Headship (NPQH)

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Why complete an NPQ in Headship

The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) provides a unique opportunity to grow as a leader through an evidenced-based, rigorous programme, giving all aspiring or new headteachers the firm foundation they need to take their career to the next step.

NPQH will support you to:

  • Develop as a leader with whole school responsibility.
  • Access content across a breadth of areas.
  • Effectively implement change and improvement in an area you identify as a school priority.

We deliver NPQH in partnership with Teach First, the programme is fully funded. Check out the programme prospectus here.


Fill in our expression of interest form to have an informal conversation with us about this NPQ.


Who is this for?

Ready for Headship? This programme is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to become, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.


Course duration  Self-led study hours Live teaching hours
(online & face-to-face)
Coaching hours
21 months 30 hours 52.5 hours 10 hours

This 21 month programme is made up of five teaching cycles. Within each cycle you are required to complete:


For more detailed programme information take a look at the NPQH Course Overview (PDF)


Programme dates


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