Essential statutory training and live leadership courses.

A suite of practical leadership courses, statutory eLearning and video case studies from leaders like you, to support your whole team’s professional development. Our focus is on delivering high-quality, context-specific training and eLearning unlike anything else on the market.


A growing library of eLearning, live courses and video case studies, The Key CPD will help you make an impact from day 1.

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Live course

People management - the knotty edges

How to get your team onside, even when you feel like an imposter, and tackle the most worrying HR issues with confidence. Part of our 'New to headship' series - live, deeply practical classes for new and aspiring heads in the skills the NPQ can't teach you.


We know the shift to headship can be daunting, and for some, a lonely experience. This course gives new heads the practical training and support network they need to feel confident navigating the complexities of team and people management.

Amy Jewell
Director of Product Innovation at The Key

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Practical leadership courses

Live, social learning for leaders at all levels, for the deeply practical skills you normally only get from years in the job

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Statutory eLearning courses

Help your school meet its statutory requirements, with online courses designed with the school context in mind

Video case studies

Bitesize and on-demand, featuring practising school leaders sharing what they know works

Who is CPD for?

There’s no limit to the number of users you can add to any of our memberships, but schools tell us The Key CPD is particularly useful for:

  • Headteachers
  • Deputy headteachers
  • Subject leaders
  • CPD leads
  • Executive headteachers
  • Assistant headteachers
  • Heads of year
  • All staff
I haven't done NPQH but everyone here is saying that this is better.
Live course participant
New to headship: learn to lead
620 hours of video case studies watched over the last 3 years
1,000+ learner hours delivered in the last 12 months through our live courses alone
90% of course participants say they feel ‘more confident’ or ‘much more confident’ after completing one of our leadership courses

For access to The Key CPD, choose a Whole School membership.

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