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Professional development for school leaders

All our documents on professional development for school leaders and governors. Includes our NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH qualifications.

Qualifications and study modules for school leaders

Working with top headteachers, multi-academy trust chief executive officers and other sector experts, we have recently developed a reformed suite of national professional qualifications (NPQs) to better prepare leaders for the range of roles in today’s school system. This includes a new National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership.

Subject to contract, 44 high-quality accredited providers will be offering the reformed NPQs from the academic year 2017 to 2018 and their details will be available shortly.

We offer qualifications and study modules for middle leaders, senior leaders and those aspiring to headship. Our qualifications and modules are provided by licensees. You can study modules on their own or combine them to pursue a qualification.

  1. National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

    • Guidance
  2. Study modules for middle leaders in schools

    • Guidance
  3. National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

    • Guidance
  4. Study modules for senior leaders in schools

    • Guidance
  5. National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

    • Guidance
  6. Study modules for school leaders aspiring to headship

    • Guidance
  7. Licensees: national qualifications and study modules for school leaders

    • Guidance

Study exemptions

This information applies to our NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH qualifications.

  1. Study exemptions: national qualifications for school leaders

    • Guidance

For school governors

  1. School governors: professional development

    • Guidance
  2. Licensees: professional development for school governors

    • Guidance