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

TDT Deadline: Autumn 2022 application deadline is September 28th. Spring 2023 application deadline is January 18th.

What is the National Professional Qualification for Leading Literacy (NPQLL)?

>> You can apply for this programme using the form at the bottom of this page <<

For English leads, Whole school Literacy leads

A blend of flexible online learning, online discussion, virtual workshops and face to face workshops, for a few hours study each month over 12 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 Specialist 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:

Understand how to effectively develop pupils’ language, reading and writing skills

Implement effective strategies to improve pupils’ outcomes in literacy

Professionally develop others, creating change and supporting school culture

How much is the programme?

The cost of the programme is £899.

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


Once you submit, you will receive instructions via email letting you know of the next steps. You can read them here