National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the NPQ for Leading Teaching. In 12 months, you will develop the knowledge and understanding of what excellent classroom teaching looks like.

With no project work and minimal time out of school, the NPQLT is designed to fit around your busy timetable.

Apply

To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Cost

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 the development for other teachers 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

Curriculum

What you’ll learn
This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Teaching Framework.

On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Explain important ideas about the science of learning
  • Understand what good teaching practice is and how to implement it
  • Support colleagues to design a broad and coherent curriculum
  • Plan effective lessons and stimulate your pupils’ thinking
  • Help colleagues adapt their teaching to different needs
  • Contribute to the design of school assessment systems
  • Align your professional development with wider school improvement priorities.

How you’ll learn
The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time interactive sessions, face-to-face training, peer-led sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

Assessment

The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. 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.