National Qualification for Leading Teaching

Leading Teaching (NPQLT) is for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

What will I learn?

• The knowledge, skills and expertise to lead high-quality teaching and curriculum development in your school or college.

• How to contribute to a culture of high expectations for teaching and learning across a school. • How pupils learn.

• How to support colleagues to design a carefully sequenced, broad and coherent curriculum.

• How to support colleagues to plan effective lessons.

• How to support colleagues to adapt their teaching to different pupil needs (Adaptive teaching) • How to support colleagues to use effective assessment.

• How to contribute to effective professional development for teaching, curriculum and assessment across a school.

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: