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National Leadership Qualifications

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Leadership Development (National Qualifications) is one of the BIG 6 themes that drive the work of the TSA. Teaching Schools are part of the Government’s drive to give schools more freedom and take increasing responsibility for managing the schools’ system. Teaching Schools identify and co-ordinate expertise from their alliance, using the best leaders and teachers to lead peer-to-peer professional and leadership development as well to identify and develop leadership potential.  

Quick Reference Guide to National Leadership Qualifications

Event Ref. Event Title Start Date Duration Apply By Event Booking
LLF.178.QML NPQML (Middle Leadership) November 2017 f or January 2018 2 terms

17.11.17 or 5.1.18

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LLF.178.QSL NPQSL (Senior Leadership) November 2017 or January 2018 2 terms 17.11.17 or 5.1.18 Contact Office
LLF.189.PQH NPQH (Headship) September 2018 2 terms 13.7.18  from 1.2.18

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National Qualifications: Programmes & Events

LLF TSA is offering the following programmes and events during 2017-18 (update to follow at the beginning of November 2017) :  

            National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

NPQML has been developed for those individuals with responsibility for leading a team. The qualification is designed to support individuals in becoming a highly effective middle leader, providing the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to drive team performance and improve classroom practice.

The programme consists of a mixture of training modules and self-supported study and takes twelve months to complete. The modules are:

Essential modules:            Leading Teaching  -  Managing Systems & Processes

Elective modules:         Leading Inclusion  -  Leading an Effective Team  -  Leading & Developing Staff       Succeeding in Middle Leadership  -  Leading Change for Improvement   -  Leading in a Diverse System 

Useful link regarding costs:

http://www.education.gov.uk/nationalcollege/index/professional-development/npqml/npqml-costs.htm

Useful NPQML documents

NPQML Programme Exemptions - NPQML Fact Sheet - NPQML Module Descriptions

Programme reference: LLF.17.QML

The application window for NPQML will open again at the beginning of November 2017. 

 

            National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

NPQSL has been developed for those leading at a senior level within an organisation, covering areas that are relevant to those with senior leadership responsibilities and accountabilities but may also be appropriate to Specialist Leaders of Education and to experienced middle leaders aspiring to senior leadership.

The programme consists of training modules and self-supported study and takes twelve months to complete.

Useful links and further information

NCTL information page re: NPQSL

Learners First information page re: NPQSL

Reference: LLF.17.QSL

The application window for NPQSL will open again at the beginning of November 2017.

 

            National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

NPQH has been developed for aspiring headteachers and principals. Applicants should be highly motivated to become a headteacher, within 12-18 months from applying for headship posts, and have the full support of their headteacher or line manager. This updated programme has been significantly redesigned. The programme consists of training modules, school placements and self-supported study and takes twelve months to complete. Please see below for links to further information as well as details of the next application window.

Useful references & links

National College for Teaching and Leadership: NPQH information page

Learners First information page re: NPQH

Reference: LLF.17.PQH

 Details about the new programme will be published at the beginning of November 2017.