NPQSL - Register your expression of interest now for an autumn term 2017 start. Cost £975 + VAT, which includes all programme and assessment costs. 

Latest NPQSL News: CTSN has been working successfully in partnership with Leadership East as licensee to deliver the NPQSL nationally accredited qualification for the past four years. The NPQSL is being redesigned to build upon the suite of qualifications known as the Leadership Curriculum. This reform puts schools and partnerships in the driving seat of leadership professional development (DfE, 2017).

Leadership East, a strong partnership led by 11 primary, secondary and special schools in the region, has taken the step to build on their excellent track record of delivering leadership development programmes, including the NPQs, for over 3,000 school leaders, by applying for approval from the DfE to deliver the reformed Leadership Curriculum from September 2017.

However, the government has now entered the official pre-election period in preparation for the General Election on 8 June. During this pre-election period, there are significant constraints on the nature of decisions that can be taken and public announcements that can be made. As a result, the DfE will not be in a position to announce the results of the accreditation of providers of the reformed NPQs prior to a new government being formed. We will continue to keep you updated on this matter. Whilst we await final confirmation, we are currently taking expressions of interest for the CTSN-Leadership East NPQSL, so that we can hopefully organise an autumn term 2017 start for the next cohort.

Who is NPQSL for?

Those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. 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 (TSA). 

What is included within the NPQSL programme?

NPQSL - Leading across a school. The qualification is part of the National College for Teaching and Leadership Leadership Curriculum, which offers more flexible development opportunities to support leaders at every stage of their career. NPQSL sits at level two of the Leadership Curriculum. It is designed to support participants in becoming highly effective senior leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of the school or organisation as part of the senior leadership team.

To achieve the qualification, participants will work on a range of senior leadership competencies. The modular programme will be delivered through a blended learning approach including:

  • a leadership 360 diagniostic review at the start and end of the programme
  • twilight face to face training for each module
  • online learning resources
  • online discussions and support
  • final assessment

What modules are available as part of the NPQSL qualification?

The modules provide access to a wide set of high quality leadership resources to challenge and support participants at senior leadership level. All modules reflect the recent and significant changes in schools and national policy.

Competencies developed on the NPQSL at senior leader level include: 

  • Strategy and improvement
  • Leading with impact
  • Managing resources and risk
  • Increasing capability

The programme will be undertaken over at least two terms to enable you to show evidence of the impact of your leadership.

How long does it take?

The majority of senior leaders are likely to spend 12-18 months completing the programme.

How much does NPQSL cost?

The cost of the programme is £975 + VAT. This will be a non-refundable charge and must be paid once your place has been confirmed by CTSN.

Dates & Venue

Dates will be confirmed once the DfE decision is known regarding the delivery of the reformed NPQs. The programme will be delivered at Swavesey Village College

How to apply?

We are currently taking expressions of interest for an autumn term 2017 cohort. Please note that all expressions of interest at this stage are subject to the DfE’s decision regarding the delivery of the reformed NPQs. We will confirm the position with you once the new government has finalised the arrangements with regard to the NPQs. To register your interest for a place on the NPQSL please complete the NPQSL registration form at the top of the page. 






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