Throughout the world there is an increasing demand for creative, innovative education professionals who have highly developed skills and a deep understanding of learning; in many countries a postgraduate qualification is becoming essential for career advancement in education and training settings.
This qualification is designed to enrich your knowledge and improve your professional practice. On completing your studies, you should be able to:
demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems at a professional or equivalent level
reflect critically and constructively, in the light of ideas and frameworks presented in the modules and how these apply to your practice and organisational context
be ready to continue your studies and complete the Masters in Education (F70) with The Open University.
You will also acquire qualities and transferable skills that are highly prized by employers within education and related fields, such as:
exercising initiative and personal responsibility
the ability to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations
the ability to draw on appropriate research and ethical understanding
the production of reports/outputs for academic and professional purposes.
Please note that this postgraduate qualification does not qualify you for teacher registration in any country.
There is more information about how OU study can improve your employability in the OUs Employability Statement from our OU Careers Advisory Service. You can also look at our OU study and your career pages to find out about potential career opportunities related to OU subject areas.