Level 1 National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership
The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a new qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader.
- 1. NPQML is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage/subject/ curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders.
- 2. The qualification is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader, with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice.
- 3. To achieve the NPQML qualification you'll need to successfully complete two essential modules and one further, elective module, which you are free to choose from a wide range of options.
- Leading teaching
- Managing systems and processes
Sample elective modules*
- Leading inclusion: achievement for all
- Leading an effective team
- Leading and developing staff
- Succeeding in middle leadership
- Leading change for improvement
- Leading in a diverse system
*titles subject to change
- 4. Each module requires up to 50 hours of blended learning. This typically consists of workplace learning, face-to-face activity, including peer and facilitated learning, reading, reflection and online learning.
- 5. NPQML offers the same quality hallmarks that you'd expect of any National College leadership development programme:
- high quality learning materials, with a strong focus on current research and outstanding practice
- opportunities to think about the implications for your own leadership through discussion and debate with peers, a coach and your line manager
- assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace – delivering real benefits for you and your school or organisation
- the assurance of a qualification assessed and awarded by the National College
- opportunities, offered by a number of our licensees, to use your qualification to contribute towards a Master's degree
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