North East Teaching Schools Partnership

I have recently completed my Master of Education (Leadership Pathway) at Newcastle University and feel that the content of the course, over the past three years, has been beneficial in numerous ways. It has not only developed my leadership skills but has given me more self-confidence and the belief that I can progress further into headship.

(Karen F., Master's student 2013; NPQH, 2013-4)



Master's Accreditation

When you have completed your NPQML or NPQSL course, you can enrol onto Newcastle University's Post Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership (60 credits). If you have completed NPQML successfully, you can take the 20-credit NPQML accreditation module. If you have completed NPQSL successfully, you can take the 40-credit NPQSL accreditation module. When you have completed your NPQH course, you can enrol onto the Newcastle University Master's or Doctorate in Education (EdD) programme by completing the NPQH conversion module worth 60 credits.


For more information, contact the Degree Programme Director at Newcastle University, or 0191 208 8455.



Elective Modules as Stand Alone Modules

You can take the following modules as stand-alone modules. Should you decide to enrol onto one of our three National Leadership Curriculum courses (NPQML, NPQSL or NPQH), any fees paid for the stand-alone module will be deducted from your overall programme fee.


Modules provide a number of benefits

  • completion of an elective module will give you an exemption from an elective module on that programme.
  • an opportunity to experience part of the programme before you apply for the full programme.
  • may allow you to complete the programme sooner.
  • will improve the strength of your application to the full programme.
  • an opportunity to network with other NETSP participants.
  • an opportunity to be part of the NETSP online communities.


NPQH elective modules cost £350.

NPQSL elective modules cost £300.

NPQML elective modules cost £250.


What's involved?

The total time commitment for each elective module is 50 hours (including face to face sessions delivery). You should expect to require one full day out of school per module.


The programme will be delivered by the North East Teaching Schools Partnership
NETSP consists of Teaching Schools from different parts of the region and Newcastle University. The Programme Co-ordinator is Dr. Anna Reid, Deputy Director of the North Leadership Centre at Newcastle University. (



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North East Teaching Schools Partnership
School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences
Newcastle University,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

T. 0191 208 8455

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