Ambition NPQ Alliance

We deliver National Professional Qualifications for school leaders (NPQs) through a national alliance of multi-academy trusts, teaching school alliances and teaching schools. The NPQs we offer through the Alliance are the NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL. 

Find your nearest Ambition NPQ Alliance provider in our Regional Partner Directory. When you have identified your nearest provider, please get in touch with them to register your interest using the contact details in the Directory. 


How the Alliance works 


Our Alliance partners (multi-academy trusts, teaching school alliances and teaching schools) co-deliver high-quality NPQs with facilitators trained and accredited by Ambition, tailoring programme content to meet local challenges and each leader's development needs. 

The Alliance combines Ambition's years of experience with the insight of local partners to meet the development needs of your leaders. We want to ensure that school leaders across the country have access to high-quality leadership development and training. 

Benefits of the Alliance 

  • Local adaptation: Our flexible approach to partnership tailors content and delivery to local context and the needs of every school. Programmes align with school improvement plans and leaders’ strengths and development areas, as well partners’ capacity to deliver and customise programmes in-house.  
  • A clear career pathway for leaders: NPQs now stretch from middle leadership to a new qualification for executive leaders of multiple schools. Drawing on expertise and experience across the full spectrum of leadership, the Alliance can help schools and multi-academy trusts build sustainable pipelines of talent by offering school leaders a clear pathway of expert career progression. 
  • Scale: With 47 partners nationwide, encompassing more than 750 schools, the Alliance draws on the extensive skills, experience and best practice of its members to design and deliver programmes that have real impact. 
  • Strategic improvement: Ambition School Leadership is committed to ensuring that high-quality leadership development is available across the country. To achieve this we are supporting school-led programme delivery and working closely with partners to create sustainable solutions that fulfil their leadership development objectives. 

Take an NPQ directly with Ambition School Leadership 


While we only offer the NPQML through our Alliance partners, it is possible to take the NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL directly with Ambition School Leadership.  

Enquire Now about taking an NPQ directly with Ambition School Leadership. 

Next steps


Find your nearest Ambition NPQ Alliance provider in our Regional Partner Directory. When you have identified your nearest provider, please get in touch with them to register your interest using the contact details in the Directory.