National Professional Qualification in Leading Literacy (NPQLL)
Poor literacy skills are a significant barrier for young people in progressing in all aspects of their education.
In 12 months, participants will become an expert in literacy and leadership and enable young people to benefit from the curriculum to improve their chances of success.
Those doing the training will learn:
- Gain a National Profession Qualification (NPQ) in Leading Literacy
- Access the latest evidence-based learning in literacy development
- Support colleagues to champion literacy
- At a time and pace that suits their existing timetable.
What you’ll learn
This programme follows the Department for Education’s National Professional Qualification: Leading Literacy Framework.
- Learn how to support staff, of all subject specialisms, to develop pupils’ language and literacy skills
- Learn how pupils develop aspects of literacy, including:
- understanding how children learn to talk, and how developing effective spoken language supports literacy development at every age and stage
- understanding how children learn to become fluent readers and how teachers can help with this, from primary all the way through to secondary
- exploring the importance of subject-specific vocabulary and different strategies to teaching this
- knowing how to support pupils’ writing – whether learning to write in primary school, through to writing academically at key stage five
- Learn how to support, develop and teach pupils literacy using evidence-informed approaches
- Learn how to lead literacy through curriculum, culture and motivation
- Understand how effective literacy education can support your school
- Contribute to effective professional development for literacy, linking it to teaching, the curriculum and assessment across the school.
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 12 months, this includes:
- One full day conference.
- Six courses (each course lasts six weeks).
- Each course includes six modules.
- Five two-hour clinics (facilitated sessions).
- One two-hour assessment clinic.
- Six communities (one-hour group sessions).
The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-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.
Ambition Institute will offer a webinar and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support participants.