NPQEL – Course Information

We are still accepting applcations for our NPQEL intake which starts in the Autumn Term 2020. 

The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leaders is designed for those who are, or are aspiring to become, an executive headteacher or CEO and covers the following six core areas of learning:

Strategy and Improvement
Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
Increasing Capability

Leading with Impact
Managing Resources and Risks
Increasing Capability

It includes five face-to-face events, 8 weeks facilitated online professional learning and the opportunity to work in action learning with leaders from a variety of contexts and school settings.  The structure and organisation of the face to face days may change in response to the latest guidance from Public Health England.


Participants have to:

  1. Design a sustainable business development strategy for their own school or organisation
  2. Lead an improvement project across several schools

Current cost is: £1,995

Closing date: Extended to 7 September 2020        Location:  Guildford

Please complete your online application form here   You will receive an automated response and confirmation from the admin team.

Download the full NPQEL Programme Information

Please note: The DfE cannot guarantee scholarship funding for the NPQs beyond July 2020. 

We have restructured our delivery to ensure we continue to offer participants a high quality NPQ programme in line with the latest guidance from Public Health England.