The Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership

SSAT is an approved provider of the Department for Education (DfE) National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML). We work with schools to deliver DfE NPQML training to middle leaders and aspiring middle leaders across the country. To find a DfE NPQML course in your area, view the map below.

Fully funded DfE NPQML places available in priority areas

A £10 million fund has been announced by the DfE to support teachers and leaders to cover their course costs for National Professional Qualifications including the NPQML. Scholarships are available for candidates working in schools within a category 5 and category 6 area OR in a MAT or diocese where at least one of the constituent schools is within a category 5 or 6 area.

Sign up to the DfE NPQML with an SSAT partner school now to receive full funding for your place. All teachers and leaders in the areas specified above are eligible for the funding, provided they have not already studied for the DfE NPQML and subject to DfE funding limits.

Find an SSAT delivery partner school near you on the map below, and contact them on the email address provided to sign up to your fully funded* DfE NPQML place

*Subject to eligibility and DfE funding limits

View NPQML delivery partners in a full screen map

Find out more about the NPQML, including module descriptions, assessment and guided learning hours