National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)

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In 12 months this programme will help you become a true champion of literacy. You’ll develop a thorough understanding of how you can improve literacy in your subject, phase and school, using the latest evidence-based research.

Who is it suitable for?

To apply you must be a teacher who has or is aspiring to have, responsibility for leading literacy. Participants must be in or have been in a teaching role.

Example roles

  • English/literacy leader
  • Head of department
  • Assistant/Deputy Head
  • Second in English

Our delivery partners and their programmes

Our national lead providers, Ambition Institute and Education Development Trust adheres to the National NPQ content framework. Specialist NPQs take around 12 months to complete, and as part of the application process you should select a preferred provider.

When studying for a specialist NPQ programme you will receive the following:

National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)

5 blocks of input over 12 months, based around the themes of:

  • Leading improvement
  • Underpinning principles
  • Developing others
  • Furthering your specialism
  • Embedding into practice.

This includes:

  • 2 x full day face-to-face (or online if needed) core training sessions facilitated by experienced senior leaders
  • 4 live, 2 hour facilitated twilight webinars to cement and consolidate learning with your group
  • A series of reading & video-based activities (self-study, online) for each of the 5 blocks – you can complete these at a time to suit you
  • Diagnostic assessment activity for each block (self-study, online) – you can complete these at a time to suit you
  • Support for final assessment.

National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
  • One full day conference – face-to-face / online
  • 6 x online self-study ‘courses’ – one every six weeks
  • Little and often approach, with self-study each week at a time which suits you
  • 5 x after school ‘clinics’ over the 12 months
  • 6 ‘community’ sessions – problem solving with peers
  • Support for final assessment
How to Apply

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