The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) ‘Leading a team’ is available for current or aspiring middle leaders in education settings who want to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in leading teams.
Aimed at current or aspiring key stage leaders, curriculum area leaders, subject leaders and pastoral leads, the course offers participants the opportunity to:
This course is one of three NPQ qualifications that Real Training has been approved to deliver by the Department for Education. All three courses are designed by education practitioners and educational psychologists to provide current, innovative and practice-focused training that will give school leaders the insight and tools they need to become highly effective.
Our next cohort starts on 15 January 2020, so book your place now.
The Department for Education has confirmed that there will be funding available for the January 2020 cohort offered to Opportunity and Category 5 & 6 areas. If your school is in one of these areas and you wish to reserve a place, please complete the online booking form as soon as possible. Check if your school is in an opportunity area here.
Real Training is working closely with three partner schools to develop and deliver the course. They are:
You’ll never feel isolated on a Real Training NPQ course because a sense of community is developed through:
In addition, the course will help you to develop the range of leadership behaviours, identified by DfE:
Each ‘Learning Experience’ you undertake on the Real Training NPQML course will help you work towards completing the required assignment and meet the assessment criteria.
During the course you will lead your team to design, implement and evaluate an improvement project in your setting, lasting at least two terms, designed to:
You will submit a 4,500 word written account for assessment, covering the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.
The module is delivered on line through our interactive learning platform, Campus Online.
You will be guided through the course by a narrative that:
Experienced online tutors with recent or current leadership experience in schools will be on hand to support you through your learning journey.
An online forum gives you the opportunity to share practice and to discuss and debate issues with others working towards the NPQML, from across the country.
This course is designed for professionals currently working in education settings. You will need to be in a position to lead a team to design, deliver and evaluate a project, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving outcomes for children or young people in your setting.
If you are unsure which course is for you, speak to our course advisers on 01273 35 80 80.
This course is available online and can therefore be completed anywhere in the world. Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.
NPQML – £1,150 plus VAT.
The Department for Education funding window for March offered to Opportunity and Category 5 & 6 areas has now closed. We anticipate – though it is not yet confirmed – that there will be funding available for the May 2019 cohort. If your school is in a Category 5 or 6 area and you wish to reserve a place in anticipation of funding becoming available, please complete the online booking form as soon as possible. If the funding is then not available, we can discuss whether to continue your booking on a paid basis or cancel your booking without incurring any costs.
Speak to us (01273 358080) or make a booking.
Cohorts begin in January, March, May, and September.
Book and enrol before 15 January to join our next cohort.
Please note: as it takes time to process your application and payment, we strongly recommend to register as soon as possible, so that you don’t miss the next intake.