This is a part-time programme is expected to run for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme and is open to Irish/EU students only as it is based part-time. The following details contained in the course WEB link may be subject to some changes and will be updated accordingly.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership is a one-year, part-time postgraduate course which supports the professional growth of current and aspiring leaders in education, enabling them to contribute effectively to the improvement of practice in their own professional settings and the wider professional community. It will enable participants to develop the means of using critical reflection to enhance their own and others professional practice. The course responds to the need for an updated conception of leadership and mentoring in education. Leaders in organisations need to be able to motivate, coach and mentor staff in rapidly changing environments with limited resources - a theme increasingly emphasised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. In this course students will learn about a variety of leadership styles as well as how to identify and develop personal and professional strengths and abilities to be an effective leader. Emphasis is placed on transformative leadership and team capacity-building.
The programme will run over one academic year with four 15-credit modules run at weekends, each module taking place over two weekends. Modules will be delivered through a mixed mode of seminars, online tutorials, self-study materials and work-based learning.