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NPQ for Headship (NPQH)

For school leaders who are, or aspire to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

I really enjoyed the course and feel the implementation plan has had a big impact on my practice. The course has made me think about my leadership qualities and how to ensure my practice is current, ensuring high quality CPD for all. Thank you.

- NPQH participant

 

Apply for an NPQH

Applications for our February 2024 NPQH cohort have now closed. You can register your interest in joining a future cohort via our expression of interest form.

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99% satisfaction rate based on participants who completed a Leadership NPQ and said they were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the course

 

Duration: 18 months (plus 3 months for summative assessment process)
Hours of study: 81
Cost: Free to those who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria. The cost for school or self-funded participants outside of the criteria is £1,984

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

OR:

  • are a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school
  • are in the first 24 months of headship
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England

NPQH applicants can also apply for our Early Headship Coaching Offer (EHCO). This programme is tailored to your needs and suitable for any stage of NPQH study.

The EHCO will enable you to apply NPQH knowledge and skills to your own context, thrive through building support networks alongside main NPQH groups and sustain your development using social and psychological resources for leadership. Full funding for the EHCO is available for eligible participants. Click here to find out more about the EHCO.