National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

This is the nationally accredited leadership programme for middle leaders that runs for approximately one year to 18 months. It has been completely rewritten and tailored to the contexts of schools in the area and is led by local Primary Headteachers, specialist leaders of education and senior leaders and has been adapted to ensure that current good practice from Bristol schools is shared as a part of the programme. 

The NPQML is aimed at teachers who are either new to a middle leader role e.g. leading a core subject, or who wish to take on a middle leadership role in the near future, leading a team within a school. The programme prepares teachers to take on a leadership or TLR role through face to face training in aspects of leadership and through directed independent study and gap tasks. They will be required to lead an impact initiative and meet the national standards to complete the programme successfully.

Candidates are expected to complete the qualification within a 12 -18 month period and benefit from:
§ face-to-face training events
§ access to 360° leadership skills diagnostics
§ support from a nominated in-school mentor
§ facilitation from serving school leaders in outstanding schools
§ Modules tailored to do different school contexts
§ local and flexible access to high quality leadership training
§ virtual learning environment enabling flexible access to course resources and support community

The NPQMLprogramme commences in the spring term 2018: register today!

For more information about the NPQML for middle leaders, including costs, venues, applying for a place and programme details please visit our NPQML webpage


The window for application for both NPQML and NPQSL begins on 30th October 2017 and closes on December 20th 2017 at 12.00pm