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NPQLBC - Leading Behaviour and Culture

Those leading behaviour and culture have the potential to cultivate a behaviour system that nurtures a culture for learning and enables all pupils to thrive.

With influence over school culture and support for those with complex needs as well as professional development and implementation, leaders of behaviour and culture play a vital role in school improvement.

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) is aimed at teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school. Responsibilities may include ensuring good behaviour and a culture of high expectations and learning are maintained across the school. 

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 components totalling a maximum of four days plus self study.





Online seminars




6 x 2hr sessions*

6 x 2hr sessions*


18 x 2hr units






*Synchronous in-person and online units are designed in two-hour blocks that may be combined as whole days lasting six hours or delivered as a series of two-hour twilights.

Key Information

  • Cost: £795 per participant
  • Scholarship funding available - click here for more information
  • Programme length: 12 months
  • Start date: November 2021 or February 2022
  • Assessment: An open-book assessment in an eight-day set window within 3 months of completion requiring a structured 1500-word response to a real multi-resource scenario/case-study.

Application information

The graphic below illustrates the application timeline.

NPQ scholarships are available to selected schools but funding is finite. In the event of a high demand for scholarships, round 1 participants will be prioritised.

App timeline

Once you've chosen your programme and checked your suitability, register with the .GOV.UK website and then complete the School-Led Network application form by clicking the apply button below.

Upon completion of your application, you will receive an automated email as receipt of your application. Following that, one of our delivery partners will be in touch with further information.

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You can find the Department for Education Framework for NPQLBC here: 

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