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   National Professional Qualification in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Ambition Institute to deliver the new NPQ for Leading Behaviour and Culture. In 12 months, participants will gain expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a school culture where staff and pupils can thrive.

Those doing the training will learn: 

  • How to create a positive culture in their school.
  • At a time and pace that suits their existing timetable.
  • Specific behaviour and culture expertise with tailored feedback and support.

How you will learn: 

  • The content is delivered through blended learning over a period of 12 months.  This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision-making.
    • 1 x full day conference (facilitated, in-person)
    • 6 x courses (each course lasts six weeks and loosely aligned to a school half term).  Each course includes six modules which you complete on Steplab, your online learning platform.
    • 5 x two-hour clinics (facilitated, online 4-6pm)
    • 1 x two-hour assessment clinic (facilitated, in-person)
    • 3 x communities (1hr 15mins group sessions)

Benefits to your school:

  • One of a series of new, specialist NPQs.
  • Introduce a common framework for teacher development.
  • Training facilitated by experienced educators.

NPQ suitability:

  • Suitable for: You must be a teacher who has, or is aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in your school. Participants do not have to be in a teaching role to do this NPQ. 
  • Example roles: Pastoral Lead | Head of Behaviour | Assistant/Deputy Head | Headteacher | SENDCO | Head of Year | Safeguarding Lead | Head of House | Class teacher
  • Not suitable for: Early Career Teachers (ECTs) | Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs)


  • New for autumn 2024! DfE-funded scholarships for this NPQ will target those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.
  • For the NPQLBC, funded scholarships will be available for those who meet the following criteria:
    • Have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.
    • Work in the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding and 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage in England.
  • We expect more eligibility information including which schools and settings will be able to access this funding, to be provided by the DfE in the summer term.
  • If you do not work in an eligible school, the NPQLBC costs £899 plus VAT.

Find out more:

  • See the 'find out more - NPQLBC' flyer below. 


  • Our next NPQLBC cohort commences Autumn 2024.  If you wish to register your interest, please complete this form and the Hub will contact you nearer the time.