HMC Pastoral Leadership Qualification 18-19

The Pastoral Leadership Qualification (PLQ) is designed for pastoral leaders in HMC schools e.g. Heads of Year, Heads of Section, Heads of House (Boarding and Day), Heads of Pupil Support teams etc. Whilst aspiring pastoral leaders may also take part, the training sessions and portfolio activities are primarily intended for those already in post, and HMCPD’s ‘Preparing to be a Pastoral Leader’ is likely to provide more appropriate content. Experienced colleagues who are beginning to consider deputy head positions may also find HMCPD’s ‘Preparing for Senior Leadership’ course of interest.

Please view the PLQ briefing document for more information.

To book a place, please register yourself onto the Day 1 and Day 2 training events for the relevant cluster via the links below, and ensure that your mentor is booked onto the related mentor training:

PLQ Level 1 (Participant training clusters)

London Cluster 1

Day 1 (Amba Hotel Marble Arch, 27/09/2018)

Day 2 (Amba Hotel Marble Arch, 22/01/2019)

London Cluster 2

Day 1 (Grosvenor Hotel, 04/10/2018)

Day 2 (Grosvenor Hotel, 05/02/2019)

Midlands Cluster

Day 1 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 10/10/2018)

Day 2 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 12/02/2019)

North Cluster

Day 1 (Queens Hotel, Leeds, 01/11/2018)

Day 2 (Queens Hotel, Leeds, 26/02/2019)

South Central/South West Cluster

Day 1 (Bristol Royal Marriott, 11/10/2018)

Day 2 (Bristol Royal Marriott, 05/03/2019)

PLQ Level 1 Mentor Training

Mentors are welcome to attend whichever event is most convenient:

Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London (03/10/2018)

Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London (09/10/2018)

Crowne Plaza, Birmingham (10/10/2018)

PLQ Level 2 (Participant training clusters)


Day 1 (Grosvenor Hotel, 12/10/2018)

Day 2 (Grosvenor Hotel, 29/01/2019)


Day 1 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 16/11/2018)

Day 2 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 31/01/2019)

PLQ Level 2 Mentor Training

Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London (07/11/2018)