National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

In 12 months, you will discover what outstanding teaching looks like and use this knowledge to become a high performing leader of teaching.

  • One of a series of new, specialist NPQs
  • Gain an NPQ for Leading Teaching accreditation
  • Become an excellent leader of teaching
  • Flexible learning to suit your timetable

Why us?

Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking new NPQ to help you develop the knowledge and understanding of what excellent classroom teaching looks like.

The programme uses the latest evidence-based learning and shows you how to put your findings into practice in your own school context. You will learn alongside other teachers from schools with similar challenges and circumstances.

We know that schools’ and trusts’ needs vary, so our programmes are designed to be highly flexible to fit around your day job. You can choose when to complete the weekly online units and have full control over when to book events.

Benefits for you

Excel as a teacher
Delve into the nuts and bolts of what makes an effective teacher, what good teaching looks like, and how you can lead others and they can learn from you.

Build on existing experience
This programme helps you to unpack and apply learning in teaching, curriculum and assessment – and to support others to develop in these areas. That’s whether you are a classroom teacher keen to develop your knowledge or a head of department wanting to maximise your impact.

Invest in your future
Ongoing professional development helps you to grow and thrive as a teacher. You will follow an evidence-based framework and gain a professional accreditation at the end of the programme.

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

Connect with your peers
You will train alongside other teachers from similar school contexts. You can share your experiences and build a strong support network.

Benefits for your school

Create a ‘golden thread’
The new NPQs are all aligned. So, no matter what career stage your teachers are at, by joining this programme, they will benefit from an evidence-based framework. They will also share a common language with other NPQ participants that they can pass on to colleagues.

Access the latest learning
Teachers will bring evidence-based teaching and learning into classrooms, meaning high quality teaching and improved pupil outcomes.

Identify future leaders
Competent and confident teachers who excel in their roles will be more likely to apply for middle or senior positions in your school when they arise.

Retain your teaching talent
By allowing teachers to develop and nurture their talents in specialist areas you are investing in their future. This will boost their confidence, making them feel supported and less likely to apply for jobs elsewhere.

Tap into a network
Your teachers will train alongside peers from other schools with similar contexts, supported by facilitators that fully understands your needs.

Evidence-informed

The new and reformed NPQs have been developed as a complete series, sharing a common language. This means you can have confidence that all the educators in your school are building and developing their knowledge from the same evidence-based framework.

Curriculum

What you’ll learn

This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Teaching Framework.

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.

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 sessions, face-to-face training, peer-led sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time.

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.

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.

Tailored approaches

Our partner in your region will provide more information on how your NPQ will be delivered. The timings and methods of activity, sizes of cohorts and the 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 participants.

Cost

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching costs £900 plus VAT.

The cost of this programme may vary if you work with our delivery partners.

You may be eligible for a DfE-funded scholarship depending on the number of pupil premium eligible pupils in your school.

Enquire now to find out more.

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.

This programme will start in November 2021 - date to be confirmed.

Interested in the programme?