Can you tell me about the Certificate in Educational Leadership?

The Certificate requires candidates to submit one portfolio assignment for assessment. The assignment consists of evidence of three teaching and learning practice, learning and reflection on these activities.

A Certificate programme requires 120 hours of preparation and should take candidates 3-4 months.

Leaders will be required to:

  • understand key leadership theories and ideas, from inside and outside education, and apply these to thinking about their own practice
  • draw on evidence from research and practice to develop their knowledge with an understanding of what is known about successful leadership
  • relate these to their own leadership context in planning actions
  • undertake practice-based tasks enabling self-evaluation of their leadership in action
  • develop their reflective practice skills to help them to evaluate and improve their own leadership practice
  • learn collaboratively, supported by an experienced colleague(s) to share insights, and develop knowledge and skills. 

Candidates should be full or part-time teachers or leaders in an educational institution such as a school, college, university, or adult training centre. Candidates are required to be in their current educational institution over the course of a full academic year, for a minimum 24 weeks and a minimum of six hours per week.

For the Certificate candidates should be serving or aspiring leaders, ready to take up a leadership role in the near future.

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