NPQ for Early Years Leadership


Run in conjunction with UCL, the NPQEYL is facilitated by our team of highly experienced Early Years Headteachers.  The Programme aims to support participants from a diverse range of backgrounds meet their own professional development needs and the needs of their local context.

Based on the latest research and evidence, this programme will enable you to take your new learning and develop your skills and put them into practice.

This course will help you gain confidence and develop skills in:

  • delivering high-quality early education and care
  • organisational management and staff development
  • giving constructive feedback to parents and carers
  • working with children who have additional and special educational needs
  • implementing improvements

During small group sessions, both face to face and online, you will investigate how to:

  • establish and sustain the strategic direction for your setting
  • develop an evidence-based teaching culture
  • plan and deliver care and a high-quality curriculum to support child development
  • implement communication, language and literacy approaches to support children’s learning
  • effectively manage children’s behaviour and support children’s personal, social and emotional development
  • ensure all leaders, practitioners and teachers can identify any additional needs early and ensure appropriate referrals
  • prioritise, allocate and manage resources appropriately, effectively and efficiently across all settings to ensure sustainability
  • ensure rigorous approaches to identifying, managing and mitigating risk
  • plan and execute implementation of what you have learned.

Click here to find out more information about the NPQ in Early Years Leadership.

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Nursery manager or headteacher, Childminder with leadership responsibilities



Programme Length:

18 months followed by an 8-day open book summative case study task.


Targeted DfE funding available.  Contact us for more information.

To Apply:

Click the link below and choose UCL as your provider.