*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.
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We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
Course code: OLPAO Level 7 qualification
If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, our online Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management) is designed to help you.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management) is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities or any education context, and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. The programme draws on research from the UK and internationally.
On this pathway you will:
- improve understanding of leadership practices in national and international social, cultural, political and policy contexts
- strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management
- explore existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership
- enable a deeper critical understanding of the organisation, and the environment in which course members operate
- critically analyse and evaluate their own and others' leadership practice
This PG Cert is ideal if you are already in a first position of responsibility within an education setting, seeking to enhance your skills and knowledge in a wide range of leadership and management theories and issues.
Enriching your career
This Postgraduate Certificate is not a teaching qualification but previous students have benefited from this postgraduate degree, helping them to gain more senior roles, enriching their teaching, challenging their preconceptions and boosting their confidence. You may also wish to continue to Masters level and obtain an MA Education (Leadership and Management).
Be inspired by others
Students frequently tell us that they most enjoy hearing the diverse mix of experiences, ideas and opinions brought by others taking the course, especially when that challenges their own thinking. Online discussion forums make this possible, and with such a wide variety of people on the course, from the UK and overseas, that’s not surprising. Our tutors have many years’ experience in the education sector themselves, so they understand your profession and are sympathetic to the pressures of balancing study with a busy teaching job.
You are in control
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. The course is divided into modules which are scheduled over fixed trimesters so there will be deadlines to meet; however you can organise your study time around your work and personal commitments in order to complete each module within the set time parameters.
Online class discussions are largely focused on contextualisation of theory to practice, so it’s stimulating, engaging and highly relevant to your day-to-day, professional life.
Find out more about the online Education Postgraduate Certificate course
Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Education, Lucy Hutchinson talking more about the online Education Postgraduate Certificate course.