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International Professional Qualification for Headship (iNPQH) | woensdag, 20. januari 2021

******Earlybird discount when booking before 2/11/2020 - save 500 euros!******

The International Professional Qualification for Headship (iNPQH) is a prestigious programme and certification aimed at new and aspiring head teachers in international schools. It brings the UK recognised National Professional Qualification (NPQ) through an accredited provider with the Department for Education into an extensive leadership programme that firmly weaves the ‘I’ for international throughout.


Run by experienced ILA facilitators that are successful existing school leaders, this programme is quality assured and externally certified. It is underpinned by solid research and evidence-based practice in leadership as we strive to develop international school leadership for international schools. Develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that you need to be a high-performing headteacher.


Who can apply?

You should be, or aspire to be, a headteacher or head of school.


What’s involved

Study can last between 2 academic terms and 18 months.

During this time you will:

develop knowledge and skills across 6 content areas, which set out what an effective headteacher or head of school should know and be able to do

have the opportunity to develop up to 7 important leadership behaviours, which set out how an effective leader should operate

undertake a placement at a school, in a different context from your own, for a minimum of 9 days (this contrasting school placement will be agreed with the course leaders and can be in the UK or another country)

complete a final assessment that evaluates your capability against the knowledge and skills set out in the 6 content areas


Content areas

The 6 content areas across which you will develop your senior leadership knowledge and skills are:

strategy and improvement

teaching and curriculum excellence

leading with impact

working in partnership

managing resources and risks

increasing capability

Leadership behaviours


The 7 leadership behaviours that you will have the opportunity to develop are:



personal drive






Final assessment

You will:

lead a school change programme, lasting at least 2 terms, to improve pupil progress and attainment

design an action plan to meet your placement school’s resourcing and capability needs

Through these 2 projects, you will need to demonstrate your competence through an assessment linked to the knowledge and skills set out in the 6 content areas.


Programme Dates

The programme offers a blended range of support including 2 blocks of taught days. During each block we also arrange a social evening event for participants to develop their professional networks in an informal environment.   It is a compulsory requirement of the programme that you attend these face-to-face days:


20th-22nd January 2021

19th-21st May 2021


Meet the iNPQH Facilitators

Along with the amazing partnerships with leading education organisations, we also have a network of ILA facilitators from across Europe, trained by UCL Institute of Education. These facilitators are active school leaders and have worked in over 60 countries between them, bringing significant expertise and depth and breadth of experience to our programmes. These facilitators deliver the International Professional Qualification for Headship (iNPQH) programmes.



Programme Fee

€3495 (fee inclusive of programme and assessment but excludes travel and accommodation)

****EarlyBird offer for all registrations received by 2/11/2020 - 500 euro discount (woohoo!)**** (choose the earlybird option when registering)

 (Payments can be made by credit card / debit card or by invoice. Invoices will be issued  in 2020-21 unless otherwise requested by contacting us directly email  .) 

Application Process

As with all NPQH level programmes, prospective iNPQH applicants will be contacted after initial application to provide further evidence to ensure you meet the entry requirements for this programme. You will also require a school sponsor that will support you through the process in your school. Further information will come to you after initial registration. Your place is not confirmed until this additional step has been successfully processed. If your application is not successful, your fees will be refunded. If you require further information, please contact us directly at email






Cancellation can be made up to six weeks before the first day of delivery by contacting us directly at email .  Any participant cancellation after this time is non-refundable.