The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (cohort 4)

An exciting way to develop leadership. The National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is a course accredited by the Department of Education (DFE). 

Our NPQSL course offers the best of both worlds with its online and face to face dimension. The online course comprehensively cover the 6 new NPQ content areas, using the most up to date theory and research. 16 hours of facilitated learning over 4 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.

Who can apply?

You’ll be looking for professional development, but not aspiring to headship at this stage of your career. You should be in a leadership role with cross-school responsibilities, for example:

  • an experienced middle leader
  • a deputy head
  • a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO)
  • an advanced skills teacher
  • other senior staff


Module 1 Strategy and improvement
Module 2 Teaching and curriculum excellence
Module 3 Managing resources and risks + Increasing capability 
Module 4 Working in Partnership + Increase Capability


NPQSL participants will be assessed on a written account of the school improvement task which must demonstrate whole school impact of no more than 5000 words as well as a presentation of the school based project. Final assessment is within a target period of 12 months of starting the course.



COST  £995.00

DATE 09/10/20, 27/11/20, 05/02/21, 19/03/21

TIME 1.00-4.00pm  

LOCATION Virtual digital platform


Applications for NPQSL cohort 4 is now closed. 




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