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NPQ for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

For school leaders who are, or aspire to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

I would recommend the programme for any aspiring leader. It has given me a great insight into the role of leaders [...] and inspired me to continue to think outside the box, and adapt my teaching and role to create the best outcomes for all.

- Aamir Kohli, NPQSL participant


Apply for an NPQSL

Applications for our February 2024 NPQSL 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 £1,148

Scholarship eligibility criteria:

  • are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities
  • work in a state-funded school or a state-funded organisation that offers 16-19 places in England