The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) ‘Leading across an education setting’ is available for current or aspiring senior leaders in education settings who want to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in leading change across their setting.
Aimed at experienced middle leaders, current or aspiring deputy or assistant headteachers and other senior staff, 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 September 2019 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.
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 Group NPQSL course will help you work towards completing the required assignment and meet the assessment criteria.
During the course you will lead an improvement project across your setting, lasting at least two term, designed to:
You will submit a 5,000 word written account for assessment, covering the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.
The module is delivered online 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 NPQSL, from across the country.
You will need an undergraduate degree to take this course as our NPQ qualifications are accredited at Masters level.
This course is designed for professionals currently working in education settings. You will need to be in a position to lead a change project in your own setting, lasting at least two terms, aimed at improving outcomes for children or young people.
If you are unsure which course is for you, speak to our course advisers on 01273 358080.
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.
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.
‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my change project, it is based on teaching writing across my infant school, I have mainly looked at the consistency of attainment from the end of EYFS through years 1 and 2 and have tracked progress each term, I have also looked at children eligible for pupil premium and boys too. I have been fortunate enough to have taught in both EYFS and KS1 this last year too so that has definitely helped. I think I will reflect more as I start to write it all up but I have learnt a lot so far. The research for the NPQSL has made me think about my approach as a leader and to look at the attainment from a different point of view than that of a class teacher. I think having to set up a guiding team has been great too and I have held constant meetings throughout which has definitely helped me implement my change project.’ – Kathy Marie Muldoon