NPQ Assessments

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment takes place throughout the programme, helping you to understand the progress you are making, and facilitators to adapt your learning experiences.

There are two success criteria for the successful completion of your course:
• Participation in at least 90% of the course
• Successfully pass the summative case study assessment

The summative assessment requires you to answer three questions in response to a case study.  The assessment will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how you would deploy the knowledge, skills and understanding gained through the NPQ to lead and implement a specific aspect of change. The assessment windows are set at the start of your course and there is an 8-day period to complete the assessment.

Length of the Summative Assessments

  • Specialist Programmes (NPQLTD, NPQLT, NPQLBC) – 1500 words
  • NPQSL – 2000 words
  • NPQH and NPQEL – 2500 words


Assessment Windows (Updated July 2022)

NPQ Assessments