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Headteachers and Executive Leaders


We offer nationally recognised leadership programmes to all levels, from those wanting to start their leadership career through to experienced leaders. The aim of our programmes is to develop your professional knowledge, understanding, skills and competence to enable you to contribute effectively to leadership across your school or educational setting and to demonstrate sustainable impact.

Carnegie Leaders in learning together with our consortium partners Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance and Exceed SCITT and Teaching Schools is a DfE licenced provider of the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).

We have worked with our consortium and Carnegie Teaching Schools' Alliance partners to develop and deliver this suite of qualifications at four levels:

National Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML).
National Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).
National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
National Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL). 
We are now taking applications for NPQEL and NPQH for programmes commencing in academic year 2020-21

NPQH: February 2021 (closing date for applications 5pm,18 December 2020)
NPQEL: February 2021 (closing date for applications 5pm, 8th January 2021)

If you require any more details about any of our NPQ programmes please do not hesitate to contact us at to discuss your requirements further. As an accredited NPQ Provider, we are committed to being transparent and sharing our performance data against metrics nationally set by the DfE.

View our available metrics report.


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