School Leadership - Online

Ulster University - Belfast

School Leadership - Online

Intended to enhance professional practice, this course is aimed at individuals already engaged in a teaching or training environment and aspiring to school or college leadership roles, including principal positions. Study is complemented by participant reflection on real situations and is supported by an experienced tutor, ensuring that successful graduates are extremely well-prepared to take up school principal positions.

The course focuses on four key areas:
- Building teams and managing resources: Personality interaction in relation to team theory; systems and their development

- Leadership for learning: The leadership challenge of focusing on improvement at the teacher-student interface

- Strategic development planning: Involving colleagues in ownership of the vision and strategy for system improvement

- Managing the organisation: Skills and competences in matters of legal and financial challenges; personal competences in communication, negotiation and problem solving.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

If English language is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0, or equivalent. Visit for more details on English language requirements.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
You can apply directly to Ulster any time of year. We advise that you submit your application two weeks prior to your course start date to ensure sufficient time to review your application and, should you be made an offer, complete all necessary enrolment admin.

To start an application, you must create an Ulster University account. Do not worry. You don't need to complete your application in one go. We understand that this is a big decision. Our admissions team are on hand to help you with both the form and any documentation that you may need as part of your application.

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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