.

  • Effective tracking of participants’ attendance and progress through CCMS indicates approximately 95% will submit within the 18 months of starting their NPQ programme.

  • 100% validation rate by DfE Moderation

View our full DfE quality assurance review summary here.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of our NPQ assessment services for NPQ providers, our team will be happy to help and can be contacted via 0117 920 9200 or by email