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We are delighted to be delivering this programme in partnership with the Teacher Development Trust for the academic year 2023/2023. We will be using TDT’s materials and also bringing a bespoke Church of England & Catholic Education Service lens.

For new applications in the academic year 2023/2024 - please contact Teacher Development Trust directly. 

What is the National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)?

For Early Years Leaders in School and PVI settings, Primary School leaders

A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face-to-face workshops, for a few hours study each month over 18 months. This is followed by an assessment where you will complete a 1500-word case study assessment to demonstrate your understanding of real leadership and change.

This completely new Leadership NPQ has an evidence-informed curriculum design, connecting you to the latest research and best practice. Our research-rich course covers all of the core content in the government’s Framework for this qualification. It will help you to:

Develop a culture that supports sustainable improvements over time, responding to evidence on child development and effective early years practice 

Support the delivery of a strong curriculum that responds to the demands of the Early Years Foundation Stage

Understand the evidence on SEND in the early years and make appropriate provision to support babies and young children to access support where needed

Support the development of all staff within an early years setting

Focus on the underpinning operational fundamentals of a successful early years setting, including leading on pedagogy, managing the nursery, managing the team, understanding safeguarding requirements and financial and business needs

How much is the programme?

The cost of the programme is £1,149.

Full funding is available for all teachers who work in state-funded schools and state-funded 16-19 institutions in England.

Up to date information on funding is available on the DfE website