National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)


Working towards your NPQML, you will be supported and challenged as you achieve this professional qualification.


The course:

  • helps develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to lead a high-performing team in a school and to improve classroom practice
  • deepens understanding in leading with impact, teaching and curriculum excellence, increasing capability, school strategy and improvement, working in partnership and managing resources and risks
  • enables you to evaluate your leadership behaviours and plan how you will develop these during your study programme


All Facilitators are SSAT trained.


The NPQML is designed for those who are new to the role, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team.

Course commitment

A combination of full day and twilight sessions throughout the year

Online engagement with peers and through the Knowledge Hub platform

Real-world workplace learning and improvement project

Engagement with peer coaching model.


Payment of £900 for each applicant should be made with booking.  Full DfE scholarship funding is available for schools in Category 5 & 6 areas subject to certain criteria.

Please apply via the application form here:

Dates and Venues

The Polesworth School

Tuesday 23 October 2018 09.00 – 15.00

Thursday 13 December 2018 09.00 – 13.00

Tuesday 29 January 2019 09.00 – 13.00

Wednesday 3 April 2019 09.00 – 13.00

Tuesday 18 June 2019 09.00 – 13.00

Telford Park, Telford Langley, Telford Priory and Grange Park Schools

Mon September 3rd 2018
Tue October 16th 2018
Wed November 7th 2018
Thu December 13th 2018
Mon January 7th 2019
Fri February 8th 2019
Tue March 5th 2019
Wed April 10th 2019
Thu May 16th 2019
Fri June 14th 2019
Tue July 9th 2019