National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)


The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is the nationally accepted route into headship and the content of this qualification has been developed in partnership with some of the best school leaders in the country.

NPQH is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school. This includes those who are, or are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with cross-school responsibilities such as a National Leader of Education (NLE)

The programme will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system, and high quality outcomes for pupils and students. The support of a ‘sponsor’ from your school, usually your line manager or Headteacher, is essential to enable you to make the most of the programme. We can offer external coaching from a current School leader from the local area.

It is expected participants will complete the programme within 12-18 months.

Location – Greenbank High School, Hastings Rd, Southport PR8 2LT

Location – Crewe Hall Hotel Weston Rd, Haslington, Crewe CW1 6UZ –

Cohort A

Launch Day – Friday 10th November  

2017 Residential  1 – Thursday 8th & Friday 9th February 2018

Residential  2 – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th March 2018

Cohort B

Launch Day – Friday 17th November  2017

Residential  1 – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th February 2018

Residential  2 – Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th May 2018

Cohort C

Deadline for Completion of NPQH Applications – 26th February 2018

Launch Day – Friday 23rd March 2018

Residential  1 – Thursday 21st  & Friday 22nd June 2018

Residential  2 – Thursday 11th  & Friday 12th October 2018

Cohort D

Launch Day – December 2018 further date to be released Summer Term 2018

For further details regarding the programme download the following:  NPQH-2017-18-Information-Session-NEW

To register for the NPQ Courses Click Here