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National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)

Edge Hill Leadership Academy is Elmridge's chosen leadership partner. The Leadership Academy is committed to being a school-led provider of leadership development that supports school leaders internationally and nationally in the leadership of learning.

NPQML provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a middle leader.

NPQML is assessed and awarded by the National College, with assessment focusing on tasks linked to school improvement activities undertaken in the workplace.

Who can apply?

Middle leaders with responsibility for leading a team, including key stage/subject/curriculum leaders, heads of department and pastoral leaders.

Our programme is delivered by outstanding Headteachers and Senior Leaders with years of experience in local schools.


Further NPQML details including course in depth and modules

For 2016/2017 delivery dates click here



"Thank you - I found the day very interesting. We were given a lot of useful information, but were not overwhelmed as it was given out gradually, in different ways, and with plenty of time and opportunities for discussion"

(NPQML Participant 2016-2017 Launch Session)


"The trainers are really helpful when we ask questions. They give us quick responses.  Thank you for another productive day."

(NPQML Participant 2016-2017 Managing Systems & Processes)