National Professional Qualifications


The AMS is looking to support the leadership capabilities of hundreds of middle leaders, senior leaders, headteachers and executive leaders across the country.

From September 2021, a reformed suite of NPQs is available to teachers and leaders. The reformed suite of qualifications includes several improvements and additions.

To best address the broad range of responsibilities of current and aspiring middle leaders, the middle

leadership NPQ has been replaced with three new specialist NPQs.


These specialist qualifications are:

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development (NPQLTD)

The reformed suite of leadership NPQs includes:

National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL)


Why take a reformed NPQ?

NPQs are suitable for school leaders at each stage of their career.


Benefits for schools include:

Increased workforce capacity, capability and confidence

Staff retention and succession

Research-based improvement activity addressing priority needs


The AMS is looking to work closely with a DFE accredited, award-winning provider of training and professional development for schools and nurseries. We aim to ensure the training is contextualised around school settings and environment that our members are familiar with.

Any of these courses can be either self-funded or accessed as an apprenticeship. Nb: Apprenticeship training can be from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) through to Level 7 (master’s level)


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