NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

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NPQ Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

  • Created By UCL IOE
  • Last Updated October 3rd, 2021
Programme Overview


National Professional Qualification Leading Teaching (NPQLT)
Delivery ModelFace to Face sessions
What is Included
  • DfE Certificate of NPQLT.
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material.
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable).
  • Total fee:  AED 4550 plus 5% VAT.
  • Registration fee: AED 500 plus 5% VAT (non-refundable) and invoiced on registration with Infinite Learning.
  • Programme Fee: AED 4050 plus 5% VAT invoiced on issue of acceptance after application with the IOE.
Deadline booking date:

Registration with Infinite Learning – Sunday 10th October 2021
Application with IOE – Thursday 14th October 2021

Date of TrainingPlease see the Route Map under the Programme tab.
Time (UAE)Please see the Route Map under the Programme tab.
VenueVirtual delivery and/or Face to Face in Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note:  

Due to some COVID restrictions remaining in place, the programme sessions will initially be delivered virtually.  They will hopefully move to a Face to Face delivery as restrictions ease.


Target audience:
PRIMARY and SECONDARY – Designed for teachers who have, or are aspiring to have, responsibilities for leading teaching in a subject, year group, key stage or phase.

Aims of the course:
NPQLT gives participants all of the essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin the successful leadership of teaching. Participants will cover ‘learn that’ and ‘learn how to’ statements in nine areas:

  1. Teaching
  2. School Culture
  3. How Pupils Learn
  4. Subject and Curriculum
  5. Classroom Practice
  6. Adaptive Teaching
  7. Assessment
  8. Professional Development
  9. Implementation

See NPQLT Framework tab for full programme content.

Intended outcomes:

  • Attainment of the National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching – NPQLT.
  • Internationally recognised qualification.Registration with Infinite Learning – Sunday 10th October 2021
    Application with IOE – Thursday 14th October 2021


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UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. Our research addresses society's most important challenges and our teaching inspires our students by providing them with first-hand experience of leading-edge research and knowledge creation. We play an important global role, contributing to international academic and policy-related arenas and networks developing the fields of education and social science worldwide. Ranked number one for Education worldwide since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the IOE was awarded the 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, the IOE was top for ‘research power’ (GPA multiplied by the size of the entry) in education. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Programme details:

Please click on the links below for downloadable copies of detailed information on the NPQLT Programme.

NPQLT Route Map

NPQLT Framework

Summary of Programme and Specialised NPQ Learning Hours

NPQ Delivery Components


National Professional Qualification Leading Teaching (NPQLT)

In collaboration with an Expert Advisory Group, the Department of Education consulted extensively with the sector to design the reformed suite of NPQs. This has included invaluable input from teachers, school and trust leaders, academics and experts. The frameworks set out two types of content:


‘Learn that…’

Within each area, key evidence statements (“Learn that…”) have been drawn from current high-quality evidence from the UK and overseas. This evidence includes high-quality reviews and syntheses, including meta-analyses and rigorous individual studies. In addition, the NPQ frameworks provide practical guidance on the skills that teachers and school leaders should be supported to develop.


‘Learn how to…’

Practice statements (“Learn how to…”) draw on both the best available educational research and on additional guidance from the Expert Advisory Group and other sector representatives.

The Education Endowment Foundation has independently reviewed the frameworks to ensure they draw on the best available evidence and that this evidence has been interpreted with fidelity. The NPQ frameworks will be kept under review as the evidence base evolves. As in any profession, the evidence base is not static and research insights develop and progress.


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