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

The application round is open! Click here to apply.

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

Application deadline and outcomes



Application round opens                                

Monday 8th January 2018

Application round closes

Friday 23rd February 2018

Outcomes are confirmed

Week commencing Monday 5th March 2018

Successful applicants

If your application 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 completing 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 an appropriate school improvement task at senior leadership level.
  • The school will pay for your place on the programme.

Once we have received verification for your headteacher, principal or line manager, we will proceed with your application by sending 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

Submit your application form (NPQML)

  • To complete your application, please download the form below:

    Application Form

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