The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior school leaders. It has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise and to develop candidate’s own professional areas of interest through the choice of an elective module.
NPQSL is suitable for senior leader with cross-school responsibilities, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teachers or a senior member of staff.
What are the benefits?
Facilitation and support from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
Purpose built virtual learning environment enabled for mobiles and tablets
Delivery at local venues
Guaranteed support to pass final assessment
Content contextualised for your locality and updated to reflect national developments and legislation
Regular progress updates for mentors and headteachers
Leadership provision rated ‘Gold’ by the National College for Teaching and Leadership
How is it delivered?
Candidates are expected to complete the qualification within a 12 month period and benefit from:
three face-to-face training events
four guided online courses working alongside peers*
regular online conferences to support and complement learning
access to two 360° leadership skills diagnostics
support from a nominated in-school mentor
facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
local and flexible access to high quality leadership training
dedicated online tutor to support school improvement project planning
mobile enabled virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community
option to accrue Credits and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points to contribute towards a Master's degree
*Online courses take around 15hrs and cover a three week period. The courses are facilitated by sector experts and provide a structured pathway through the module resources. Course activities are completed collaboratively helping enhance comprehension and application.
What does it cost?
All state-maintained schools and academies
£1,250 + assessment fees
*Final assessment activity will be funded for all candidates from English state-maintained schools and academies.
How to apply
Candidates can start the qualification in either the Spring or Autumn term. To register for the Spring 2017 intake, please visit our delivery partner websites using the links below. Registration closes on Friday 20th January 2017.