The NPQML Programme typically takes up to one year to complete, during which time participants will complete six Areas of Study:
• Leading with Impact
• Strategy and Improvement
• Increasing Capability
• Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
• Working in Partnership
• Managing Resources and Risk
Our Programmes are designed around a blended learning approach which incorporates: three ‘Face to Face’days [F2F] covering the Areas of Study; three, two-week Online courses, and Self-Supported Study by joining an Online Professional Learning Community. All of this covers up-to-date content, knowledge and skills.
The Online courses have a central focus on ‘learn about’ – theoretical knowledge and understanding; whilst the F2F sessions focus on ‘learn how to’ – application and practice.
In addition to the six Areas of Study, there are also seven Leadership Behaviours which set out how a leadershould operate on a daily basis.
• Commitment • Resilience • Collaboration
• Integrity • Personal Drive • Awareness • Respect
These behaviours are covered throughout the Programmes but mainly during the F2F days.
To evaluate each candidate’s strengths in each Behaviour, a 360o self-assessment is completed before the Programme begins and another at the end to assess personal growth and leadership development.