Your Interest

Apply for the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)

We are not currently receiving applications for this programme. Click here to register your interest.

Before you apply for the NPQML programme, please ensure that you have gained consent from your headteacher or line manager.

To apply for this programme, you must download and complete a copy of the application form below. Once you have completed the application form, you will need to upload it to this page for submission.

Application deadline and outcomes



Application round closes

Friday 6th October 2017

Outcomes are confirmed

Wednesday 25th October - Monday 6th November 2017

Successful applicants

If your application form is successful, we will email your headteacher or line manager to verify the following:

  • They agree that you meet the application criteria.
  • You are likely to benefit from undertaking the programme.
  • They agree to release you from school to attend all of the face-to-face training days.
  • They agree to support you to identify and lead a school improvement task at senior leadership level.
  • The school will pay for your place on the programme.

Once we have received verification from your headteacher, principal or line manager, we will proceed to send you details of your induction to start the programme.

Unsuccessful applicants

If your application is unsuccessful, we may call you to discuss the outcome. We will provide you with feedback on why your application has not been successful at this time, and in some cases you may be asked to submit more information or you will be invited to reapply.

For further queries, please contact

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