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The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is widely recognised as the  qualification of choice for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher.

Shaped with school leaders and underpinned by some of the best research and thinking internationally, the course will challenge and develop talented leaders who can deliver educational excellence, drive school improvement priorities and offer high quality leadership skills.

Training with us

WGLA offers NPQH qualifications for Senior Leaders who would like to take the next steps in their career development. 

Our facilitators for the essential and elective modules are outstanding Head Teachers who have undergone training specifically for this purpose.  Materials are delivered in an engaging and interactive manner and we are very keen to develop a cohort identity which allows candidates to support each other’s learning journey.

Who is this qualification for?

Candidates should be highly motivated to become a headteacher.  Candidates must have the full support and endorsement of their headteacher, line manager or sponsor.  Following an application, candidates will be selected via a formal interview undertaken by existing Headteachers from within the partnership.

Course Modules

NPQH modules contain a blend of work-based, online, reflective and facilitated learning. The balance of each module will vary, however typically at least half of the module activity will be work-based.

What is expected?

Face-to-face training - 40 hours, Independent on-line study - 50 hours, work-place study - 50 hours

To achieve the National Professional Qualification for Headship you will need to successfully complete three essential modules, built from outstanding practice and will be able to choose two elective modules to complete. There are two written assignments, the first is a two term improvement project within your own setting and the second is an action plan based on a placement in another school.  Assignments will be assessed by Univeristy of Worcester and will carry 20 Masters credits.

What does this cost?

NPQH costs £2000 per participant. This includes all course pre-assessment and administration and final assessment.