NPQH National Professional Qualification for Headship

The NPQH is for school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school. It provides a unique opportunity to grow as a leader.


NPQH starts in February 2024

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Application deadline: Friday 2 February 2024

How long is the programme?

The course is based on the 10 units of the NPQH framework and will be delivered across 5 cycles of the learning model over 21 months, as follows:

  • Cycle One - School Culture & Teaching
  • Cycle Two - Implementation & Operational Management
  • Cycle Three - Curriculum & Professional Development
  • Cycle Four - Additional/ SEND & Behaviour
  • Cycle Five - Partnership & Governance