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).
There is a 5% early bird discount for applications received by 31 May - please use discount code ERLY19

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.