St Bede's Teaching School

Consett Road


Co. Durham


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National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

We are recruiting for NPQH - Join us now!



Download the application form here:


We conduct an independent process for NPQH application assessment to safeguard the quality and national integrity of the programme. 

Why choose L4NE?

We are an accredited, experienced and successful provider and a number of participants who started the programme in previous cohorts have been promoted to headship.

We pride ourselves on giving participants a very comprehensive and relevant NPQH programme with 55 - 60 hours of guided learning.

 The NPQH programme consists of a series of exciting and very well received face to face days which include:

  • Leading a School

  • Strategy and Improvement

  • Leading Change 

  • Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

  • Managing Resources and Risk 

  • Employment Law Training

  • Increasing Capability 

  • Governance and  National Agenda

  • A Leadership Conference with key speakers

Also included:

• Two online modules with NPQonline covering Working in Partnership and Leading with Impact
• A strong emphasis on the use of ‘talking heads’ – serving leaders from a variety of schools, who contribute to specific sessions during the Face to Face days

• Ongoing support in finding a suitable school placement
• Continued support towards final assessment
• Excellent customer service and programme management
• A dedicated team for administrative support who will work hard to ensure you have the best possible experience as you complete NPQH

• Face to face days - participant ratings are rated 1.2 on a rating of 1 (high) to 4 (low) - June 2019


Click here to see programme overview.

The overall cost to train with L4NE is £1890.00

(This includes 360 Leadership Diagnostic Review / Online Modules / Final Assessment / Leadership Conference). 

Scholarships are currently available in opportunity areas or category 5 &6 areas.

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If you have any further queries about the assessment process or the course in general, please do not hesitate to contact:

National Professional Qualification in Headship NPQH Application Process