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Education - Leadership and Management

PGCert

Key facts


Start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Course length

Part time: 12 months

Department

School of Education

Overview


Our PGCert Education - Leadership and Management course provides an overview of up-to-date research and educational theory to inform the process of leadership and management.

Our teaching staff are highly regarded academics who are at the forefront of their subjects. The course content draws on our cutting-edge, research-led teaching to help you advance your knowledge and develop your professional skills.

Our course is ideal for middle-management level leaders in schools, including:

  • heads of department
  • key stage coordinators
  • pastoral managers.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • practically apply theory in a school setting.
  • bring depth and insight into your professional thinking
  • meet students who are at various levels in their careers and learn from each other's experiences.

We work in close partnership with schools and colleges and other organisations involved in life long learning.

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How to apply


Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Students should normally have a first degree.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Applications for entry in 2020 will open in October 2019.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
2020/21
Home/EU part time
£725 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£725 per single module

International part time
£1,580 per single module

International distance learning
£1,580 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2020/21
Home/EU part time
£725 per single module

Home/EU distance learning
£725 per single module

International part time
£1,580 per single module

International distance learning
£1,580 per single module

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Learning and assessment


You will study three modules part time over one year. You can study on-campus or through distance learning.

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Study modules

Taught modules

Compulsory modules

Leading and Managing People in Education (20 credits)

This module brings together a range of themes and concerns in the management of staff in educational organisations. Drawing on national and international examples, it combines theoretical perspectives with practical concerns about staff management and development.

Leading Change in Education (20 credits)

This module builds on the experience of course members as observers of, and participants in, the management of change in the education sector. Drawing on national and international examples, it combines theoretical perspectives with practical concerns about organisational transformation in education.

Mentoring in Education (20 credits)

This module aims to explore the mentoring roles in educational contexts, including initial teacher education, as well as professional development in schools and further and higher education settings.  It will look at the models of mentoring within a professional context and draw upon work in related areas such as nursing. It will look at the experiences of the mentee and the experiences of the mentor and the impact of the relationship on both parties. It will give students an opportunity to share experiences and to deepen their knowledge by focusing on the research evidence in this field.

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

Modules typically comprise:

  • seven evening sessions: 21 hours of contact time
  • two online discussions: three hours of contact time.

You will be supported with a full online Virtual Learning Environment. This includes:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • session materials
  • support for assignments.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

We use a variety of assessment methods according to the subject of the module. These methods include:

  • review document
  • structured essay
  • critical analysis of a journal article
  • report
  • analysis of a critical incident in the mentoring process
  • formative plan.

Research


The School of Education is a thriving centre for educational research and teacher professional development. Students on master's level programmes therefore join a large research community comprising researchers at all levels of higher education study.

We hold two major research conferences each year - the School of Education Research Conference and the EdD Colloquium. All students are invited to attend our annual Research

Seminar Series (which attracts both internal and external speakers). We also organise a number of conferences, lectures, seminars and debates, some of which have an international reach.

The School’s six research groups exist to encourage engagement in research, publication, conference presentations, seminars and workshops:

  • Inclusion and Wellbeing
  • Policy, Partnership and Leadership
  • STEAM pedagogy and learning
  • Humanistic Perspectives on Education
  • Early Years
  • Applied Linguistics

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After you graduate


Career prospects

Your learning on the course may lead to better prospects for career advancement and students may change role / direction as a function of developing new understandings and skills from their work on the course.

Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.