National Professional Qualification in Leading Behaviour and Culture (NPQLBC)

Who should apply:


  • Head of Behaviour
  • Pastoral Lead
  • Safeguarding Lead
  • Head of Year
  • Inclusion Managers
  • Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, or Headteacher


To apply, you must be aspiring to, or who have responsibilities for leading behaviour or supporting pupil wellbeing, can gain expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a culture where staff and pupils can thrive.


We are a proud Delivery Partner of the education charity Ambition Institute delivering the NPQ in  Leading Behaviour and Culture.

In 12 months, you will gain expertise in behaviour management and discover how to create a culture where staff and pupils can thrive:

> One of a series of specialist NPQs
> Flexible learning to suit your timetable
> Work with and learn from your peers
> Create a positive culture in your school

Why this programme?

Ambition Institute has designed this ground-breaking NPQ to help you develop a culture of high expectations and good behaviour in your school.

Ambition’s 'little and often' approach uses the latest evidence to help you put your learning into practice in your school setting. You will train alongside other teachers with similar responsibilities, with content focusing on the key challenges you face in your role.

With no project work and minimal time out of school, NPQs are designed to fit around your busy timetable.

NPQLBC explained in 90 seconds or less 

Benefits for you

Become an expert
No matter what your ultimate career goal, this programme offers continuous professional development and a chance to develop specific expertise with tailored feedback and support.

Drive meaningful change
Develop your knowledge in leading behaviour and culture and apply it in practice across your school to engage and motivate staff and pupils and reduce disruption in classrooms.

Create a positive school culture
Learn to think beyond managing individual classrooms and develop school-wide systems and processes to support pupils and get the best out of them.

Train to your timetable
This programme is designed to fit around your busy teaching role and much of the work can be completed in bite-size chunks around your existing schedule.


Build your network
You will complete this programme alongside other teachers working in similar school environments. This gives you a chance to share your experiences and build a valuable support network.

Benefits for your school

Improve pupil outcomes
Pupils are more likely to thrive in a positive and encouraging school environment driven by model behaviour and a consistent approach to rules and rewards.

Build a positive culture
Investing in your teachers’ development will make them feel supported and more satisfied in their work. This will filter down to the classroom, creating happier, more motivated pupils.

Highly flexible delivery
Our NPQs are designed to fit around your teachers’ existing working timetables and are delivered in short, sharp bursts of learning. Your participants can complete weekly, online units, at a time that suits them.

Create a common knowledge base
All of Ambition Institute’s NPQs are aligned. Teachers and leaders who complete them share a common language and framework to drive behavioural and cultural change across your school.

Share knowledge
Participants will be learning alongside other teachers whose contexts are similar, facilitated by experienced trainers who know and understand your needs.


This programme follows the Department of Education’s National Professional Qualification (NPQ): Leading Behaviour and Culture Framework.

You will learn how to:
> create a culture of high expectations across your school
> support the development of a positive, predictable and safe environment for pupils
> assist pupils with complex behavioural needs
> nurture improvement through evidence-based professional development
> put new approaches to leading behaviour and culture into practice in your school

Note: programme content is subject to change.


How you’ll learn
The content is delivered through blended learning. This includes a mix of real-time, interactive online sessions and self-guided modules you complete in your own time. The programme includes facilitator-led sessions with your peer group that focus on decision

Note: The programme starts with a one day face to face conference at our Head Office in Stoke-on-Trent.


The assessment window starts at the end of the 12-month programme and runs for three months. During this time, you will be given an eight-day window to sit an ‘open book’ style assessment in which you respond to a short case study.

There are two assessment windows every year, and you can sit the assessment two times, if you need to.

You need to complete the course to qualify for the NPQ accreditation.

We will offer a webinar and live clinic in advance of the assessment window to support you.


To register your interest: National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) | Shaw Education Trust (