ACTS NPQ Alliance

The Association of Central Teaching Schools has joined a national alliance through Ambition School Leadership so that it can deliver the NPQ programmes. The national alliance formed by Ambition School Leadership brings together some of the largest and most successful MATs – including Ark, Outwood Grange, Oasis Community Learning along with other regional and national groups and teaching school alliances such as ACTS.

The ACTS NPQ Alliance offers scale and diversity across the West Midlands through 12 Teaching School Alliances that cover a variety of settings from Early Years provision through to post 16 providers and special school. National Leaders of Education, Specialist Leaders of Education and Senior Leaders, will lead facilitation through relevant and up to date course materials.

Applicants can apply through the links on this page for our 2018/19 programmes.

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our bid to become an accredited provider of the new NPQ professional qualifications and are successfully running full cohorts of NPQH and NPQSL courses, which commenced in October 2017. For more information on NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML please contact Ali Fisher on 0121 675 8766 or email

Please click on the links below to find out more about the programmes and eligibility for them.

For further information and booking email:

For details of course dates and venues of all the programmes currently running in 2018/19:

NPQH (Cohort 3)

Dates for our new cohort of NPQH will be advertised shortly. The course will commence in the new academic year


We are open for NPQSL Cohort 2 applications which will start in June 2018. Price is frozen at £670 for this cohort only. The full course dates are here:

  1. Wednesday, 13th June 2018 (pm)
  2. Tuesday, 16th October 2018 (am)
  3. Wednesday, 12th December 2018 (pm)
  4. Tuesday, 12th February 2019 (am)
  5. Wednesday, 10th April 2019 (am)
  6. Thursday, 6th April 2019 (pm)
  7. Tuesday, 16th July 2019 (full day)

**We have extended recruitment for NPQSL until Monday 21st May 2018**

To download the application form click on the link: NPQSL Application Form


The NPQML Cohort 2 programme starts on 18th September 2018. Applications are now open until June 15th 2018

NPQML – £575 per delegate There will be 6 half day sessions completing by the end of the academic year July 2019

Session 1               Tuesday 18th September 2018 (am session)                   Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 2               Thursday 22nd November 2018 (pm session)                  Arthur Terry TSA

Session 3               Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (am session)                         Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 4               Thursday 28th February 2019 (pm session)                     Ninestiles TSA

Session 5               Tuesday 26th March 2019 (am session)                           Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 6               Thursday 9th May 2019 (pm session)                                Colmore Partnership TSA

To download the NPQML application form click on the link:NPQML Application Form