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Leadership Planning & Administration in Education

Leadership, Planning and Administration in Education Over the last decade or so the role of principals as school leaders has been redefined. The new definition of leadership is informed by research on the connection or link between principals and pupil achievement, a changing policy environment, and increased accountability measures.

The role of school principals has also escalated in recent years to include a wide range of other professional competencies and responsibilities, including financial management, marketing and public relations, and strategic planning. The new definition of leadership emphasises that principals, in addition to performing their executive and managerial functions are also seen as instructional and transformational leaders. This module seeks to ensure that teachers in all sectors of education acquire the knowledge and disposition necessary for them to understand the wide array of core competencies, skills and professional responsibilities associated with effective educational leadership. It also seeks to improve leadership practice for the benefit of all participants.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.


1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071/ 580


Module Structure
All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. All modules are completed within one semester.

Students may wish to exit with one standalone module or Postgraduate Certificate (completion of two modules or 30 ECTS), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four modules or 60 ECTS).

Participants may also progress to MA level on successful completion of three modules or 45 ECTS.

Assessment method

Module Assessment
Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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