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NPQ for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

We are delighted to be partnering with Teach First to deliver this programme.

  • Target Audience: For leaders qualified to at least level 3 who are, or are aspiring to be, a nursery manager, headteacher of a school-based or maintained nursery, or registered childminder with leadership responsibilities. Settings must be Ofsted registered. 
  • Course Length: 18 months, plus 3 months for assessment period.
  • Programme Cost: Fully funded. (For information only: £1,045.)

Full details about the NPQ funding can be found on the Department for Education website. National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • Programme start dates: October 2022 and February 2023
  • Brochure: Teach First

What will I learn?

You will broaden your leadership knowledge and gain the specialist expertise needed to tackle your organisation’s improvement priorities with content covering the breadth of knowledge you need as a leader. Teach First's content is informed by the best and most recent evidence and developed with input from serving leaders and subject-matter experts.

Modules are still being confirmed but will include core elements of the framework:

  • Culture
  • Child development, curriculum and assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Additional and special educational needs
  • Professional development
  • Organisational management
  • Implementation
  • Working in partnership

How will I benefit?

  • Get the tools to establish and – more importantly— sustain your organisation’s strategic direction. Learn how to create an effective culture and align your staff in your setting’s mission.
  • Create a thriving environment in which all staff feel supported and valued with opportunities to develop.
  • Become part of a community of leaders across Early Years settings and contexts and learn how they faced and overcame similar challenges.

Programme Breakdown

Designed with busy teachers in mind, the NPQEYL is delivered using a blend of online seminars, flexible online learning and conferences. Over 18 months, you’ll take part in the following learning activities:

TERMS

LEARNING TOTAL ACTIVITY

HOURS
1-2
Introduction module
1
Introduction session
0.5
Learning modules
6 x 4 hours
Seminars
6
Conference 1
6
3
Learning modules
3 x 4 hours
Seminars
3
School visits
7
Conference 2
6
4-5
Implementation learning module
4
Implementation seminar
1
Practical implementation cycle 
5
Group seminar
1.5
 
Total
77 
(19 Online live sessions, 12 face to face)

 

Key Self-paced Online/face-to-face

 

Registration

 

To apply for Teach First, please complete this application form.

N.B. Applications for Cohort 2a (October 2022 start) close on Monday 25th July 2022.