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National professional qualification for middle and senior leaders

Please note that this information is currently provisional until the DfE has confirmed the licensees for 2017-18 as this was delayed by the election.

In 2017/18 we will be offering the new revised NPQML programme for middle leaders and the NPQSL programme for senior leaders locally in Ealing, in partnership with UCL Institute of Education (IoE) as the license provider.

Note: Final confirmation of the licences for the new programme has been delayed since the election and should be confirmed in July 2017.

The teaching school alliances will co-ordinate the programmes.

Download the NPQML and NPQSL draft programme dates for 2017/18 (word)

Note: You do not have to be a member of the teaching school alliances to apply for places on the programmes.


The indicative cost of each programme is:

  • NPQML £795
  • NPQSL £995


Headteachers to submit the NPQML applicants form (word) and/or the NPQSL applicants form (word) by 7 July.

Participants and headteachers to complete sections of the provisional NPQML online application form and the provisional NPQSL online application form (select Ealing).


Primary and special schools can contact:
Melanie Hogan (Castlebar School)
Tel: 020 8998 3135

High schools can contact:
Joanne Trewin (Twyford CE High School)
Tel: 020 8752 0141

Angela Doherty,, 07702 954 382

Further information and online application

More information on the programme can be found on the GOV.UK website.

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Last updated: 19 Jul 2017