National College for Teaching and Leadership

Become a member

Become a member of the National College for access to world-class leadership development to help you build your career and support those you work with.

Membership is free of charge to individuals in England who have a professional interest in school and early years leadership.

Leaders based outside England and overseas can now subscribe as international members.

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Member resources

Access useful resources to help you in your work and career, including:

  • publications on subjects like outdoor learning and leading academies
  • practical tools, top tips and exercises to support you in your role
  • videos, seminars and e-learning covering a range of topical themes

Sign up to explore our full range of resources.

Member online community

Connect and collaborate with other leaders by:

  • taking part in discussions on subjects like applications and interviews and improving behaviour in schools
  • joining or setting up special interest groups
  • asking your peers a question and browsing other popular questions

Sign up to be part of our online community.

Member courses and seminars

Our online courses and seminars are exclusive to members and cover a range of practical themes, such as:

  • introductions to career planning and leading effective teams
  • stepping up to leadership
  • coaching

Sign up to see all our courses and seminars.

More reasons to join

  • Regular member updates and a chance to have your say through our member consultation group
  • Personal advice on your professional development from our ‘Ask the College’ service.
  • Reduced member rates on overnight stays and use of meeting facilities at our Learning and Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK.
We have 100,000 members from across the world of education, including:


ldr is our award-winning, online magazine that highlights how leaders tackle the many challenges of leading schools and children’s centres. Recent articles include:
  • Peer review: an opportunity for school improvement
  • Using data to make a difference
  • Lesson observation: how to make it count

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Help desk

The help desk is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm GMT, excluding UK bank holidays.

0345 609 0009 (UK)
+44 1349 882095 (International)

You can also get in touch using our enquiry form.

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