National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)

The fourth cohort of the NPQML programme starts again in October 2016 and runs throughout the academic year 2016 / 2017. The programme is fully booked. 

The NPQML is one of three national qualifications offered by the National College for Teaching and Learning and delivered by designated organisations.  The Alliance delivers the NPQML in conjunction with the Thames Valley Schools Partnership which is a collaboration of Bucks Learning Trust and Brunel University. 

The NPQML is aimed at individuals with existing responsibility for leading a team. It is designed to support individuals in becoming highly effective middle leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improve classroom practice. The programme is suitable both for middle leaders who are established and experienced in their roles, or individuals who have recently taken on a middle leadership role or new responsibility. Middle leadership roles could include subject/curriculum leaders, key stage leaders, career co-ordinators, heads of department, pastoral leaders, gifted and talented co-ordinators, Advanced Skills Teachers and assessment co-ordinators. 

The course is made up of three modules. Each module will require 50 hours of blended learning - a mix of workplace learning, face to face activity, reflection and online learning. 

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