National Professional Qualification in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

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In 12 months you will discover what outstanding teaching looks like and use this knowledge to become a high performing leader of teaching.

Who is it suitable for?

Someone who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Participants must be in, or have been in, a teaching role. Those that directly manage a team of teachers and their work is focussed on supporting effective teaching across a school.

Example roles

  • Year group leader
  • Subject leader
  • Key stage/phase leader
  • Head of department
  • Class teacher

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 Teaching (NPQLT)

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 Teaching (NPQLT)
  • 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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