National Professional Qualification in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

In 12 months, you will gain expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a culture where staff and pupils can thrive.

  • One of a series of new, specialist NPQs
  • Flexible learning to suit your timetable
  • Work with and learn from your peers
  • Create a positive culture in your school

Why us?

We've designed this new, fully-funded NPQ to help you develop a culture of high expectations and good behaviour in your school.

Our 'little and often' approach uses the latest evidence to help you put your learning into practice in your school setting. You will train alongside other teachers with similar responsibilities, with content focusing on the key challenges you face in your role.

With no project work and minimal time out of school, the new NPQs are designed to fit around your busy timetable.

Benefits for you

Become an expert
No matter what your ultimate career goal, this programme offers continuous professional development and a chance to develop specific expertise with tailored feedback and support.

Drive meaningful change
Develop your knowledge in leading behaviour and culture and apply it in practice across your school to engage and motivate staff and pupils and reduce disruption in classrooms.

Create a positive school culture
Learn to think beyond managing individual classrooms and develop school-wide systems and processes to support pupils and get the best out of them.

Train to your timetable
This programme is designed to fit around your busy teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing schedule.

Build your network
You will complete this programme alongside other teachers working in similar school environments. This gives you a chance to share your experiences and build a valuable support network.

Benefits for your school

Improve pupil outcomes
Pupils are more likely to thrive in a positive and encouraging school environment driven by model behaviour and a consistent approach to rules and rewards.

Build a positive culture
Investing in your teachers’ development will make them feel supported and more satisfied in their work. This will filter down to the classroom, creating happier, more motivated pupils.

Highly flexible delivery
Our new NPQs are designed to fit around your teachers’ existing working timetables and are delivered in short, sharp bursts of learning. Your participants can complete weekly, online units, at a time that suits them.

Create a common knowledge base
All of Ambition Institute’s NPQs are aligned. Teachers and leaders who complete them share a common language and framework to drive behavioural and cultural change across your school.

Share knowledge
Participants will be learning alongside other teachers whose contexts are similar, facilitated by experienced trainers who know and understand your needs.

Curriculum

Our programmes are designed for participants to engage in both live, facilitated sessions and modules that you can complete at any time.

The launch conference for the Ambition central cohort will be held on Wednesday 2 November and will run from 10am-5pm. This event will be taking place in-person and will be held in Coventry. The venue details will be provided during your onboarding.

Over 12 months, our NPQLBC includes:

  • One full day conference.
  • Six courses (each course lasts six weeks).
  • Each course includes six modules.
  • Five two-hour clinics (facilitated sessions).
  • One two-hour assessment clinic.
  • Six communities (one-hour group sessions).

What you’ll learn

This programme follows the Department of Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Behaviour and Culture Framework.

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.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

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.

Note: programme content is subject to change.

Partners

You can join our central cohort for this programme, or work with a delivery partner in your region for an experience that’s more tailored to your local context. Either way, we work to give you the best possible experience.

You can find a list of our partners here.

What our partners can do for you

Ambition Institute provides high-quality content and materials, built on our experience in schools and our deep knowledge of the evidence and practice.

Our partner in your region will contextualise this knowledge and manage your experience on the programme, from high-quality facilitation to day-to-day support.

The timings and methods of activity, sizes of cohorts and cost of the programme may vary across delivery partners.

Contacting partners

Contact local delivery partners in your area for more information.

Assessment

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.

There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment two times, if they need to.

You need to complete the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.

We will offer a webinar and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.

Cost

NEW: Department for Education scholarship funding is available to all state schools and state funded organisations that offer 16-19 places in England.

DfE-funded scholarships are available for this NPQ for all those who meet the following criteria:

  • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school
  • Work in a state-funded school or organisations that offer 16-19 places in England.

Register your interest here to find out if you're eligible.

If you do not work in an eligible school, the NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture costs £899 plus VAT.

New for 2022

NPQ Scholarship funding has been extended for Autumn 2022 cohorts. Organisations now also eligible to access scholarships include:

  • independent special schools.
  • virtual schools (Local Authority run organisations that support the education of children in care).
  • hospital schools not already included in other categories of eligible organisations.
  • young offender institutions.

Support fund for small schools

The DfE have introduced a new Targeted Support Fund for small schools, to enable them to support their teachers and leader to undertake the NPQs.

This is a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils for every teacher or leader they employ who participates on an NPQ.

Get in touch to find out more here.

Apply

We are now welcoming interest in our Autumn 2022 NPQ cohorts. Fill out this quick enquiry form and will be in touch when applications are open.

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.

If you have any questions, email [email protected] and a member of our team will be in touch with next steps.

Interested in the programme?