NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership)

Who is this course for?
For those in Primary or Secondary schools who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team e.g. a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), or a Head of Department.

Leading a Team – Participants will lead an improvement project in a team, lasting at least 2 terms, aimed at improving pupil progress and attainment and the capability of their team.

The qualification is split across 6 areas:

  • Managing Resources and Risks
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Increasing Capacity
  • Strategy and Improvement

What is included in the cost of the programme?

  • One full face to face day and four late afternoon sessions (Note: if face to face sessions are not possible, in light of Covid-19, sessions will take place remotely)
  • Access to additional Online Learning Areas and all materials to complement their programme and to support their individual development
  • Online discussions and support
  • Two 360 diagnostic development tools (one before starting and the second towards the end), with full report and workbook to support planning for your development
  • Final assessment – participants are required to:
    • Submit a written account of the project, using a template provided, demonstrating how they have met the criteria (4500 words)
    • Submit supporting documents and materials as evidence against the 6 areas mentioned above

How long does the NPQML take?
The qualification can take between 12 and 18 months to complete, with a maximum study time for the whole qualification of 150 hours.

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Delegate Price £975.00
TSA Member Price £975.00