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National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)

The National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL) supports the professional development of aspiring and serving executive headteachers and multi-academy trust (MAT) chief executive officers (CEOs). All schools can access the programme. Costs vary between providers, but a scholarship may be available to cover the course and assessment fees.

Yorkshire and Humber providers

Carnegie Leader in Learning

Carnegie Leaders in Learning has a strong track record of delivering professional development to schools across the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond. We have worked with schools for more than 16 years and core to our approach is a commitment to delivering a service that is personalised, flexible and reliable.


Inspiring Leaders

Inspiring Leaders aim to develop and deliver the best possible route through your leadership journey providing participants with a gold standard route into middle and senior leadership, on to headship and beyond.


Learners First

Learners First is led by Wickersley School and Sports College, Rotherham.


National providers

Ambition Institute

Ambition Institute run training programmes for teachers, school leaders and system leaders, serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Their courses support educators at every stage – from new teachers through to leaders of groups of schools – to keep getting better


Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP)

The Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) is a national network of over 80 Teaching School Alliances, Multi-Academy Trusts, Dioceses and school groups working in collaboration to design, develop and deliver professional development for the education workforce.


Star Institute

Star Institute, part of Star Academies Trust, is committed to the professional and personal development of the school workforce and to making a significant contribution to a self-improving school system.


University of Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton offer over 500 courses to unlock your potential and help you on your way to a bright future.


Worcestershire Global Leadership Academy

South Bromsgrove High Teaching School are a leading provider of professional development for teaching professionals across Worcestershire and the West Midlands.