National Professional Qualification in Leading Behaviour & Culture (NPQLBC)

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ForIdeal for those who have or are aspiring to have, responsibility to lead pupil behaviour and culture and support others in these areas, such as: Year Leader, Pastoral Assistant, Senior Leader, Phase Leader, Faculty Leader, Subject Leader, Classroom Teacher
Length12 months
Study Time40hrs online study; three 4hr in-person sessions; three 1.5hr national seminars; six 1.5hr local seminars; three 1.5hr case studies
Programme Start OptionsOctober 2022 or February 2023
CostFully funded for all staff in state-funded schools and state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England

£899 for all others – more information here

Lead behaviour, culture and pupil wellbeing

A ground-breaking new NPQ ideal for those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading on behaviour and culture within their school and support others in these areas

  • Gain a nationally recognised, prestigious, government-backed qualification and make progress in your career
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of how to apply the evidence on how to create and support an effective school and classroom culture, underpinned by positive behaviour and wellbeing
  • Learn flexibly around your job with a blend of online learning, virtual sessions and local face to face workshops

Benefits for you

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of how to apply the evidence on how to create and support an effective school and classroom culture, underpinned by positive behaviour and wellbeing
  • A blended learning experience which fits around your role where you learn and discuss key content online, delivered in a way that suits the busy working lives of teachers and school leaders
  • Local virtual and face to face sessions that focus on real problem-solving, creating understanding, connecting with your peers and gaining depth of knowledge
  • Ongoing preparation to give you confidence to pass the final assessment
  • Facilitation and support from serving school leaders in outstanding schools and delivery at local venues

Benefits for your school or trust

  • A skilful and research-informed professional who can lead the improvement of pupil wellbeing, create calm classrooms, great pupil behaviour and a warm whole-school culture
  • Practical capability to get on with the job of developing others with the skills to lead with people and teams, creating change and impact
  • The ability to review and evaluate practice in order to bring about change and get the best outcomes for young people and staff within the organisation

A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face to face workshops, for a few hours study each week over 12 months. This is followed by an assessment window where you will complete a 1500-word case study assessment to demonstrate your understanding of real leadership and change.

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Our online modules guide you and your colleagues through understanding and implementing effective approaches to people-powered school improvement.

This completely new Specialist NPQ has an evidence-based curriculum design, connecting you to the latest research and best practice. Our research-rich course covers all of the core content in the government’s Framework for this qualification. It will help you to:

  • Understanding how to support effective teaching and great classroom culture and behaviour
  • Supporting wider school culture, pupil wellbeing and complex behavioural needs
  • Professionally developing others, creating change and supporting school culture


Full scholarship funding, with no cost to the participant, for the NPQ in Leading Behaviour and Culture is available to all teachers who meet the following criteria:

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school
  • all teachers and leaders employed in state-funded schools and state-funded organisations that offer 16 to 19 places in England

The course fee is £899 for all others – Find out more here

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The Teacher Development Trust is an internationally leading charity in the fields of staff development and school improvement through people development. Founded by practising teachers and leaders in 2012, we’ve helped hundreds of schools and leaders to create lasting improvement.



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Our network of UK and international delivery partners will be happy to support you along your learning journey with exceptional facilitators who have a strong track record of leadership and supporting other leaders.

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