NPQEL – Course Information

Our NPQEL Autumn 2019 intake is now full.  We are taking expressions of interest for future intakes

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 up to 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.


Participants have to:

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

Cost: £1,995

Closing date: Please contact us.

Download the full programme details and application form.

We are delighted to confirm the DfE has agreed the scholarship funding for the 2019/20 financial year (April 2019 to March 2020).  All participants working in a category 5 or 6 area, and those working in MATs or dioceses which cover those areas, will be eligible for their full course fee to be funded by the DfE.   Please contact us directly by phone or email for confirmation of your eligibility.