National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

L4NE will continue to deliver NPQ's in the North East and details will be published shortly.

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Why choose L4NE?

We are an accredited, experienced and successful provider and a number of participants who started the programme in previous cohorts have gained promotion.

We pride ourselves on giving participants a very comprehensive and relevant NPQSL programme with 46 - 50 hours of guided learning.

The NPQSL has been designed to support you in becoming a highly effective senior leader with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of your school or organisation.

The programme involves authentic school improvement activities relating to your leadership role and your school’s improvement priorities – allowing you to show evidence of the impact of your leadership and delivering real benefits to you and your organisation.


Who is it for?


NPQSL has been developed for leaders who are leading beyond a team with the responsibilities and accountabilities associated with a senior leadership role and for those middle leaders ambitious to achieve promotion. 


Course content includes (this may be subject to change) Face to Face Days on Strategy and Improvement, Teaching and Curriculum Excellence, Managing Resources and Risks and Increasing Capability. There are also two online modules covering Working in Partnership and Leading with Impact and a 360 Diagnostic. Participants will also attend a Leadership Conference.


Click here to see the programme overview.

Click here for information on our Quality Assurance and Expectations

Click here for information on the content overview for NPQSL

Click here for information on the final assessment task for NPQSL 

You will need to have the full support and endorsement of your headteacher, line manager or sponsor who will commit to playing an active role in your learning and encourage and promote your involvement in leadership and other professional development opportunities. To achieve this nationally recognised qualification you will have been successful in leading a school improvement project.

The cost of NPQSL is £925.00. (Including 360 Leadership Diagnostic Review / Online Modules / Final Assessment). 

Register at - Applications closed as of 16/04/2021

To find out more or to express your interest in this nationally recognised Senior Leadership programme contact:

Anna Herdman on 01207 520424 email: or the L4NE website: