NPQLT (Leading Teaching)

The National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT) is designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibility for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.



Programme Overview

Teaching cycles

Throughout the course you will cover:

Teaching Cycle 1: How pupils learn and classroom practice

Teaching Cycle 2: Subject & curriculum and assessment

Teaching Cycle 3: Adaptive teaching and school culture

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 information, have a look at the Cohort 5 NPQLT Programme Overview



In order to successfully complete NPQLT 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 NPQLT for 2023/24

"I have learnt so much to help me on my leadership journey, thank you!"
NPQLT participant - July 2022

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