NPQSL

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for senior leaders who are looking for further professional development but not yet aspiring to headship.

Key Features
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F2F events

Facilitated by school leaders from outstanding schools

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Award winning online courses

Flexible facilitated study working alongside peers

60

MA credits

Gain Masters credits towards an MA in Educational Leadership with Chester University

Who is this for?

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities such as an experienced middle leader, a deputy headteacher, an assistant headteacher, or other senior staff.

This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Director of a Teaching School Alliance.

Qualification overview

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

The qualification has been designed to stimulate and challenge thinking, build knowledge, skills and expertise, and promote change and improvement in leadership behaviours, capability and capacity.

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership 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. Candidates will complete three modules covering three learning areas: Strategy and Improvement, Teaching and Curriculum Excellence, and Managing Resources and Risks, each facilitated within a 4-week period. All focus on improving the effectiveness of leadership practice and developing behaviours around commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity and respect.

NPQSL delivery model

NPQSL allows you to accrue 60 credits towards an MA in Educational Leadership with Chester University. Assessment criteria is matched so there is no extra cost for the credits and you can enter the MA course by making a secure claim for previous learning through the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) process.

What does it cost?

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership costs £1,250 to undertake with OLP.

Terms and conditions

Please make sure that you read our terms and conditions before you register.

How to register

We are delighted to confirm that we have been licensed by the Department of Education to deliver all of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL).

Registrations are taken through our partner Best Practice Network. The deadline for registrations is 11.59pm on Friday 13 October 2017.

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