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 9 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. For more information, please contact Ali Fisher at Colmore Partnership TSA 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)  – £1200 per delegate –  APPLY NOW – Application window now open until end of October 2018

Session 1              Thursday 8th November 2018 (full day)                      Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 2              Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (full day)                   Arthur Terry TSA

Session 3              Wednesday 3rd April 2019 (full day)                           Ninestiles TSA

Session 4               Thursday 27th June 2019 (full day)                             Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 5               Wednesday 13th November 2019 (full day)               Ninestiles TSA

Session 6              Thursday 14th January 2020 (full day)                       Colmore Partnership TSA

To download the application form click on the link:  NPQH Application Form v3 July 2018

NPQSL (Cohort 3 )  – £670 per delegate – APPLY NOW – application window open until end of March 2019
This is a fast track option  over 4 full days

Session 1              Monday 1st April                                                           Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 2              Thursday 23rd May                                                      Waverley School

Session 3              Tuesday 11th June                                                         Waverley School

Session 4             Wednesday 11th September                                         Colmore Partnership TSA

To download the application form click on the link: NPQSL Application Form v2 July 2018

NPQML (Cohort 2) – APPLY NOW -Application window extended until end of October 2018

The NPQML Cohort 2 programme starts on 22nd November 2018.

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

Session 1               Thursday 22nd November 2018 (pm session)                  Arthur Terry TSA

Session 2               Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (am session)                         Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 3               Thursday 28th February 2019 (pm session)                     Ninestiles TSA670

Session 4               Tuesday 26th March 2019 (am session)                           Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 5               Thursday 9th May 2019 (pm session)                                Colmore Partnership TSA

Session 6               Thursday 4th July 2019 (am session)                               Colmore Partnership TSA

To download the NPQML application form click on the link: NPQML Application Form v2 July 2018

Terms and Conditions for NPQ qualifications