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NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership) is a national qualification that provides recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.

This qualification has a flexible, modular structure that combines core modules with the freedom to specialise or develop your own professional areas of interest through the choice of elective modules. NPQSL is assessed and awarded by the National College for Teaching & Leadership, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.

Training with us

South Bromsgrove Teaching School offers NPQSL qualifications  for teaching professionals who would like to take the next steps in their career development. 

Our facilitators for the essential and elective modules are outstanding senior leaders who have undergone training specifically for this purpose.  Materials are delivered in an engaging and interactive manner and we are very keen to develop a cohort identity which allows candidates to support each other’s learning journey.

Who is this qualification for?

In order to secure a place on the qualification you must be a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities, an experienced middle leader, a deputy head, a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO), an advanced skills teachers or a senior member of staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.

What the course includes

To achieve the qualification candidates will need to successfully complete two essential and two elective modules with a focus on developing the skills, confidence and knowledge to lead whole-school issues.


Essential Modules

Elective Modules

Succeeding in senior leadership

Improving the quality of teaching

Closing the gap

Effective whole school management


School self-evaluation


Leading professional development


Effective partnership working


Leading in a Diverse System


Research and development in teaching

How to apply

For further information, contact us