The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

An exciting way to develop leadership. The National Professional Qualification (NPQML) is a course accredited by the National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL).

The online course comprehensively cover the 6 new NPQ content areas, using the most up to date theory and research. 14 hours of facilitated learning over 3 two week programmes includes opportunity for reflection, research, discussion and networking, but at a time that is convenient for you. This allows greater flexibility than a traditional course.  The online element is blended and complimented by face to face days with our extremely experienced facilitators. These sessions will include coaching, development sessions and a diagnostic 360 online evaluation as well as programme support.

Module 1 Strategy & improvement + Leading with impact 
Module 2 Teaching & curriculum excellence + Increasing capability
Module 3 Managing resources & risks + Working in partnership

Who can apply?

You should be a middle leader (or aspiring middle leader) in a school with the responsibility of leading a team, for example:

  • a key stage leader
  • a curriculum area leader
  • a pastoral services leader
  • a subject leader
  • a head of department



NPQML participants will be assessed on a written account of the school based task which will demonstrate impact at a subject / department / sub team level of no more than 4500 words as well as a presentation of the school based project. Final assessment is within a target period of 21 months and at least within 18 months of starting the course.


COST  £795.00


TIME 12.00-4.00pm

LOCATION  Aurora House, 22 Kennington Park Gardens, London, SE11 4AX


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