London South

NPQ for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

For Early Years Leaders in School and PVI settings, Primary School leaders

This completely new Leadership NPQ has an evidence-informed curriculum design, connecting you to the latest research and best practice. Our research-rich course covers all of the core content in the government’s Framework for this qualification.

This programme will:

Develop a culture that supports sustainable improvements over time, responding to evidence on child development and effective early years practice.

Support the delivery of a strong curriculum that responds to the demands of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Understand the evidence on SEND in the early years and make appropriate provision to support babies and young children to access support where needed.

Support the development of all staff within an early years setting.

Focus on the underpinning operational fundamentals of a successful early years setting, including leading on pedagogy, managing the nursery, managing the team, understanding safeguarding requirements and financial and business needs

How long is the programme?
A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face-to-face workshops, for a few hours study each week over 18 months. This is followed by an assessment where you will complete a 1500-word case study assessment to demonstrate your understanding of real leadership and change.

How much is the programme?

Funding for Autumn 2024 will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities. Scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from: (i) the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding; (ii) 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage.

Please note that The Avila Partnership will not be running this course in 2024/25. However, other providers are available.