Leadership Qualifications

The first registration window for NPQ programmes will close on Friday 26 July 2019.  Full scholarship funding is available in some areas (see scholarship notice).

Our qualifications are all designed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts to form a coherent learning pathway. The combination of online courses, face-to-face events and enrichment practice activity create a truly blended learning experience.

The qualifications are structured in such a way as to give candidates the option of moving on to the next qualification after completing their first, or simply completing one qualification if preferred. 

Take a Qualification

Our National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) programme is flexible and modular to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence required to lead high-performing teams and improve classroom practice.
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The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior school leaders.
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The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a headteacher.
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The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) provides an opportunity for headteachers taking the next step to executive leadership with responsibility for more than one school.
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Our Qualifications

View the video below to learn more about Outstanding Leaders Partnership and hear how our qualifications have impacted upon the careers of teachers and the attainment of pupils.