National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML)

This programme gives middle leaders the opportunity to develop their skills, confidence and knowledge so they can drive successful team performance and improve classroom practice.

The NPQML is part of a suite of courses that comprise the Leadership Curriculum licensed by the Department for Education (DfE) providing national recognition of this qualification.

Suitable For

NPQML is aimed at individuals with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage, subject or curriculum leaders, heads of department, special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo), pastoral leaders or a middle leader with cross-school responsibilities e.g. a Specialist Leader of Education.

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Bookings are now being taken for cohorts starting in January 2019, please see dates below:

    • Session 1 – 31st January 2019
    • Session 2 – 28th March 2019
    • Session 3 – 23rd May 2019
    • Session 4 – 11th July 2019
    • Session 5 – 26th September 2019
    • Session 6 – 28th November  2019


Future cohorts are planned for starting in the Spring and Summer terms.

For further details and to register your interest, please contact Alison Ley on  or 01484 544558  



The programme will usually take 12 months to complete, depending on experience.

You can flex your study around home and work commitments, completing the qualification at your convenience.


Sessions will be delivered  as twilights running 3.30pm till 6pm. Venue to be confirmed


Courses are facilitated by current or former senior leaders or headteachers.


£1,000 (inclusive of final assessment)

Scholarships are available for Kirklees Schools to cover the costs. However the DfE has announced that this funding is not likely to go beyon this financial year.