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The National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML) is an exciting and rewarding qualification for Middle Leaders.


  • It is an opportunity for Middle Leaders to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that are required to lead a high performing team in a school and to improve classroom practice.
  • The qualification is designed for Middle Leaders who have responsibility for leading a team, including leading a key stage or curriculum subject as well as for heads of departments and pastoral leaders.
  • The local provider for this qualification is Leading Schools South West (LSSW) who are a School Leadership licensee for the National College.
  • It normally takes one year to complete but can be extended to 18 months, for greater flexibility around work and home commitments.


A flyer and an application form can be downloaded from the right hand side menu.


Applications close on 3rd July 2015 for courses starting in October 2015.


To apply, or for more information, contact LSSW:


Tel: 01726 212870




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