NPQEL Delivery and Dates

NPQEL Residential

“What a fantastic residential experience. I genuinely feel valued and looked after – in both my professional development as a leader and because of the impressive hotel facilities. Would recommend this as a real incentive to join this programme above others” Jo Whitmore Primary Head, Lichfield

At the Alliance of Leading Learning we are intent on investing fully in your professional learning. We want to ensure you have a quality experience and the time to focus solely on your leadership learning without the distractions of the day job. Our NPQH residential has proven to be exceptional and our feedback has year on year been 100% positive. We understand some delegates are anxious about 2 days away from school and also family commitments – but all feedback has confirmed such anxieties were surpassed by the deep learning achieved through investing this time.

*Please do contact us at with any personal issues you have with regards to the residential and we will always do our best to find a resolution.

Our residentials are held at a 4 star hotel in Crewe which is equidistant for our delegates from the North West and West Midlands and only 5 miles away from the main train station. Those accessing our NPQEL from outside these regions will be contacted as we can offer a room the night before the training.


Application process  – Application window for 2018 – 2019 cohort is NOW OPEN.

NB: We exceeded our target numbers on the NPQEL by 175% for 2017 – 2018. Places on the programme are already filling up and there are limited full scholarship places.

Register NOW to receive the application pack – please click here.

  • Deadline to submit application: Friday 16th November 2018
  • Participants will be notified of their application outcome by: Friday 23rd November 2018

The programme will start with an introduction to the programme on Thursday 6th December 2018We recommend that you attend this day, however it is not compulsory.

Launch Day and Residential Dates are as follows:

Launch day: 15th March, 2019 
Residential 1: 20th to 21st June, 2019
Residential 2: 19th to 20th September, 2019

Please ensure that you have secured these dates in your diaries even before receiving notification of application outcome.

To register, please click here.


NPQEL Delivery and Dates