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Cost £975 + VAT, which includes all programme and assessment costs. 

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is a national qualification that provides recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader. The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network (CTSN)  has worked successfully in partnership with Leadership East as licensee to deliver the NPQSL nationally accredited qualification over the past four years.

Are you eligible for a fully-funded place?

If your school is in Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, East Cambs, Fenland, Mid Suffolk, North & East Lincolnshire, King's Lynn, West Suffolk, Ipswich or Norwich you will be eligible for a fully funded place on the CTSN/Leadership East NPQML. 

Please note that funding for places is limited so ensure that your application is with us as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Click here for more information and a full list of eligible areas.

Who is NPQSL for?
NPQSL is aimed at experienced team leaders with wider responsibilities traditionally associated with senior leadership roles.  It is suitable for:
  • Deputy or assistant heads
  • Experienced senior leaders who wish to further their knowledge and skills
  • Experienced middle leaders who are ambitious for and seeking promotion to a senior leadership role
  • Specialist Leader of Education (SLE)Senior leaders in a federation with responsibility areas across several schools
  • Someone who has responsibility for supporting other schools
  • Senior leaders working in schools and academies who are not qualified teachers (for example bursars, HR officers)
  • 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?
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
The programme will be delivered at Swavesey Village College
Details Date Time Duration
Face to Face Session One 18 October 2018 9.30-3.30pm Day
Face to Face Session Two 13 February 2019 9.30-3.30pm Day
Face to Face Session Three 04 July 2019 9.30-3.30pm Day
How to apply?
We are currently taking bookings for an Autumn term 2018 cohort. To book your place on the NPQSL please complete the NPQSL registration form at the top of the page. 

NPQSL Booking Request Form

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