NPQML/NPQSL/NPQH cancellation policy

This page sets out the policy for NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH in regard to cancellation fees that may be invoked if participants or trainee headteachers cancel or re-arrange the submission of an assessment task or attendance of Face to Face assessments.

Cancellation fees

Should an individual fail to submit an assessment task or attend a specific NPQH face to face assessment except for extreme or unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of the provider and NC, a cancellation fee will be levied.

Activity not completed

21 days or fewer before submission

NPQML - submission of written Task 1  £75
NPQSL – submission of written Tasks 1 & 2 or Combined Task £75
NPQH – submission of written Task 1 & 2 or Home School Task £75

Task 3 and Final Assessment


A firm booking for a graduation board place is made seven weeks before the board is due to take place.

Within 3 weeks of the panel       £395.00

A cancellation fee is payable if the trainee headteacher cancels his or her attendance at an event at any point without a valid reason, this includes the Assessment  Centre cancelling as a result of the trainee head failing to complete and submit all the necessary proformas to the panel in accordance with the required timelines.

The appropriate cancellation fee will be invoiced directly to the individual. The individual will be personally liable for paying the cancellation fee unless his/her headteacher or line manager informs EMLC that the school/organisation may be invoiced. Non payment of any such costs may result in the individual’ not being permitted to submit their assessment tasks and they may be withdrawn from the programme.

Trainees who have not paid any cancellation charges due to EMLC, will not be permitted to present for Final Assessment

Please note that by participating in the programme you are agreeing to these charges.