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Senior leadership NPQ

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities. For example:

  • An experienced middle leader
  • A recent deputy headteacher
  • An assistant headteacher
  • Other senior staff

Cost of programme £1055 Unless you are in a state school in England within the top 30% of pupil premium schools, then fully funded.

Apply by 27 September through the DfE portal to allow enough time for UCL to process your application. Cohorts start in November 2021.

Programme design and assessment

Taught course duration Summative assessment period Total duration
18 months 3 months 21 months

How do I apply?

Read about NPQ with the University College (UCL)

To apply, go to the DfE NPQ Registration Service and choose UCL as your provider.


Teach West London, info@teachwestlondon.org.uk, 020 3301 3180

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021