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NPQ in Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

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Programme breakdown

The NPQLT is designed for teachers and school leaders who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject or year, for example a head of subject, key stage head or head of department.

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQLT is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and face to face national conferences.

How will I learn?

You will develop the knowledge, skills and expertise to lead high-quality teaching and curriculum development in your context.

Modules include:

  • Teaching
  • School culture
  • How pupils learn
  • Subject and curriculum
  • Classroom practice
  • Adaptive teaching
  • Assessment
  • Professional development
  • Implementation

What will I learn?

  • Enhance pedagogy and practice to ensure confidence in leading others in their professional development within the classroom
  • Gain practical tools and guidance to sequence your curriculum and plan for assessment
  • Work with serving school leaders and subject-matter experts to turn new learning into changes in your own and others’ practice
  • Build the expertise to effectively manage a team of teachers to create a culture of professional learning and continuous improvement in your school
  • Develop the skills to help colleagues plan effective lessons, meet individual pupil needs and provide opportunities for all pupils to succeed - without creating unnecessary workload


A limited number of DfE scholarship funded places will be available to teachers and leaders from:  

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding  
  • the 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage  

Non-funded places: £901

Please see here for the NPQ funding announcement