NPQLBC (Leading Behaviour and Culture)

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC) is designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school (e.g. Pastoral/Behaviour Leaders, SENDCOs, Heads of Year/House, Chaplains).



Programme Overview

Teaching cycles

Throughout the course you will cover:

Teaching Cycle 1: School culture and teaching

Teaching Cycle 2: Enabling conditions for good behaviour

Teaching Cycle 3: Complex behavioural needs

Teaching Cycle 4: Professional development and implementation

Your learning experience

Across the programme you will take part in 4 teaching cycles. Across these phases you can expect to learn through:

- Reading course materials and recommended texts

- Virtually delivered webinars

- Break out room discussions

- Online group discussion forums

- Listening to podcasts

- Watching video content

- Listening and note-taking

- Examples and discussion with experienced school leaders

- Expert coaching in a small group

- Skills practice within a small group

- Researching

- Reflection and journaling


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


Programme dates



In order to successfully complete NPQLBC you will need to demonstrate at least 90% attendance at both Activate and Apply sessions.

You will also need to pass the summative assessment which takes place at the end of the programme. The summative assessment takes the form of a case study review and is completed as an open book assessment over an 8-day window. To pass you will need to achieve a mark of 60% of above.

Further information about assessment will become available throughout the course of your NPQ programme.



Cost: £890 (Fully funded for all state schools)


Ready to apply?

Apply for a place on NPQLBC for 2023/24

"This course has helped me recognise what I am doing well and the areas that I could work on to make it better. All the questions and discussions have been probing and thought-provoking."

"I have found the opportunities to share and reflect on context and learn from others incredibly useful."

NPQLBC participant - July 2022


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