NPQ Offer

NPQ Offer

From September 2021, reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) will offer teachers and leaders clearer development opportunities and career progression. These qualifications will build on key areas of the Early Career Framework (ECF), allowing for further specialisation and development of expertise and help prepare teachers and leaders the next step in their careers.

Programme Details

  1. NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture

    For: Those responsible for leading behaviour

    Course length: 12 months

    Accreditation: NPQLT

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £900 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.

     

    We are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture. In 12 months, participants will gain expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a school culture where staff and pupils can thrive.

    The programme is delivered by our highly trained and skilled Visiting Fellows; teachers and leaders from our school-based delivery partners.

    You will learn how to:

    • Create a culture of high expectations across your school

    • Support the development of a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils

    • Assist pupils with complex behavioural needs

    • Nurture improvement through evidence-based professional development

    • Put new approaches to leading behaviour and culture into practice in your school setting.


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision making. 

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.


    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in your school. For example, you might be a pastoral lead, head of behaviour, an assistant or deputy headteacher, or a headteacher.

  2. National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

    For: Those responsible for leading teaching

    Course length: 12 months

    Accreditation: NPQLT

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £900 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.


    We are partnering with education charity Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ for Leading Teaching. In 12 months, participants will discover what outstanding teaching looks like and use this knowledge to become high-performing leaders of teaching.

    On this programme, you will learn how to:

    • Explain important ideas about the science of learning

    • Understand what good teaching practice is and how to implement it

    • Support colleagues to design a broad and coherent curriculum

    • Plan effective lessons and stimulate your pupils’ thinking

    • Help colleagues adapt their teaching to different needs

    • Contribute to the design of school assessment systems

    • Align your professional development with wider school improvement priorities.


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision making. 

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.


    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

  3. Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

    For: Those responsible for leading teacher development

    Course length: 12 months

    Accreditation: NPQLTD

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £900 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.

     

    Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking new NPQ to help you develop the knowledge and expertise to lead teacher development at your school. In 12 months, participants will gain the knowledge to become teacher educators and successfully support fellow teachers to expand their skills.

     

    On this programme, you will learn how to:

    • Make sure professional development in your school is focused on a shared responsibility for improving outcomes for all pupils

    • Diagnose what teachers know and can do, starting professional development from that point and adapting the approach based on their developing expertise

    • Help teachers improve through evidence-based professional development focused on improving classroom teaching

    • Gain an understanding of what teachers have learned by reviewing patterns of performance over a number of assessments

    • Develop and lead a team of colleagues who can facilitate a range of professional development approaches

    • Contribute to a programme of professional development for mentors, trainees and early career teachers.


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision making. 

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.


    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibility for leading other educators to develop. You might support all teachers in your school, trainees or those early in their career.

  4. National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

    For: Senior leaders or aspiring senior leaders

    Course length: 18 months

    Accreditation: NPQSL

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £1,140 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.

     

    Ambition Institute’s new National Professional Qualification (NPQ) for Senior Leadership gives you the chance to learn evidence-based school leadership and put it into practice. It also gives you the opportunity to focus on specific leadership challenges in your school or trust.

     

    This programme develops your leadership skills and knowledge and covers the content listed in the Department for Education’s NPQ Senior Leadership Framework

    You will learn how to:

    • Set clear goals and communicate shared values that improve the culture in your classrooms and school 

    • Establish a safe and positive environment for pupils

    • Support colleagues to meet individual needs and make sure all pupils have access to a rich curriculum

    • Lead school-wide professional development for staff

    • Make and act on evidence-informed decisions

    • Work well with parents, carers, other schools and the wider community

    • Lead by example, be accountable for decisions and make sure colleagues know their responsibilities.


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of Covid-safe face-to-face conferences, real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you can complete in your own time. You will put what you learn into practice in your school and can track your progress and get feedback as you go.

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 18-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.

     

    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. For example, you might be an assistant or deputy headteacher, or a head of department or faculty.

  5. National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

    For: Headteachers or aspiring headteachers

    Course length: 18 months

    Accreditation: NPQH

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £1,980 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.

     

    Ambition Institute’s new National Professional Qualification (NPQ) for Headship gives you the chance to put evidence-based school leadership methods into practice and drive change in your school setting. It also offers the opportunity to focus on specific headship challenges in your school or trust.

     

    What you’ll learn

    This programme develops your knowledge and skills in the 10 areas listed in the Department for Education’s NPQ Headship Framework

    You will learn how to:

    • Set clear goals and communicate shared values that improve classroom and school culture

    • Transform pupils’ knowledge, capabilities and beliefs about learning

    • Create a fair and structured approach to learning and testing

    • Establish a safe and positive environment for pupils

    • Support colleagues to meet individual needs and make sure all pupils have access to a rich curriculum

    • Lead school-wide professional development for staff

    • Establish good financial, human and educational resource management

    • Make and act on evidence-informed decisions

    • Work well with parents, carers, other schools and the wider community

    • Lead by example, be accountable for decisions and make sure staff know their professional responsibilities.


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes real-time, interactive online sessions, Covid-safe face-to-face conferences and self-guided modules you can fit around your timetable. You will put what you learn into practice in your school and be able to track your progress and get feedback as you go. The programme also includes coaching and peer learning.

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 18-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.

     

    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be, or aspire to be a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

  6. National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

    For: Executive leaders

    Course length: 18 months

    Accreditation: NPQEL

    Programme start date: February 2022

    Cost: £4,099 plus VAT. Scholarship funding may be available.

     

    Ambition Institute’s new National Professional Qualification (NPQ) for Executive Leadership gives you the chance to put evidence-based leadership methods into practice and drive change in your schools or multi-academy trust.


    What you'll learn

    This programme develops your executive leadership skills and knowledge and covers the content listed in the Department for Education’s NPQ Executive Leadership Framework.

    You will learn how to:

    • create a positive and effective culture across your schools or trust

    • support school leaders and your senior team to put in place an evidence-informed approach to designing the curriculum

    • give clear feedback to teachers and make sure they are supported with guidance and training to do their jobs effectively

    • create and sustain a positive, safe and predictable environment for all pupils across your schools or trust

    • work with school leaders and your senior team to make sure professional development priorities are aligned with plans to improve your school or trust

    • work effectively in partnership with parents, the community and other schools and trusts

    • participate in governance and be fully transparent and accountable


    How you’ll learn

    The content is delivered through a mix of real-time, interactive online clinics and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. You will put what you learn into practice across your schools or trust, tracking your progress and getting feedback as you go. You will also benefit from one-to-one coaching sessions led by experts and peer-based learning.

    The assessment window starts at the end of the 18-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.

     

    Who should apply?

    To apply, you must be a school leader who is, or is aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools.

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