NPQEL – Course Information

Our next NPQEL intake will be in Autumn Term 2020.  The application window is now open.

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.


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: 26 June 2020       Location:  Guildford

Download the full NPQEL Programme Information  and the NPQEL Application Form   

The DFE have confirmed they do not have sufficient funds to meet demand and therefore no scholarship funding is available from January to March 2020. The DfE are making the case for provider scholarships funding for the next financial year (from April onwards), but cannot confirm this at the moment.