Our Programmes

National Professional Qualifications

The Department for Education’s (DfE) vision is for an education system that drives social mobility, ensuring that every child and young person can access a high-quality education, regardless of location, prior attainment, or background. Over the past fifteen years, DfE and its predecessor bodies have sought to grow professional development opportunities for school leaders, with NPQs at the forefront of this provision. UCL Institute of Education is delighted to be working with our extended network of schools and MATs to deliver the following extended suite of qualifications. Serving leaders, Headteachers and executive heads have worked together to design bespoke material, based on current research to grow tomorrows’ school leaders.

National Professional Qualification Curriculum Framework:

The curriculum framework is built around six content areas and seven leadership behaviours, all of which are common to each level of NPQ, enabling leaders to develop the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience progressively through the levels:The six content areas set out what a leader should know or be able to do:

  • Strategy and Improvement
  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Managing Resources and Risks
  • Increasing Capability

The seven leadership behaviours focus on how the best leaders operate:

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Drive
  • Resilience
  • Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Respect.

National Professional Qualification for:

Executive Leadership - NPQEL >

Headship - NPQH >

Senior Leadership - NPQSL >

Middle Leadership - NPQML >

Scholarship Funding:

NPQ Scholarship Funding - Category 5 & 6 Areas >

MAT - NPQ Scholarship Funding >

Additional Continuing Professional Development:

Applying to Headship - (Programme) >

Exploring Headship - (Programme) >

360 Diagnostic >

Work with us as a local cluster [NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH]:

If you are interested in setting up a local cluster group in partnership with IOE Leadership CoLab to deliver the NPQML, NPQSL or NPQH, please complete our brief registration form. One of our programme leaders will then contact you to discuss things in more detail.

Work with us as a cluster >

Our Metrics >

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