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What is the National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

For teachers and leaders who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.

Our NPQLBC programme will:

The course is based on the 10 units of the NPQH framework and will be delivered across 5 cycles of the learning model over 12 months, as follows:

This course is suitable for all teachers and leaders who are, or want to be, involved in, developing and implementing behaviour and wellbeing strategies in their school. This course is also suitable for other specialised roles including, behaviour management lead, special educational needs co-ordinator, welfare management manager, pastoral team lead, key stage and phase leaders, social, emotional and mental health lead.

Non-teaching staff will need a TRN number you can find more information about how to apply for it here.

Develop evidence-led expertise equipping you to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities of ensuring great behaviour and pupil wellbeing, enabling the flourishing of children and adults through an ambitious vision for your area of the school.

Deepen your knowledge application to enable you to help your teams keep improving through developing key leadership aspects including establishing high expectations, supporting wellbeing/ resilience, and professional development for your teams.

Provide you with a dedicated expert coach who will champion, challenge and encourage your leadership journey, developing your specialist knowledge and supporting your wellbeing and resilience as a leader.

Create networked communities of practice of fellow professionals to support your development for the long-term, enabling the collective expertise of the whole education system to grow and develop

The course will be delivered across 5 cycles of the learning model, as follows:

Cycle One

School Culture & Teaching

Cycle Two

Enabling Conditions for Good Behaviour

Cycle Three

Complex Behavioural Needs

Cycle Four

Professional Development & Implementation

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.