National Professional Qualifications

The following courses are offered by the members of the East Midlands Teaching Schools Alliance:

Lead licensee

Contact

Phone

Inspiring Leaders info@inspiringleaderstoday.com 0115 989 1913
George Spencer Academy and TS

courses@george-spencer.notts.sch.uk 
(Mary-Alice Lloyd)

0115 917 0100
L.E.A.D Academy Trust cpd@bestpracticenet.co.uk 
(Florence Hiatt)
0115 822 5449
 

NPQML - National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a new qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader.

This qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules.

NPQML is assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace. It is suitable for middle leaders with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage/subject/curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders.

To achieve the qualification, you’ll need to complete two essential modules and one elective module, with a focus on driving successful team performance and improving classroom practice. Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning (about 20 hours) and practice activities, face-to-face activity, including peer and facilitated learning and reading, reflection and online learning.

NPQSL - National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is a new qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.

This qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines essential modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules. You may for example, want to learn about effective whole school management or develop your skills in building partnerships.

It is suitable for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and advanced skills teachers, and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.

To achieve the qualification you’ll need to complete two essential and two elective modules with a focus on developing the skills, confidence and knowledge to lead whole-school issues.

Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning (about 20 hours) and practice activities, face-to-face activity, including peer and facilitated learning and reading, reflection and online learning.

NPQSL is assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace. National College qualifications can be linked to Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points so that you can use them to contribute towards a Master’s degree.

NPQH - National Professional Qualification for Headship

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a head teacher or principal. Designed in collaboration with some of the country's leading head teachers and academics, NPQH will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system, and high quality outcomes for pupils and students.

This course is for leaders who are highly motivated to be a head teacher, no more than 12–18 months from applying for headship posts and ready to take up a headship as soon as you graduate.

The redesigned NPQH follows a modular curriculum based on Master's level criteria and focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes of a successful head teacher. To achieve the NPQH qualification you'll need to successfully complete three essential and two elective modules involving extended case studies and related in-school assignments with a stronger focus on leading teaching, behaviour and performance management. You will also complete a placement of a minimum of nine days at another school.