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NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership) is a national qualification that provides recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.

This qualification comrises four taught modules alongside school based learning and a whole-school improvement project. NPQSL is assessed and awarded by the National College for Teaching & Leadership, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.

Training with us

South Bromsgrove Teaching School offers NPQSL qualifications  for teaching professionals who would like to take the next steps in their career development. 

Our facilitators for the modules are outstanding, experienced senior leaders who have a strong track record in delivering NPQs over a number of years.  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?

In order to secure a place on the qualification you must be a senior leader, or aspiring senior leader, with cross-school responsibilities, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teachers or a senior member of staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.

What is expected?

Face-to-face training - 30 hours, Independent on-line study - 40 hours, work-place study - 40 hours

Structure of the programme.

The programme comprises a half day launch, followed by three full-day,  face-to-face training sessions.  In addition to these sessions, delegates will complete on-line learning, a 360 appraisal and a school improvement project covering at least two terms.  Assignments will be assessed by University of Worcester. Successful completion of the written assignment carries RPL points that can be put towards a Masters programme.

What does it cost?

NPQSL costs £1500 per participant. This includes a 360 diagnostic survey and final assessment.