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National Professional Qualification for Headship Level 3

The NPQH remains the first choice qualification for anyone aspiring to be a Headteacher or Principal. If you have ambitions to run your own school, then completing your NPQH with the North West Leadership Partnership will make sure you’re heading in the right direction.

To fully prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead as a headteacher, our NWLP programme is an intensive and challenging experience based around excellence, critical reflection and quality school-based practice.

We will ensure you become a highly skilled, well-developed leader who is ready to make the transition to headship and hit the ground running. Our innovative curriculum and practical placements will equip you with the confidence, skills, professional knowledge and experience needed to stand out and make your mark.

What’s involved?

The redesigned NPQH follows a modular curriculum based on Master’s level criteria and focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes of a successful Headteacher. To achieve the NPQH qualification you’ll need to successfully complete three essential and two elective modules involving extended case studies and related in-school assignments with a stronger focus on leading teaching, behaviour and performance management. You will also complete a placement of a minimum of nine days at another school.  In order to gain the qualification, you must successfully complete the NPQH final assessment; a series of tasks designed to judge whether you are ready to take up your first headship. 

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