NPQSL Programme


National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

The NPQSL 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: four ‘Face to Face’ days [F2F] covering the Areas of Study; four, two week Online courses, and Self-Supported Study by joining an Online Professional Learning Community. All of this will cover 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 leader should operate on a daily basis. These are: •

  • 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.


Application forms and guidance will be available here once new courses and information is updated in the new year.

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