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Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading behaviour and/or supporting pupil wellbeing in their school.


What will you learn?

  • Teaching – you will learn how to support teachers at all levels in your school to develop their knowledge and skills in pupil behaviour and wellbeing.
  • School Culture – you will strengthen your ability and that of your colleagues to contribute to a school culture in which pupils can thrive and succeed.
  • Enabling Conditions for Good Behaviour – you will deepen your knowledge of the best ways to develop, embed and sustain good models of behaviour and learning across the whole school community.
  • Complex Behavioural Needs – you will learn how to support pupils who need intensive support with their learning and behaviour, working alongside specialist colleagues to ensure all children are safe and supported.
  • Implementation – you will learn how to implement change successfully within your context by understanding the stages of implementation and applying them with the support of your facilitators and colleagues.

What are the benefits to you?

Participants have outlined many benefits to studying for an NPQLBC. Overall, they outline how the programme has given them professional confidence, time and space to reflect on themselves and the kind of leader they want to become and increased knowledge in their chosen area of study.

You will be able to:

  • Develop the skills, confidence and knowledge to implement new initiatives successfully through a supported implementation project.
  • Understand how developing school culture is key to success.
  • Learn about effective whole school approaches to improve behaviour and culture.
  • Develop an understanding of your own influential presence, attitude and behaviours and how that impacts on pupil learning.
  • Involve colleagues in decision-making processes and develop the skills of collaborative co-coaching.
  • Access research and materials and have many opportunities to discuss a variety of whole school behaviour approaches and models with other teachers.

What are the benefits for your school?

We know that our children and young people need teachers who are committed to their education and are confident learners themselves. Our programmes have been developed with teachers and leaders to:

  • Create professionally confident teachers and leaders.
  • Grow the next generation of leaders with the skills and knowledge to use the evidence-base for the benefit of their children and young people.
  • Retain the best teachers who are excellent, collaborative role models for their schools and communities.
  • Inspire leaders who can harness the power of rich learning environments for their children and young people no matter the current circumstances.

Is this programme for me?

Yes, if you are responsible for any aspect of leading behaviour and wellbeing or aspire to pastoral leadership.

How long will it take?

12 months followed by an 8 day open book summative case study task.



In order to complete NPQLBC, you will be required to:

  • Attend all programme sessions.
  • Complete an implementation project based on your current work.
  • Complete the summative case study style assessment.

To support you in the completion of NPQLBC, our offer includes as standard:

  • An engaging curriculum which blends face-to-face, online and self-study and which exemplifies the DfE standard for teachers’ professional development.
  • A supportive facilitator and peer network.
  • Local cohort groups to reduce travel time.


Dates, times & locations of training sessions

Autumn intake – October 2023 – September 2024

(12 months)

Spring intake – February 2024 – January 2025

(12 months)

Face-to-face sessions will be held mainly in Barnsley, Doncaster, Selby or Wakefield.

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Apply now

Register for an NPQ with the DfE: Register for a National Professional Qualification ( and choose UCL when prompted during registration. Applications are now open for October 2023.

UCL will send you an application form. Please choose Exchange Teaching Hub as your delivery partner when prompted on the form.

For further information: Download our flier on how to apply (click here) or visit UCL’s website here.