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Education (Leading Community Learning)

Course Description

This programme is taught in partnership with ContinYou in Birmingham. It is an innovative award aimed at School leaders; those responsible for the community dimension of schools; Advisers and others working across LEAs with a community focus Extended schools development staff from schools and LEAs Youth leaders/workers; Senior staff from other agencies working closely with schools; Sure Start staff.

If you already have some Masters level credits (from your PGCE or other courses for example) you may be able to fast track part of the award.

This award focuses on leading learning in community settings and provides a route for the professional development of staff working in community education contexts. It will enable practitioners to discuss, develop and extend their understanding if this rapidly expanding area.

Our guiding principle is to place learning in the workplace at the heart of the programme. This means that what you learn in the work place is just as important as the formal study you undertake with us. We work closely with employers to ensure that the progrmame is relevant and responsive to the complex demands of education contexts.

We value the knowledge that you have already gained through your prior experience and you are encouraged to contribute your ideas and experiences in taught sessions.

Modules include: Learning and social capital; Leadership for learning; Leading through community partnerships; Learning for community leadership. All students complete a research methods module and a dissertation in the final year.
Student Profiles

International Merit Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

The Merit scholarships will be awarded automatically on application to the University as follows:Applicants with results equivalent to UK First Class degree: £2,000
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2:1 degree: £1,500
Applicants with results equivalent to UK 2.:2 degree: £1,000

Value of Scholarship(s)



Available to international students enrolling for the first time on campus in September 2015 are are domiciled in one of the following countries:Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda
Europe: Norway and Turkey
East Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam
Middle East Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE
South Asia: Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka
South East Asia: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Application Procedure

For information on how to apply, please refer to the Staffordshire University website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Please contact the Education Team for specific entry requirements.

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