Key points from this section include the following.
- There are several different career progression paths for education practitioners in Wales. Some of these may require specific qualifications or training.
- The professional standards for education practitioners in Wales provide an important baseline for evaluating professional learning and gauging training needs.
- The leadership standards for education practitioners in Wales outline the key attributes required of leaders in education in Wales, and practitioners with appropriate evidence of these may consider applying for the NPQH.
- There are many sources of support for the professional learning of education practitioners in Wales, many of which are online, including the Learning Wales website and Hwb+.
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