National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ for Leading Literacy. In 12 months, this NPQ will help you learn the essential knowledge and skills to successfully lead high quality, literacy development and teaching in your school.
With no project work and minimal time out of school, this NPQ is designed to fit around your busy timetable.
DfE-funded scholarships are available for this NPQ for all those who meet the following criteria:
- Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading literacy in their school
- Work in a state-funded school or organisations that offer 16-19 places in England
From September 2022, eligible organisations now include:
- Independent special schools
- Virtual schools (Local Authority run organisations that support the education of children in care)
- Hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations
- Young offender institutions
What you’ll learn
This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Literacy.
On this programme, you will:
- Learn how to support staff, of all subject specialisms, to develop pupils’ language and literacy skills
- Learn how pupils develop aspects of literacy, including:
- understanding how children learn to talk, and how developing effective spoken language supports literacy development at every age and stage
- understanding how children learn to become fluent readers and how teachers can help with this, from primary all the way through to secondary
- exploring the importance of subject-specific vocabulary and different strategies to teaching this
- knowing how to support pupils’ writing – whether learning to write in primary school, through to writing academically at key stage five
- Learn how to support, develop and teach pupils literacy using evidence-informed approaches
- Learn how to lead literacy through curriculum, culture and motivation
- Understand how effective literacy education can support your school
- Contribute to effective professional development for literacy, linking it to teaching, the curriculum and assessment across the school.
How you’ll learn
The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. You will be encouraged to put what you learn into practice and track your progress as you go.
Note: programme content is subject to change.
The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme. During this time, you will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which you respond to a short case study.
There are two assessment windows every year, and you can sit the assessment two times, if you need to.
You need to complete the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
We will offer a live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.