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The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)
The NPQML is a qualification from the Department for Education (DfE) that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. The programme supports participants to help develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to lead a high-performing team in a school and to improve classroom practice.
For further information please see drop down menu options at the bottom of this page, or contact us by telephone 020 8696 5606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about our delivery provider, SSAT, or for the DfE's NPQML guidance use the links below.
Who can apply
To apply for the NPQML, suitable applicants should be aspiring to take up middle leadership, or newly appointed middle leaders with responsibility for leading a team. For example:
Key stage leader
Curriculum area leader
Pastoral services leader
Specialist educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
Head of department
This includes middle leaders working across more than one school, for example, Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE).
The Course Summary and Overview provided above includes the dates for the 2018 cohort. The new summary and overview, including the 2019 dates will be added shortly.
How to apply
Dates for the 2019 Cohort 2 will be published here shortly and applications are welcomed.
If you wish to be notified when the dates have been published, please contact Kylie Burgess at email@example.com
Applications will be made using the booking form below:
This should be completed in full and returned for the attention of Kylie Burgess by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by a specified date (to be confirmed) and will need to be available to attend all published training dates. Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with feedback in order to support any future application.
Please see the course summary and overview for details of the course structure and assessment.
£900 plus VAT
£799 plus VAT for Sharing Excellence Partnership members
If your application is successful, you will be notified and an invoice will be issued for your placement. Please see the full Terms and Conditions for further information.
Course dates - Cohort 2 2019
Cohort 2 - 2019 will begin in Autumn 2019.
The full dates will be published here shortly.
If you wish to be notified when the dates are available, please contact Kylie Burgess via email email@example.com
Venue and Course Duration
The programme is delivered over a minimum of two school terms and requires compulsory attendance at 5 face-to-face training sessions including the induction session. These face-to-face sessions will be held at Dunraven School in South London. Assessment must be completed within 12-18 months from the start of the programme, in line with DfE guidelines. Further details will be provided with the Terms and Conditions upon booking.