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The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) focuses on the key skills needed for headship and meets the highest standards for leadership development anywhere in the world.

NPQH is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school.

This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with cross-school responsibilities such as a National Leader of Education (NLE).

NPQH provides recognition of leadership development and professional achievement for anyone aspiring to be a headteacher. Trainees have access to high-quality learning materials and accounts of practice from outstanding leaders. They will reflect on their own leadership through discussion with peers and put theory into practice while continuing to improve their own leadership skills in order to have a greater impact within their institution.

The qualification has a flexible combination of blended learning and support opportunities that includes face-to-face sessions, online learning, leadership learning groups, personal tutor, peer support, coaching and school placement. Candidates will complete three modules covering three learning areas: Strategy and Improvement, Teaching and Curriculum Excellence, and Managing Resources and Risks, each facilitated within a 4-week period. All focus on improving the effectiveness of leadership practice and developing behaviours around commitment, collaboration, personal drive, resilience, awareness, integrity and respect.

Fees and Booking

The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership costs £2,250 to undertake with Blueprint Alliance and OLP.

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