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Posted on 26 Jul 2019

NPQML 2019 - 2020

The Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance is delivering the NPQML in 2019 – 2020 through the Outstanding Leaders Partnership who are the approved provider.

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

Qualification overview: NPQML provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for middle leaders. Candidates have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. Middle leaders reflect on their own leadership through discussion and debate with peers and put theory into practice.

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity. Modules are contextualised for leaders in different types of school (such as primary, secondary, special or faith) and content is written and regularly reviewed by serving school leaders and subject matter experts.

The qualification has a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities that includes face-to-face sessions, online learning, leadership learning groups, dedicated personal tutor and peer support. Delegates complete two essential and one elective module. The modules cover three learning areas: Strategy and Improvement, Teaching and Curriculum Excellence, and Managing Resources and Risks. All focus on improving the effectiveness of leadership practice and developing behaviours around commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity and respect.

NPQML programme fees are £950.

The registration window for programmes starting in Autumn 2019 has been extended to Friday 20th September. If you have missed this deadline, please contact Paula Moore at

Use this link to register

During registration, you will be asked to identify whether you have been recommended by the Herts & Bucks TSA. Please enter our allocation code: HABTSA.

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