Taught course

Headship

Institution
Ulster University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally:

(a) have gained

(i) a degree from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or

(ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or an approved alternative qualification, e.g. a professional qualification; and

(b) be currently working in a teaching or training environment.

(c) be currently working in a significant leadership role, e.g. Head of Year, Head of Department or similar.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This qualification should be attractive to those aspiring to school or college leadership. 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 both courses close in mid-September each year and classes begin at the end of September.

Contact Sam McGuinness for information on either qualification sj.mcguinness@ulster.ac.uk

The course will comprise 4 modules each worth 30 credits:

Building Teams and Managing Resources EDU927

This module looks at personality interaction in relation to team theory; it then examines systems and their development

Leadership for Learning EDU867

This module considers the leadership challenge of focusing on improvement where it matters most, at the teacher student interface.

Strategic Development Planning EDU912

This considers the challenges around involving collegues in ownership of the vision and strategy for continuing system improvement.

Managing the Organisation EDU708

This module aims to build skills and competences in matters of legal and financial challenges along with building personal competences in communication and problem solving.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance
International students
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/apply/fees-and-finance

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Sam McGuinness
Email
sj.mcguinness@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 28 7012 4351