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Unlock your potential as a school leader and apply for our innovative, impact-focused National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). To register your interest, please complete the 'Find out more' form and we'll get in touch with more information.

Overview

We offer four leadership NPQs (in Senior Leadership, Headship, Executive Leadership and Early Years) as well as five NPQs for teachers and leaders who wish to develop their expertise in specialist areas (Leading Literacy, Leading Behaviour and Culture, Leading Teaching, Leading Teacher Development and Leading Primary Maths).

Browse our programmes here.

Location

We can confirm that we will be delivering NPQs in schools near the following locations:

  • North and West: Blackburn, Preston, Bolton, Wigan, Liverpool, Leyland and Skelmersdale
  • South, East and London: Norwich, London and South Essex
  • North and East: Tyne and Wear, Doncaster, Redcar, Halifax, Gateshead, Washington, Peterlee and Grimsby
  • South and West: Bath & North East Somerset, Birmingham, Bristol, Devon, Dudley, Cornwall, Swindon, South Gloucestershire, Sandwell, Somerset, South Staffordshire, Worcester and Walsall

Assessment

Typically, participants will need to complete the programme and achieve a pass mark in a written, ‘open book’ style, structured assessment of up to 2,000 words.

We will support participants with writing clinics before they embark on gaining their accreditation.

The assessment itself takes place over an eight-day window. There are two assessment windows per year and participants have two opportunities to take part.

Cost/Funding

For staff from state-funded schools or 16-19 organisations in England, places are fully funded by the DfE. There will be no cost to the participant.

You can study towards more than one NPQ, but will only be eligible for funding for each NPQ once. If you withdraw from or fail your programme, you will not be funded again for the same NPQ.

Benefits

Fulfilment

The better and more knowledgeable you are at your job, the more enjoyable and exciting you will find it – and that enthusiasm will be passed on to your pupils.

Essential knowledge

We offer programmes developed by professionals designed to enable you to make a greater impact in your job.

Research informed practice

You’ll have access to the latest and best evidence of what works in education.

Community of educators

You’ll be part of a diverse community of educators, all learning from one another during the course – and potentially afterwards, too.

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