The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is a redesigned programme, taking between 6 and 18 months to complete.
Seven hours of face-to-face learning, during which you will:
|Development phase||A number of integrated activities including work at a placement school and in your home school driven by essential and elective modules.|
A placement of a minimum of nine days at a selected school, during which you will:
Engage in day-to-day leadership development in your current school, during which you will:
Those not currently working in a school will undertake these activities in the school that you have identified, and who has committed to support you.
NPQH modules contain a blend of work-based, online, reflective and facilitated learning. The balance of each module will vary, however typically at least half of the module activity will be work-based.
You will complete three essential modules, built from outstanding practice, and will be able to chose two elective modules to complete. Find out more about the modules available.
Optional coaching for leadership improvement will be available through licensees. Coaching will give you the opportunity to:
|Final assessment||Your work throughout the development phase will be assessed on completion. Details of the final assessment are to be confirmed.|
|Stage one assessment||1 February–8 March 2013|
|Stage one moderation||19 March 2013|
|Intake two application results notification||w/c 25 March 2013|
|Stage two assignments||Up to 28 March 2013|
|Stage two assessments||22 April–21 June 2013|
|Stage two moderation||25 June 2013|
|Final notifications||28 June 2013|
|Participants choose licensees||Up to 21 July 2013|
|Stage one assessment||12 July–2 September 2013|
|Stage one moderation||11 September 2013|
|Stage two assignments||Up to 4 October 2013|
|Stage two assessment||7 October–15 November 2013|
|Stage two moderation||19 November 2013|
|Final notification||27 November 2013|
|Participants choose licensees||28 November–18 December 2013|