National Qualification for Leading Teacher Development Leading

Teacher Development (NPQLTD) is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. This may be responsibility for the development of all teachers across a school or college, or specifically for the development of trainees or teachers who are in their early career.

What will I learn?

• The knowledge, skills and expertise to lead the development of teachers including how to sequence and structure professional development.

• The principles and practice of effective coaching and mentoring.

• How to design and deliver effective professional development.

• How to review and evaluate professional development to secure the best possible outcomes for staff, children and young people.

Summary of the Programme and NPQ Learning Hours

Session Type NPQ training (55 hours):

Every Term (3 Terms)

Total Hours (3 Terms)

Audit before start of programme


One day induction conference at the beginning of year 1


One day consolidation conference at the end of year 1


Self-directed learning / Learning journal / Implementation project

9 hours per term (minimum)


Online learning community: Discussion session

1 hour each term (minimum)


Peer learning group and live sessions

3 hours term 1 & 3 / 6 hours term 2


Line manager sessions

Termly one-hour meeting


Total hours: