Assessment Information for NPQH and NPQEL

NPQH Assessment Information – Cohort G and H

NPQH Key Assessment Dates

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

Deferrals

It should not be necessary for participants to defer, as they have had six additional months to complete. In the case of extenuating circumstances (other than Covid related) then a further deferral of assessment only can be applied for by contacting adminall@leadinglearning.co.uk.

Please bear in mind, however, that the current NPQs are coming to an end and the latest we can accept submissions (given a deferral is approved) is as part of Cohort J (see dates below).

Please note that all assessment windows must be first agreed with the Alliance of Leading Learning and that availability of these may be limited. It is strongly advised that the allocated assessment window is adhered to.

Covid – two term requirement

Having extended the deadline, this should enable participants to ensure that their Task 1 project has been completed over two terms, as required by the DfE. Participants should also consider any time spent prior to Launch where suitable evidence may be able to be collected. In terms of the Spring term 2020, it is reasonable to conclude that, following the government’s instructions that schools closed for nearly all pupils, the term also ended at that date and therefore the term between January 2020 and the closure in March 2020 will count as a full term.

Where a project has not been able to be completed, participants should write about how, given the evidence already gathered, the project is likely to end. If the project is significantly short of two long terms, participants should first look to carry out the  remaining part remotely, and if this is not possible then they should contact us for further advice and guidance.

Further guidance as to how to complete both tasks and present evidence, given the impact of Covid can be found here.

Programme completion

Prior to submission it is essential that either:

You have attended all face-to-face sessions (Residential 1 and 2)

or

completed the learning modules for these online (or a combination) and uploaded your learning logs.

Without sufficient evidence of engagement then it may not be possible to award the qualification.

 

NPQH Assessment Information – Cohort J

NPQH Key Assessment Dates

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

Deferrals

For participants starting their programmes after May 2020, there is no longer sufficient time for a deferral to be granted. The current NPQs are coming to an end and the latest we can accept submissions is July 2021 (Task 2) and September 2021 (Task 1).

Covid – two term requirement (Task 1)

We understand that participants may be concerned as to their ability to complete their projects as intended given we are now in another lockdown. Spring term 2021 will count as a full term if the
participant’s project is still being carried out. If not, then the time will begin when schools re-open fully. The ‘full term’ is likely to start from February half term, when schools return, and a full term would therefore be between February and May, as only half a term would be completed before Easter 2021. Given the time available prior to the Christmas break for work to be completed, this should ensure that the vast majority of participants are able to complete their projects as planned, and submit within the scheduled assessment window, using the rest of this academic year to complete.

Where a project is unable to continue face-to-face, it may be possible to gather the required evidence remotely, for example, through webinar interviews with key members of staff, or through leadership of online teaching from January 2021.

If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of your project please contact sims.l@leadinglearning.co.uk for further advice and guidance.

Further guidance as to how to complete both tasks and present evidence, given the impact of Covid, can be found here.

Programme completion

Prior to submission it is essential that either:

You have attended all face-to-face sessions (Residential 1 and 2)

or

completed the learning modules for these online (or a combination) and uploaded your learning logs.

Without sufficient evidence of engagement then it may not be possible to award the qualification.

Withdrawal from the programme

No participant should feel compelled to complete or progress their projects if they do not feel that they can, particularly if they feel it is affecting their well-being or capacity to complete their other professional requirements. If you wish to withdraw please see our terms and conditions before contacting adminall@leadinglearning.co.uk.

That said, if a participant wishes to continue with their project using alternative mechanisms or submit without a required piece of evidence, you should email NPQ.QAAgent@tribalgroup.com (cc’d to NPQ.Reform@education.gov.uk) so the DfE and the QA Agent can consider these on a case by case basis.

We hope you find this information useful. We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation in partnership with the DfE – in the interim, we hope that this advice and guidance helps support participants to continue to make progress as they work towards achieving their NPQ qualification.

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 2022

                

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

 

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

 

NPQEL – 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.

 

NPQEL – 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Information for NPQH and NPQEL