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NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

Programme Overview:

Participants will understand what outstanding teaching looks like and be able to use this knowledge to become a high performing leader of teaching. 


On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • Explain important ideas about the science of learning. 
  • Understand what good teaching practice is and how to implement it. 
  • Support colleagues to design a broad and coherent curriculum. 
  • Plan effective lessons and stimulate your pupils' thinking.
  • Help colleagues adapt their teaching to different needs.
  • Contribute to the design of school assessment systems. 
  • Align your professional development with wide school improvement priorities. 

See the NPQLT 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 teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase. 


You will be able to build on your existing experience and align to wider school priorities. 

Your school will benefit from access to the latest learning, alignment to its improvement priorities, and will retain 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 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. 


Useful Links:

Click on the image opposite to download a copy of our programme guide. 


Contact us for more information or guidance about this NPQ programme.