Our NPQ Programmes

Programme Information

Our delivery model is grounded in tried-and-tested evidence of effective school improvement from both the UK and US. The programmes are underpinned by theory, mapped for progression across all qualification levels, and application of learning prioritised to facilitate successful implementation


Programme Model

The programme will use ‘see it, name it, do it’ as an organisational structure for scaffolding learning to the point of mastery. The model is a highly applied and personalised approach coined by the internationally renowned Leverage Leadership Institute. 

  • See it: The approach goes beyond theory by using current, real-life models of exemplary practice
  • Name it: By identifying features of exemplary practice, the invisible is made visible. Participants reflect on their current practice and name their ‘gaps’
  • Do it: Participants are guided through implementation planning with time for practice, peer feedback and the use of gap tasks. As part of formative assessment, participants then ‘fix their gaps’ by applying their learning in school. 

Embedded assessment practice

Opportunities to ‘do it’, through practice and planning give the best chance of successful implementation and lead to rapid school improvement. Application of learning provides regular practice opportunities for final scenario-based assessment.

Blended learning

The programme is made up of a blend of synchronous and asynchronous, in-person, online and self-study components. You can find more details on the dedicated programme pages.



For more detailed information on each programme, simply click on the links  below.

Specialist NPQ Diagram

NPQLT - National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching

NPQLTD - National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development

NPQLBC - National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture


NPQSL - National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

NPQH NPQ Diagram

NPQH - National Professional Qualification for Headship


NPQH Additional Support Offer


NPQEL - National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership

Scholarship Funding

As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament.

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