This qualification ishould be attractive to those in middle leadership posts or to those aspiring to such . Study is complemented by participant reflection on real situations and is supported by an experienced tutor. The overall theme is on the development of leadership and management skills and capabilities. There is a strong focus on improvement on classroom practice in particular contexts.
Applications for the course close in mid-September each year and classes begin at the end of September.
Managing and Building Teams EDU909 10 credits
Participants look at personality traits, team roles and team theory.
Improving Classroom Practice EDU721 10 credits
This module focuses on the leadership skills required to create alignment of colleagues' purpose towards excellence in the classroom.
Motivating People to Improvement EDU722 10 credits
Canditates consider the leadership skills and competencies involved in motivating colleagues towards excellence in their performance.
Leadership for Learning EDU867 30 credits
This module considers the leadership challenge of focusing on improvement where it matters most, at the teacher student interface. It considers leadership styles including distrbuted leadership.
Students are required to attend all the face to face seminars, 3 per 10 credit module on a fortnightly basis and 6 for the 30 credit module. Participants are required to engage regularly with the online non-synchronousdiscussion boards in the 30 credit module, and on the synchronous chats in the 10 credit modules.
An aim is that candidates will greatly enhance their performance as middle leaders, or will enhance their prospects for promotion to middle leadership posts.