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National Professional Qualification (NPQ) in Early Years Leadership

National Professional Qualification (NPQ) in Early Years Leadership

The National Professional Qualification in Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL) is a new, DfE-funded, professional development course being offered from autumn 2022 to leaders and aspiring leaders of early years settings. 

It is designed to support early years leaders to develop expertise in leading high-quality education and care, as well as in effective staff and organisational management.

The NPQEYL has been designed with leaders and practitioners in mind, using the latest and best available evidence and collective wisdom of the profession to ensure every child in every setting gets the best start in life.

The NPQEYL is aimed at leaders qualified to (at least) Level 3 with a full and relevant qualification, who are, or are aspiring to be:

managers of Private, Voluntary and Independent nurseries, Headteachers or leaders of school-based and maintained nurseries, or childminders with leadership responsibilities.

On average participants will need to spend between 1 and 2 hours per week working towards this NPQ.


If you would like to know more, DfE have published a blog on the Foundation Years website: Department for Education offers free high-quality leadership training for leaders of PVI nurseries and other early years settings

Further information about the NPQEYL is available on GOV.UK

To apply please use the link below: