National Professional Qualifications for Executive Leadership

Apply Now for the NPQEL October 2018 or the January 2019 Cohort

Are you prepared to take the next steps needed to become a highly-effective Executive Leader?

As a current or aspiring Executive Leader or CEO you have risen to the highest level of leadership. The leadership talent you have developed over time will now be tested by greater responsibility, as the future direction of your entire school or trust rests upon your shoulders.

The National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership (NPQEL) is an inpirational opportunity to take stock, set direction and develop the leadership qualities and competencies of an Executive Leader, leading across several schools.

What is involved in the NPQEL?

What commitment is required?
What outcome and skills will you develop?

Find out more about the NPQEL programme

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NPQEL participants must design a sustainable business development strategy for their organisation and submit a written account of the project.

In addition NPQEL participants will lead a project to improve progress and attainment in several schools. Participants will present their project plans and submit a written report for assessment.



We offer a quality assured NPQEL qualification, designed by current school leaders and business professionals, delivered around a blended learning model to ensure correct support and successful completeion. NPQEL particiapnts will attend 2 residential sessions and an assessment day. In addition delegates will be supported by additional online learning content covering sources of additional expertise, support partnerships, coaching and action learning sets. The total time commitment for delegates will be approximately 100 hours over a period of approximately six months.


Next cohort dates: 8th October 2018 or 8th January 2019

There will be multiple intakes per year, so please keep checking the listings online for the latest cohort dates available.

What can you expect from undertaking our NPQEL?

Watch what some of our previous Executive Leaders have said about the programme


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Executive Leadership for Independent School Leaders

We also run a specialist Executive Leadership Programme for Independent School Leaders
Find out more about the programme

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