National Professional Qualification in Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

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ForIdeal for those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers, such as: Lead Practitioner, Senior leader, Initial Teacher Trainee/Early Career Teacher Mentor,  Phase Leader, Faculty Leader, Subject Leader, Classroom Teacher
Length12 months
Study Time40hrs online study; three 4-hour in-person sessions; three 1.5hr national seminars; six 1.5hr local seminars; three 1.5hr case studies
AccreditationNPQLTD
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 successful teacher progression and development in your school

A ground-breaking new NPQ ideal for those who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for the development of all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are in the first few years of their career

  • Gain a nationally recognised, prestigious, government-backed qualification and make progress in your career
  • Lead the development of other staff in your school through designing the highest quality, evidence-informed CPD programmes
  • Learn flexibly around your job with a blend of online learning, virtual sessions and local face to face workshops

Benefits for you

  • Develop expertise in supporting initial teacher training, early career teachers as well as the wider development of all colleagues across the school
  • 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 teacher development professional who can lead the golden thread of initial teacher training, early career development and ongoing professional learning
  • Practical capability to get on with the job of developing others with the skills to lead people and teams, creating change and impact
  • A professionally aware and informed leader who can make evidence-based decisions and approach leading teacher development in an effective and efficient manner
  • 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 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:

  • Understand the evidence underpinning the Early Career Framework and effective teaching throughout a career
  • Design effective professional development programmes and environments
  • Deliver effective professional development, harnessing expertise and collaboration for maximum impact
  • Create and implement effective and sustainable change to drive real improvements in your school

Funding and Cost

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

  • have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading the development of other teachers 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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More information

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.

 

 

Apply now for our NPQs starting in October 2022:

Find your local partner

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.

If you may be interested in becoming a facilitator, please click here.

Please note that applications for our October 2022 NPQs will close on Wednesday 28th September. You can continue to apply for the February 2023 NPQs as normal.

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Key Dates

Autumn 2022 Cohorts

QualificationStart DateFinal Delivery SessionAssessment window startAssessment window end
NPQLTD17th October 2022w/c 18th September 2023Monday 2nd October 2023Monday 9th October 2023

National Seminars

Seminar Date
National Seminar 1Monday 17th October 2022 (3.30pm – 5pm)
National Seminar 2Tuesday 24th January 2023 (3.30pm – 5pm)
National Seminar 3Thursday 4th May 2023 (3.30pm – 5pm)

Spring 2023 Cohorts

QualificationStart DateFinal Delivery SessionAssessment window startAssessment window end
NPQLTDMonday 6th February 2023w/c 22nd January 2024Monday 5th February 2024Monday 12th February 2024
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