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Professional Certificate for Middle Leaders in Church Schools 20/21

These qualifications consist of a 5-day programme together with an online element. They will be delivered by the five North West Dioceses, Liverpool Hope University and School Improvement Liverpool.

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE), the National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) involves leading a bespoke project aiming to improve pupil progress and team capability. This can be tailored to be in line with the school development plan or a stand-alone project.

The Professional Certificate for Middle Leaders in Church Schools will support aspiring, and newly appointed, middle leaders working within a Christian school context. This programme will enable participants to explore and articulate their personal values and mission, have a better understanding of the distinctive mission and vision of Church of England schools and the role of middle leaders in these settings. It will provide participants with the opportunity to critically engage with leadership and management theories/research and how these relate to, and support, the understanding and development of personal leadership capabilities and practices.


Day 1: Tuesday 12th January 2021.

Day 2: Wednesday 13th January 2021

Day 3: Wednesday 10th March 2021   

Day 4: Thursday 20th May 2021   

Day 5: Friday 25th June 2021


This programme is specifically for middle leaders working in primary schools, within a Christian context.


Three Online sessions

Four taught face-to-face days

Group and individual tutorials

Celebration event 

To book onto any of the above courses, please email with your details and confirm that you accept our PLD Terms and Conditions 2021/22.

Contact us

The PLD Team

T: 0151 291 3093/3029/3834/3061