National College Accredited Courses - NPQ

Ambition School Leadership has assembled a national partnership of schools, multi-academy trusts (MATs) and teaching school alliances (TSAs) to deliver high-quality National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for school leaders at all levels across the country.

This new Alliance will support school leaders at all levels to progress their professional development and enhance their impact in schools. Partners will work together to design and deliver four outstanding leadership development programmes that include and add value to the NPQs.

This unique collaboration offers members:


With over 50 partners nationwide, encompassing more than 1,200 schools, the Alliance will draw on the extensive skills, experience and best practice of its members to design and deliver programmes that have real impact.

Local adaptation

Our flexible approach to partnership tailors content and delivery to local context and the needs of every school. Programmes align with school improvement plans and leaders’ strengths and development areas, as well partners’ capacity to deliver and customise programmes in-house.

A clear leadership pathway

NPQs now stretch from middle leadership to a brand new qualification for executive leaders of multiple schools. Drawing on expertise and experience across the full spectrum of leadership, the Alliance can help partners to build sustainable pipelines of talent, offering educators a clear pathway of expert career progression.

Strategic partnership

Ambition School Leadership is committed to supporting school-led delivery and working with partners to understand their system-wide leadership needs and create strategic and sustainable solutions.


Working together to test, to learn, to innovate – the Alliance will support the education system to do everything it takes to raise the aspirations and attainment of every child, no matter what their background.

Visit: ambitionschoolleadership.org.uk/programmes/npqs

“We are excited to be on the cutting edge of designing a brand new set of leadership qualifications, ensuring leaders have the skills today for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Simon Gilbert-Barnham, Ormiston Venture Academy