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National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership

Yorkshire Leadership Community are accredited providers of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) accredited by the Department of Education (DfE)

YLC will be providing some of the tutorial sessions for the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) programme. The course is designed for those leading more than one school or college, or those interested in taking on such a role, either as an executive headteacher or as a chief executive of a trust. 

Through a blended delivery model, the programme will cover key topics on a modular basis over an 18 month period, culminating in the two assessments which lead to the qualification. The programme consists of a combination of:

  • webinars
  • online tutorial sessions
  • online learning materials
  • personalised executive coaching or mentoring sessions
  • advice and guidance on the selection of assessment projects
  • 360° professional reviews at the start and end of the programme

The programme is delivered by serving, experienced Executive Heads/CEOs and the ASCL Specialist team, and is supported by research evidence from the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE).

The October 2020 cohort has now started and is full. For more information about future NPQEL programmes please email


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