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National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)

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.

NPQSL provides national recognition of your leadership development and professional achievement as a senior leader.

We will be running our highly successful new modular NPQSL programme through local outstanding schools, delivered by local outstanding leaders.

Who can apply?

Senior leaders with whole school responsibilities, including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) and lead practitioners, assistant heads and other senior staff looking for further professional development but not aspiring to headship at this stage in their career.


Further NPQSL details including course in depth and modules

For 2016/2017 delivery dates click here


"Great enthusiasm and a good start to motivate us to engage in activities. Both facilitators were excellent. I have come away feeling enthused and motivated for all that lies ahead!"

(NPQSL Participant 2016-2017 Launch Session)


"Our facilitator is excellent at creating discussions,she is knowledgeable and well suited to lead these sessions"

(NPQSL 2016-2017 Succeeding in Senior Leadership)