This qualification should be attractive to those in middle leadership posts or to those aspiring to such. The 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 the course close in mid-September each year and classes begin at the end of September.
Teaching and learning assessment
The variety of teaching, learning and assessment methods and approaches used throughout the course enable students to develop flexible, appropriate and creative and/or entrepreneurial approaches to the resolution of problems within their professional work roles and also in terms of their own personal professional development. The intentional building of communities of learning via synchronous and non-synchronous discussion boards, combined with an interactive approach to the face to face seminars, along with the use of guest lecture sessions facilitate this.
Each module will have its own form of assessment tailored to the content being covered but, typically for the 10 credit module 1500 words and for the 30 credit module, two 2500 word assignments.