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Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

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

Apply for an NPQSL

  • Register: To begin your application journey, please complete a registration form via the DfE registration portal to verify your details.
  • Apply: Once your details have been validated by the Department for Education (this can take up to 3 working days), you will be added to our database. We will then be in touch to advise on next steps and how to complete your application.

We are now accepting applications for our February 2024 cohort.

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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