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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Part time: 12 months

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    06 June 2019

This course is aimed at middle-management level leaders in schools (heads of department, key stage co-ordinators, pastoral managers). 

It provides an overview of up-to-date research and educational theory to inform the process of leadership and management. It also offers opportunities for the practical application of theory in a school setting.

Studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and management will bring depth and insight into your professional thinking. You will meet students who are at various levels in their careers and you will learn from each other's experiences.

Why choose this course?

  • Studying the Postgraduate Certificate Education: Leadership and Management will bring depth and insight into your professional thinking. 
  • You will meet students who are at various levels in their careers and you will learn from each other's experiences.
  • Completion of the course shows commitment to professional development and should lead to improved prospects for career progression.
  • The School of Education is a focal point for lively, informed debate on education through its open seminar and lecture programmes.
  • We work in close partnership with schools and colleges and other organisations involved in life long learning.
  • You will be working with highly regarded academics who are at the forefront of their subjects. Drawing on our cutting-edge, research-led teaching, this course will advance your knowledge and develop your professional skills.

This course in detail

This course consists of three modules:

  • Leading and Managing People (single module)
  • Leading and Managing Change (single module)
  • Investigating Practice (single module) or any module from the MA Education programme 

Content includes:

  • key issues in leadership and management: vision and philosophy of education, school improvement and effectiveness, team leadership, managing meetings, recruitment and selection, motivating staff, managing diversity and inclusion, and managing conflict
  • strategies for research and school based investigations: organisational structures and culture, strategic planning, continuing professional development, learning organisations, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, managing change, and action research
  • analysis of professional development needs and progress
  • skills for academic study
  • an investigation within your own practice context.

As our courses are regularly reviewed, course content may change from the details given here.

Teaching and learning

Leading and Managing People (single module) course schedule:

Typically, this module would include seven evening sessions (approximately 21 hours of contact time) and two online discussions (approximately three hours of contact time).

Leading and Managing Change (single module) course schedule:

Typically, this module would include seven evening sessions (approximately 21 hours of contact time) and two online discussions (approximately three hours of contact time).

Approach to assessment

Leading and Managing People - assessment:

A review document outlining your reflections on the course in the context of your continuing professional development (1000 words) and a structured essay which critiques a variety of literature related to leadership and management, linked to your professional experience (4000 words).

Leading and Managing Change - assessment:

A critical analysis of a journal article focusing on the action research approach (1000 words). You will also carry out your own intervention and write up a report. This will include an audit of the current context, a review of relevant literature, an evaluation of the action research methodology used and analysis and discussion of the outcomes (4000 words).

Investigating Practice - assessment:

A presentation on your project.

A report on the development and findings of a work based study focusing on a Leadership / Management theme.


Visit the PGCert Education - Leadership and Management page on the Oxford Brookes University website for more details!

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