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.

Funded DfE NPQML places – an update

In 2018, a £10 million fund was announced by the DfE to support teachers and leaders to cover their course costs for National Professional Qualifications. Due to higher than anticipated enrolment, the DfE have announced that scholarship funding for the National Professional Qualifications is expected to run out at the end of the term (December 2019).

The scholarships were 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.

Any future announcements from the DfE about funding NPQ course costs via other avenues will be updated here.

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 DfE NPQML place

View NPQML delivery partners in a full screen map

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