What is the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)?

For teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. Our NPQLT programme will;

  • Develop evidence-led expertise equipping you to respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities of subject/age-specific leadership of teaching, enabling the flourishing of children and adults through an ambitious vision for your area of the school
  • Deepen your knowledge application to enable you to help your department/faculty/key stage keep improving through key aspects of leadership including curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and implementation
  • Develop your subject-specific expertise with access to the latest research-informed thinking and practice across the curriculum areas, drawing through expertise from the Early Career Framework to the development of staff at all stages of their teaching careers
  • Provide you with a dedicated expert coach who will champion, challenge and encourage your leadership journey, developing your specialist knowledge and supporting your wellbeing and resilience as a leader
  • Create networked communities of practice of fellow professionals to support your development for the long-term, enabling the collective expertise of the whole education system to grow and develop

Programme delivery is based on a 4-stage learning cycle 

Cycle 1
How Pupils Learn & Classroom Practice

Cycle 2
Subject & Curriculum and assessment

Cycle 3
Adaptive Teaching and School Culture

Cycle 4
Professional Development & Implementation