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Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.


What will you learn?

  • 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.
  • Teaching – you will learn how to support teachers at all levels in your school to develop their knowledge and classroom skills in leading teaching.
  • How pupils learn – you will deepen your knowledge of the best ways to develop, adapt, embed and practice good models of learning across the whole school community.
  • Subject and curriculum – you will learn how to support and improve high quality teaching, learning and assessment in your subject or phase.
  • 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 for you?


Our participants have outlined many benefits to studying for a NPQLT. 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 professional development initiatives successfully through a supported implementation project.
  • Understand how to engage and motivate teachers and colleagues to support their teaching.
  • Identify what high quality teaching looks like and recognise the role of teachers in ensuring meaningful success for all teachers.
  • Experience opportunities to think and reflect with other teachers and leaders.
  • Access new learning that is immediately applicable in your own school context.
  • Access research and materials and have many opportunities to discuss a variety of professional development 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 a subject, year group or phase or aspire to leading teaching in your context.

How long will it take?

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


In order to complete NPQLT, 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 NPQLT, 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

October 2023 – September 2024 (12 months)

February 2024 – January 2025 (12 months)

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

Programme Route Map


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 (click here).