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).
|Course duration||Self-led study hours||Live teaching hours
(online & face-to-face)
|15 months||18 hours||25 hours||8 hours|
This 15 month programme is made up of four teaching cycles. Within each cycle you are required to complete:
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
- Reflection and journaling
For more detailed programme information take a look at the NPQLBC Course Overview (PDF)
- NPQLBC - December 2021 - July 2022
- NPQLBC - March 2022 - December 2022
- NPQLBC - November 2022 - October 2023
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?
"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