The National Professional Qualification for Headship (or NPQH) is a professional qualification for aspiring headteachers. Until February 2012, holding the NPQH was a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed English and Welsh school headteachers. It is taught via blended learning at centres all over the country and administered by the National College for School Leadership. It is intended to prepare experienced teachers for headships through training in management techniques, tutorial support, and achieving school standards.
The Association of Muslim Schools has a subsidy scheme in place which supports up to 15 headteachers or senior leaders in Muslim schools gain this qualification, developing and sustaining high-quality teaching across the school.
Successful candidates are selected by an AMS UK panel who will assess applications.
The Program Layout:
- Four full days and six twilights of facilitated face to face learning (or equivalent sessions).
- Use of the National College 360 degree leadership diagnostic.
- Access to the National College Level 2 essential and elective modules.
- Facilitation of online learning.
- Provision of one accredited facilitator for up to 15 participants.
- The Final Assessment.
Candidates are to contribute £500.00 towards the cost of the course, with the AMS UK subsidy covering the rest of the fees. Please ensure that you are able to make this contribution before applying.
To find out if you qualify for an NPQH subsidy and for all other information including details of the process for applying for the AMS UK NPQH subsidy please read the guidance document below, which contains all the information you’ll need including the Subsidy Application Form itself, which should be submitted to AMS UK by email.
Click here to download the NPQH Guidance Document and Application Form.
We are currently approaching the end of the 2014/15 round of NPQH training after which we will assess the course and subsidy. We will update this page with information regarding the 2015/16 round as soon as we have completed our assessment.