NPQ for Leading Teacher Development

We've designed this new, fully-funded NPQ to help you develop the knowledge and expertise to lead teacher development at your school.

On this programme, you will learn how to:

  • make sure professional development in your school is focused on a shared responsibility for improving outcomes for all pupils
  • diagnose what teachers know and can do, starting professional development from that point and adapting the approach based on their developing expertise
  • help teachers improve through evidence-based professional development focused on improving classroom teaching
  • gain an understanding of what teachers have learned by reviewing patterns of performance over a number of assessments
  • develop and lead a team of colleagues who can facilitate a range of professional development approaches
  • contribute to a programme of professional development for mentors, trainees and early career teachers.

This NPQ is for school leaders who are involved in the development of other teachers in their school. They may have responsibilities for developing all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career. This might include Teaching and Learning leads, Lead Mentors or Coaches, Induction Tutors and CPD Leads.

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What you'll learn

The key elements of the programme are:

  • Teaching 
  • Designing Effective Professional Development
  • Delivering Effective Professional Development 
  • Implementation

The material is delivered through a blended programme which includes six online learning courses via Steplab, One full day conference, Five two-hour clinics (facilitated sessions), Six one-hour community sessions and a two-hour assessment clinic.


This programme lasts 12 months and will commence in October 2024 and February 2025

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Programme Schedule for Autumn 2023

Programme Schedule for February 2024


You can now apply to join this NPQ in your local area. Click on the register your interest button below, select the right qualification for you and then we will ensure Ambition Institute send you full application details including how to register for funding with the DFE.