About

The PG Certificate Educational Leadership and Management is a core programme of study for leaders and managers in education. It is vitally relevant for middle and senior managers and leaders in schools and post-compulsory educational organisations in the UK and overseas, as well as those who advise managers and leaders. The programme aims to strengthen your leadership and management skills. It also enables you to apply theory and ideas within your workplace and utilise existing and emerging research-informed knowledge of educational leadership internationally. It will enable you to develop, broaden and deepen your critical understanding of your organisation and the environment in which you operate.

Faculties, Schools & Departments

School of Education

Cohort applications

We welcome approaches from educational organisations who may wish to develop a bespoke cohort programme.

Programme structure

For the PG Certificate Educational Leadership and Management, you will need to complete modules to the value of 60 credits. There is no dissertation requirement for PGCertificate. Modules are taught within a block of four days over two consecutive weekends. Each module will usually be assessed by a written assignment of 5,000-6,000 words.

Typical core modules

  • Effective Leadership and Change in Education
  • Issues in Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Practice Based Inquiry

Dissertation Module:

This substantive piece of scholarship within the field of the programme will normally be based on interests and skills you have developed in the programme of the modules already studied. You will choose a topic in consultation with your programme leader and an appropriate supervisor.

Entry requirements

A relevant second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Relevant experience may be required for some of the programmes. Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard.
Mature applicants without any standard entry requirements but with substantial and relevant experience may be considered for an entry at the Postgraduate Certificate level and the acceptance is at the discretion of the School of Education.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
  • PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
  • MUET: Band 4

Intake Months

June and December

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