Ambition Institute (NPQs)




Ambition Institute delivers the National Professional Qualifications for Headship, Senior Leadership and Middle Leadership through a national alliance of school trusts, teaching school alliances and teaching schools, delivering development tailored to regional and school contexts.

These programmes are suitable for individuals looking to develop their skills.

Each NPQ covers seven leadership behaviours and six competencies:

Leadership Behaviours

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Personal drive
  • Resilience
  • Awareness
  • Integrity
  • Respect


  • Strategy and improvement
  • Leading with impact
  • Teaching and curriculum excellence
  • Managing resources and risk
  • Working in partnership
  • Building capacity

To support you in this the NPQs include as standard:

  • Expert designed curriculum, content and resources
  • A minimum 18 hours’ face-to-face, facilitated training delivered over at least two terms (but no more than 18 months)
  • Two 360 reviews (at the beginning and end of the programme)
  • Option of a viva
  • Assessment support and full assessment of your final submission
  • Trained and quality assured facilitators, many of whom are serving school-leaders

To find out more, contact us