Assessment Information for NPQs

The following pages outlines the assessment windows for our ongoing cohorts.  Information on the assessment requirements of each programme are provided at programme sessions and our Moodle site contains a wealth of information and advice.  Additional support is provided by our team of markers and tutors.   For any queries please contact adminall@leadinglearning.co.uk.

 

Our guidance for Sponsors can be accessed here.

 

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Please ensure you are aware of the ALL Academic Misconduct Regulations which can be viewed here.

MOODLE

Please follow a link to our Moodle site here.   You will have been emailed joining instructions for the moodle site.  If you are struggling with accessing the site or navigating to the where you need to be in the first instance please refer to our FAQ (Frequently asked questions)  If you are still unsure or need advice about using the Moodle site please contact the team at adminall@leadinglearning.co.uk

ASSESSMENT TESTIMONIAL

Our pledge is to treat you as an individual – supporting and tracking progress and offering support and guidance when needed:

“I would just like say thank you to particularly to Anna Leach and Lee Sims for your patience and support in completing this process.    It has not been an easy task for me to get the assignment written up and handed in for a variety of reasons but you have helped make it possible and for this I am grateful.”

 

ASSESSMENT WINDOWS

NPQML and NPQSL – Summary Deadlines / Submission windows

Cohort Assessment window for submission 
7 17th Sep-1st Oct
8 7th Jan-21st Jan
9 1st Apr-22nd Apr

 

 

NPQML Assessment Deadlines

NPQML Cohort 7  

Submission Window:  17th September – 1st October 2020

 

NPQML Cohort 8 – Shropshire (The Marches School / Oak Meadow Primary School), Bolton (St Paul’s Primary School), Tameside / Trafford / Stockport (Dunham Trust), Staffordshire (The Willows Primary School  / Oakridge Primary School), Merseyside Sefton (Greenbank High School), Merseyside Knowsley (Knowsley Lane Primary School), Solihull (Arden Teaching School)

Submission Window:   7th January – 21st January 2021

 

NPQML Cohort 9 – Telford & Wrekin (Hadley Learning Community), Bolton (The Olive Tree Primary School), Oldham Cohorts 1 & 2 (Mills Hill Primary School), Birmingham (Aston Manor Academy), Worcestershire Redditch (St Augustine’s RC High School), Manchester Eccles (St Patrick’s RC Primary School)

Submission Window:   1st April – 22nd April 2021

 


NPQSL Assessment Deadlines

NPQSL Cohort  7 

Submission Window:    17th September – 1st October 2020

 

NPQSL Cohort 8 – Bolton (SS Simon & Jude Primary School), Staffordshire (The Willows Primary School), Stoke (North Staffordshire Conference Centre), Merseyside Sefton (Greenbank High School), Merseyside Knowsley (Knowsley Lane Primary School), Birmingham (Holyhead Academy), Worcestershire Stourbridge (Haybridge Training Centre), Solihull (Arden Teaching School)

Submission Window:   7th January – 21st January 2021

 

NPQSL Cohort 9 – Shropshire (The Marches School), Bolton (The Olive Tree Primary School), Oldham (Mills Hill Primary School), Tameside / Trafford / Stockport (Gatley Primary School), Worcestershire Redditch (St Augustine’s RC High School), Manchester Eccles (St Patrick’s RC Primary School)

Submission Window:   1st April – 22nd April 2021

 

NPQH Key Assessment Dates

Cohort G / H

Task Deadline (Final Draft) Deadline (Final Submission)
Task 1 5th March 2021 7th May 2021
Task 2 5th February 2021 19th March 2021

Cohort J / K

Task Deadline (Final Draft) Deadline (Final Submission)
Task 1 3rd September 2021 5th November 2021
Task 2 9th July 2021 24th September 2021 

 

NPQEL Key Assessment Dates

Cohort 4

Key Dates:

Pre-Assessments:   Task 1 and Task 2 fully completed ready for pre-submission marking – October 2021

Final Assessment submission 12 months November 2021

Final Extensions/deferrals (for agreed exceptional circumstances only) 18 months May 2021

                

Cohort 3 

Key Dates:

March – April 2021 – Implementation and write up (Projects must run across at least 2 terms)
Pre-Assessment Submission: 

Task 1 Monday 19th April 2021  Feedback returned by Monday 3rd May 2021

Task 2 Monday 3rd May 2021  Feedback returned by Monday 17th May 2021 and then 3 weeks to turn around before

Final Submission: Monday 14th June 2021
FINAL Certification July 2021

 

Cohort 2 

Original and revised final assessment timeframe with marking by NPQonline.

Original Final Submission Deadline: – 24th April 2020

To support those that need more time to redraft and submit their assignments we can advise that a later submission deadline has been offered.

Revised Final Submission Deadline:- 4th September 2020 *

*All delegates to exit award by January 2021 = 23 months. DfE have awarded extensions up to 24 months for extenuating circumstances – but not beyond.

 

ADVICE REGARDING SUBMISSION

Participants will be expected to upload their completed assignments, including all supporting documents and sponsor comments by the close of this window (each window closes promptly at twelve noon UK time). If there are any basic technical issues with the assignment (e.g. missing signatures), then you will be notified so that these can be corrected. Please ensure that you have provided an email address which is monitored regularly.

After a week, the assignment will then go through a full technical check. If the assignment does not meet all the technical requirements, or if there are any aspects missing, you will receive an email asking you to address these issues within 3 days. If this happens you will be given a full email outlining what is required and how to return.  This will be sent from assessors@npqonline.co.uk.

The assignment will then go through a final marking process. We would expect that if the guidance has been followed correctly, and the appropriate evidence submitted, then the vast majority of participants should pass at this stage.

Participants who have passed will be notified approximately 15 weeks after the assessment window closes and be provided with access to their certificate. If you receive a final outcome of a ‘fail’ you will be provided with feedback and given a further opportunity to submit, as part of a future assessment window. There will be no charge for this first re-submission*.

In very rare cases should the submission be deemed “not ready for assessment” – NPQonline will inform ALL and a representative from ALL will be in touch to discuss next steps.

*If an assignment fails again – a further opportunity will be provided to submit but participants will need to pay a re-submission / administration fee of £150.

 

ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT CHARGES

The team aim to provide to best support we can to ensure your successful completion of your National Professional Qualification and we are very proud of our current success rates which stands at 98.5% across all programmes.

Please note that the following charges apply and these are included within our Terms and Conditions.

Non Submission of Assessment in previously communicated submission window – £100

Second Submission following first ‘failed’ submission – £150

We would advise that if participants are struggling to reach deadlines that they contact us as soon as possible to allow us to ensure that support is put in place and so that these charges can be avoided where possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any queries please contact us either by email (adminall@leadinglearning.co.uk) or by calling 01691 664445