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 2)

We are open for applications for NPQH cohort 2 which will start in April 2018. Price if frozen at £1,100 for this cohort only. The full cohort 2 course dates are listed here. Venues are all in Birmingham:

  1. Wednesday, 25th April 2018
  2. Wednesday, 20th June 2018
  3. Tuesday, 11th September 2018
  4. Tuesday, 11th December 2018
  5. Wednesday, 1st May 2019
  6. Tuesday, 9th July 2019

**Recruiting until 2nd March 2018 or when we reach 29 delegates**

To download the application form click on the link: NPQH Application Form.

NPQSL (Cohort 2)

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)

**Recruiting until 14th May 2018 or when we reach 29 delegates**

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

NPQML (Cohort 2)

The NPQML Cohort 2 programme starts on 18th September 2018. Add your name to the waiting list. Applications will open in April 2018.