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Leadership and Training Centre

Leadership and Training Centre

National Professional Qualifications

The Department for Education’s National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are a suite of qualifications designed to support leadership development a middle, senior, head and executive levels.  The LTC team has over 8 years of facilitating these and predecessor programmes. 

These programmes can be taken by qualified teachers from any type or phase of school.



All NPQs address the following content areas: 

  1. Strategy and improvement
  2. Teaching and Curriculum Excellence
  3. Leading with Impact
  4. Working in Partnership
  5. Managing Resources and Risks
  6. Increasing Capability

All NPQs support participants to develop and demonstrate the following leadership behaviours:

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Drive
  • Resilience
  • Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Respect

The biggest impact on my learning has been the different models and awareness of different leadership styles as this has allowed me to engage fully with other leaders within school.

(NPQSL participant)