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NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

Programme Overview:

Participants on the NPQ Leading Behaviour and Culture will gain expertise in behaviour management and learn how to create a school culture where staff and pupils can thrive. 


On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Create a culture of high expectations across your school.
  • Support the development of a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils.
  • Assist pupils with complex behavioural needs.
  • Nuture improvement through evidence-based professional development. 
  • Put new approaches to leading behaviour and culture into practice in your school setting. 

See the NPQLBC framework for further details. 

How you will learn:

The content is delivered through blended learning comprising in-person, real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time.  Over the 12-month course duration, you will attend / complete:

  • 1 x 6hr conference - at the start of the programme (in-person).
  • 6 x courses - each course is 6 weeks in length and comprises 6 modules.  You will complete 1 module (50mins) per week.  
  • 5 x 2hr facilitated twilight clinics (online).
  • 3 x 1hr 15mins communities - peer-led group sessions (online or in-person).
  • 1 x 2hr assessment clinic (in-person).
  • Final assessment - written response to a case study to be completed within an 8-day window.

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To apply, 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 complete this NPQ.

Example roles: Pastoral Lead | Head of Behaviour | Assistant/Deputy Head | Headteacher | SENDCO | Head of Year | Safeguarding Lead | Head of House | Class teacher


You can become an expert in leading behaviour and culture as well as drive meaningful change in your school by creating a positive school culture. 

Your school will benefit from improved pupil outcomes, a positive school culture, and retaining your teaching talent. 


NPQ scholarship funding has changed. Visit the DfE website for more details and to check eligibility status. 

If you do not work in an eligible school, the cost of this NPQ is £899 plus VAT. 


Our next NPQ LBC cohort commences in Autumn 2024.  Limited funded places are available.  Follow the steps below to register for your chosen NPQ.  

1. Register with Ambition Institute, our lead provider, via this link Register your interest in our NPQs | Ambition Institute

2. Register with the DfE Register for a national professional qualification (  You will need your TRN.  Please select Ambition Institute as the lead provider.  

3. Your application is assessed (applications will be considered in the order they are received) and if successful you will receive an offer. 

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