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.

Essential modules*

  • 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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Teaching School Contact Info

Ms Jane Kennedy
Position : Teaching School Director
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : jane.kennedy@stjohnbosco.org.uk

Teaching School Contact Info

Mrs Mary Houghton
Position : Teaching School Manager
Phone : 0151 235 1620
Email : houghtonm@stjohnbosco.org.uk