What is the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Our NPQLT programme will:

Develop evidence-led expertise equipping you to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities of subject/age-specific leadership of teaching, 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 department/faculty/key stage keep improving through key aspects of leadership including curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and implementation

Develop your subject-specific expertise with access to the latest research-informed thinking and practice across the curriculum areas, drawing through expertise from the Early Career Framework to the development of staff at all stages of their teaching careers

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

Cycle One

How Pupils Learn & Classroom Practice

Cycle Two

Subject & Curriculum and assessment

Cycle Three

Adaptive Teaching and School Culture

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.