The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader. It has increasingly become the qualification of choice for schools recruiting the next generation of inspiring leaders.

Inspiring Leaders is one of the licensed providers who are able to deliver this professional qualification which Affinity TSA is a strategic partner of. Please visit Inspiring Leaders - NPQML for more details about appying.

Who Can Apply?

The NPQML is aimed at individuals in primary, secondary and special school settings with responsibility for leading a team, This includes key stage/subject/curriculum co-ordinators, heads of department and pastoral leaders. This qualification is designed to support you in becoming a highly effective middle leader with skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improve classroom practice.

What's Involved?

Inspiring Leaders is one of the licensed providers who are able to deliver this professional qualification. We have the capacity to deliver across the East Midlands region with an outstanding team of accomplished and current Senior Leaders and Head Teachers. The face to face sessions will take place across the East Midlands ensuring there will be sessions in your locality. Small cohorts will ensure a very personal and supportive learning journey. Your leadership journey will be supported throughout by experienced and well regarded facilitators as well as a wealth of online learning opportunities.


Approximately 10 months, depending on the personalised programme designed around your needs.

Further Information

Find out more about the programme at the Inspiring Leaders Website or download the flyer via the link provided below.

Download NPQML Flyer


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