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National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership

Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that you need to lead a high-performing team in a school and to improve classroom practice.

Course outline

The NPQML consists of 3 face to face days and 3 twilight sessions. You’ll need to complete essential modules and a final assessed school based task.

Who can apply?

You should be a middle leader / aspiring middle leader in a school with the responsibility of leading a team, for example: a key stage leader a curriculum area leader a pastoral services leader a subject leader a head of department.

Modules to complete

Essential modules -You must complete all of the following modules;

The connected leader

The professional leader

The Accountable Leader

The NPQML also has focussed modules on East Midland priorities such as white working class boys and leadership in a faith school.

NPQML 100 guided learning hours -  27 face to face hours, 12 hours self-study professional tasks, 6 hours coaching, 12 hours engagement with online learning platform and 43 hours workplace learning improvement project.


 £860 +VAT (TELA members receive a 30% discount on all NPQs)

*Scholarship funding is available to support teachers and leaders working in opportunity areas and category 5 and 6 areas to take the new NPQs. This could mean that your NPQ is free. These areas include parts of Leicester City, Derby/shire, Nottingham/shire, Stoke and others. contact us for further details.


You must have your Head Teachers full support to apply for NPQs.  

Full information, including dates are on our flyer and NPQML application form are below. 

Information Flyer & application form


Register your early interest here

Or call us on 01455 283263 ext 3205

(Jo Ravenhill, Teaching School Administrator)

Thomas Estley Learning Alliance (TELA) are proud to be one of only 41 nationally accredited providers of NPQs. 

Find out what makes our courses special by registering your interest now.