National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
NPQs offer nationally recognised leadership qualifications at four levels middle, senior, headteacher and executive, equipping and empowering the next generation of leaders to drive school and system improvement.
These programmes support you to lead a team, develop leadership skills across a school, enhance your strategic management capabilities, improve the quality of educational provision and managing resources to achieve your leadership goals.The approach is a blend of face to face, workplace and online learning to maximise accessibility.
It is widely recognised that effective leadership creates the right conditions for all pupils to achieve. These new qualifications will secure better outcomes for all learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
NPQs are delivered in partnership with The Worcestershire Global Leadership Academy (WGLA).
The NPQ for Middle Leadership, NPQ for Senior Leadership and NPQ for Headship qualifications are offered throughout the West Midlands, whilst the NPQ in Executive Leadership is delivered nationally. Funding may be available for leaders working in areas of high deprivation, please enquire for more information.
National Professional Qualifications for Middle Leadership
The NPQML is aimed at current or aspiring middle leaders within a school or an academy. If you are working towards leading a team or are already leading a team, then this course would be suitable for you.
National Professional Qualifications for Senior Leadership
The NPQSL is aimed at current or aspiring senior leaders within a school or an academy. If you are working towards leading a team or are already leading a team, then this course would be suitable for you.
National Professional Qualifications for Headship
The NPQH is aimed at current or aspiring headteachers within a school or an academy. If you are working towards leading a school or are already leading a school as a head teacher, then this course would be suitable for you.
National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership
The NPQEL supports the professional development of current or aspiring executive headteachers and chief executives within a multi-academy trust or other school partnership.
Are you considering an NPQ?
Talk to a member of the team if you have any questions about NPQs, or if you would like to register your interest in a programme.Get in touch
Do you feel ready to lead and drive system and school improvements?
An NPQEL offers you an opportunity to take stock, set direction and develop the leadership qualities of a highly effective executive leader.Discover more