CPD Courses

The NCTSA is pleased to be offering the following Career Personal Development Courses for this upcoming academic year 2020-21:

  1. How To Be An Outstanding Mentor For Early Career Teachers

  2. Thriving As An Early Career Teacher

  3. NPQSL – National Professional Qualification For Senior Leaders

  4. NPQML – National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders

  5. How We Learn

To view course information/details – “click” on course name above and a pdf will download.


Complete a NPQ with NCTSA


NCTSA are an official Alliance partner of graduate school Ambition Institute.  Working with Ambition they can offer NPQs for different levels of leaders, who benefit from the expertise and experience of Ambition but with NCTSA to meet local context and needs.

The NCTSA NPQ offer includes the following:

  • NPQSL – for aspiring or serving senior leaders who are looking to develop in their role, and gain the expertise to lead effectively.  Click here for application.
  • NPQML – for aspiring or serving middle leaders who are looking to develop in their role, and gain the expertise needed to lead effectively.  Click here for application.


NPQ Course Policies

NPQML Programme Policy – Completion Withdrawal Deferral & Extension Policy – click here

NPQSL Programme Policy – Completion Withdrawal Deferral & Extension Policy – click here

Complaints policyhttps://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/ambition-institute/documents/Ambition_Institute_Complaints_Policy_and_Procedure_KhgcqCs.pdf

Malpractice and maladministration policy: https://ambitionschoolleadership.app.box.com/s/74nxwx3evue2mesqh4tkjcw5ucg95uvs

Reasonable adjustmentshttps://ambitionschoolleadership.app.box.com/s/464vcjnutjyd4i2e8g3n4sw3hyz7lb3d


To find out more about your eligibility for one of the NCTSA NPQ programmes, please contact Ceri Boyle at ceri.boyle@nclt.ac.uk.


CPD Course Booklet

You can download a copy of our 2020-21 CPD Booklet – HERE


To book your place, please complete the CPD Registration Form – HERE

Alternatively, email: cpd@nctsa.uk for more information.

Terms and Conditions

Places are only guaranteed once full payment is received. Outstanding balances must be settled prior to the day of the event/course.

Cancellations/Refunds – Due to financial outlays, bookings for courses are non-refundable.  Attendee substitutions can be made – a colleague may attend instead of the person originally booked at no extra cost at the start of the course.  NCTSA reserves the right to change or cancel the programme should circumstances beyond their control necessitate it.

Please Note – Covid-19 

We hope we will be able to deliver our courses face to face as planned but we are clearly still in uncertain times due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the event that any courses cannot run in venues as planned, we will endeavour to provide a suitable online delivery format.  Online delivery content will be made available.

We will follow government advice and continue to adapt where necessary to ensure the safety and well being of participants.

We are supporting ‘equality of access’ which means that we understand that some participants may need to socially isolate for longer (i.e. those living with someone vulnerable or shielding).