National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)
In 18 months, participants will develop expertise in early years leadership, helping to give all children up to the age of five the best possible start in life.
Those doing the training will learn:
- Gain a NPQ for Early Years Leadership accreditation in 18 months
- Access the latest evidence-based learning
- Become an expert in early years education
- Broaden your network of early years leaders
Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking new NPQ to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of what high-quality, early years education and care looks like.
Ambition’s ‘little and often’ approach uses the latest evidence to help you put your learning into practice in your early years setting. You’ll train alongside other early years leaders with similar responsibilities, focusing on developing your expertise to tackle the persistent problems you face in your role.
This is a new NPQ developed by the Department for Education. It was developed with an expert advisory group, and early years leaders, academics and experts. The programme sits alongside the NPQs for teachers and school leaders. Each of Ambition’s NPQs share the same common language and framework to help drive improvement across education.
With no project work and minimal time out of your early years’ setting, this NPQ is designed to fit around your busy timetable.
What you’ll learn:
This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification: Early Years Leadership Framework.
You will learn how to:
- Set a strategic direction for your early years setting and apply ambitious standards for all children
- Champion evidence-based practice
- Plan and deliver care and a high-quality curriculum to support children’s development
- Establish communication, language and literacy approaches to support children’s learning
- Make sure all children experience success
- Identify children who need support and make appropriate referrals
- Create an environment for all children and colleagues where everyone feels welcome and safe.
Note: programme content is subject to change.
How you will learn:
Our programmes are designed so you can engage in live, facilitated sessions alongside modules you can complete at any time.
Over 18 months, this includes:
- Two live conferences (each lasting six hours)
- Nine courses (each course lasts six weeks)
- Each course includes six modules
- 54 insight and practice modules (completed at a time that suits you)
- Six two-hour online clinics (facilitated sessions)
- One two-hour assessment clinic
- Nine online communities (one-hour group sessions)
The assessment window starts at the end of the 18-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, participants will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which they respond to a short case study.
There are two assessment windows every year, and participants can sit the assessment two times, if they need to.
You need to complete the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.
We will offer a webinar and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.