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The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership is suited to: 

  • Aspiring middle leaders
  • Recently appointed middle leaders
  • Curriculum team leaders
  • Year group/key stage leaders
  • Pastoral leaders
  • SENDCos
  • Aspiring SLEs

Applications must be supported by your Headteacher.


The WAM NPQML course includes online learning and 6 face-to-face days, which is double the number that many other providers are offering.

In addition to this, we provide a twilight focused on the writing of the assignment,  so that candidates understand the quality required in the written submission.

We strongly believe that while online, self-directed learning plays a valuable part in professional development, it's essential for professionals to have as many collaborative learning opportunities as possible. Every face-to-face session will be delivered by a practising leader from the local area.

Each face to face day will focus on one of the 6 content areas:

  • Strategy and Improvement
  • Teaching & Curriculum Excellence
  • Leading with Impact
  • Working in Partnership
  • Managing Resources and Risks
  • Increasing Capability


In total, 50 hours of learning will take place, per content area:

  •  6 hours face-to-face contact with facilitators
  • 10 hours online learning and personal research and reading
  • 3 hours in-school coaching
  • 2 hours structured reflection
  • 29 hours on-the-job leadership training (work towards assessment project)


During the course, participants will complete a project and after around 13-14 months this will be submitted. 

The project will focus on 'Working with my team to a) improve pupil progress and attainment and b) team capability' and the written assignment will total 4,500 words over the two parts.


All face-to-face days take place at the Teaching and Leadership Centre at Chepping View Primary Academy in High Wycombe. (Online training is provided where required for COVID)


The current application round for NPQML is open until 7th December for a January 2021 start (COVID 19 guidelines permitting).

NPQ Application Form

Please return applications to Donna Bunt, Teaching School Administrator- dbunt@cvpa.school


The total, standard cost of the programme is £950 + VAT with no hidden extra costs for assessment. This is part-funded by our Teaching School Grant. For details of some of the additional discounts available, please see the table below.

Participant  Discount  Cost
 One participant from a school with 101+ pupils n/a £950 + VAT
 Two or more participants from a school/MAT with 101+ pupils  15%  £808 + VAT per person
Participants from schools with 100 or fewer pupils/ FOSS members  20%  £760 + VAT per person
Participants from schools with 30%+ Free School Meals Eligibility  20%  £760 + VAT per person
Participants from independent schools n/a £1200 + VAT per person

Please note regarding scholarship funding:-

Scholarship Funding

DfE scholarship funding has now ended.


For any enquiries about the programme, please contact Victoria Morris- 01494 535564 vmorris@cvpa.school