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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University College Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

Taking a leading role in education environments demands many different qualities, from versatility and innovation to mentoring skills and an inclusive outlook. With statistics showing staff are progressing ever more quickly into leadership positions over the past decade, our Educational Leadership postgraduate course will help you prepare for such higher level roles and equip you to stand out as a truly effective leader within the sector.

Our course will immerse you in the core elements of diversity, inclusivity, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), along with research, innovation and strategic leadership. You will learn how to critically analyse your current or future work environment and explore key concepts underpinning effective leadership within educational contexts, as well as coaching and mentoring within the workplace.

From mainstream schools to alternative provision, charities and community projects, our master’s degree in Educational Leadership reflects the wealth of education environments in which you may work, with placements incorporated into the course to allow you to apply the theory to your own context in order to meet your personal development aims. Delivery is also flexible, featuring a mixture of online sessions and face-to-face tuition to support your learning.

Why should I choose this course?

FLEXIBLE LEARNING – Our education master’s course combines online sessions and support materials with one weekend per module of face-to-face learning on campus

PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Apply your learning directly to the industry by working within an educational setting alongside your studies

DIVERSE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE – Gain a holistic view of the education sector with study covering a spectrum of educational environments and opportunities

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH – Undertake numerous research projects examining education in depth, including identifying areas of change and innovation

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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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