Ambition Institute

Partnership With Ambition Institute

We are proud to be part of the Ambition NPQ Alliance, delivering National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) in partnership with Ambition Institute, the graduate school for teachers, school leaders and system leaders.

We design, manage and deliver a bespoke National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) offer around the core NPQ curricula, content and resources that Ambition Institute provides. Ambition Institute also provides facilitator training and quality assurance to help us deliver the best possible development to participants. Ambition Institute, as the accredited license holder, is also responsible for the assessment of all NPQ submissions.

You can find out more about Ambition Institute, the Alliance and its outcomes by visiting their website.

We work closely with Ambition Institute to ensure our offer meets all the requirements and metrics as set out by the Department for Education in the NPQ Quality Framework and the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework.

National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML)

We deliver the Department for Education’s NPQML, in partnership with Ambition Institute.

Each NPQ – regardless of level – covers seven leadership behaviours and six competencies:

Leadership behaviours:


In order to complete your chosen NPQ you will be required to:

Please see the NPQ Content and Assessment Framework for more detail about your chosen NPQ, including assignments and placements.

To support you in the completion of your chosen NPQ our offer includes as standard: