Perfect Partnerships: National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

Perfect Partnerships: National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

As part of our continuing efforts to expand our training portfolio and enhance the options available for successful professional growth in the educational sector, TELLAL has forged a new partnership with Best Practice Network in the UK.  The Best Practice Network is one of the UK’s largest providers of training, development and support for education professionals and together we will be offering Department of Education accredited leadership qualifications from September 2019.

The National Professional Qualification (NPQ’s) courses have been designed to optimise the Department of Education’s directive towards natural leadership skills.  Their blended approach and unique methodologies have been developed to grow more effective leaders and to harness the most innovative research for the betterment of educational advancement across all schools.  “The launch of this formalised partnership represents another step in TELLAL’s journey and we look forward to supporting more aspiring and current leaders, across the GCC, to expand their skills and discover new ways to transform their schools.” Dr. Linda Rush, SVP TELLAL Institute.

Which courses will be available?

To begin with TELLAL will be offering two NPQs starting this autumn; they are the National Professional Qualification in Middle Leadership (NPQML) and the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL).  We will also be offering the National Professional Qualification in Headship (NPQH) in the next academic year.  NPQML is ideally suited for those who are, or aspire to be, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team, such as a key stage leader, a curriculum area leader, a pastoral services leader, a subject leader or a head of department.  NPQSL is more applicable for current or potential senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities such as an experienced middle leader, a deputy head teacher, a SEN coordinator, an assistant head teacher or other senior staff.  Any potential participants in either course must currently hold a position as a teacher and have an IELTS Academic score of 6.0 or higher if not a native English speaker.

What are the course benefits?

One of the particularly useful elements of these training courses is that they offer a wide range of benefits to both the candidates and their schools.  Here are just some of the ways in which the course could improve your skills:

  • Increase skills capacity for more effective job performance
  • Improve outcomes for students
  • Build transferrable qualifications for future job roles
  • Expand knowledge base with robust evidence and expertise
  • Gain Masters credits towards an MA in Educational Leadership

and your school:

  • Improve staff retention and succession
  • Empower teachers with support and craft cohesive and effective leadership teams
  • Foster sustained school improvement that will reduce discrepancies in pupil progress and attainment

How do I apply?

If you are interested in one of the NPQ’s being offered, the registration deadline for this academic year is 20th September.  You can apply via the BPN website via this link and get further information on how the blended learning module will be structured in the application guidelines document that supports the application process.

If you have any questions about National Professional Qualifications or how to apply you can get in touch with us via Katie Hart (



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