The Professional Diploma in School Leadership is a part-time, 18 months postgraduate course. The programme will consist of six taught modules over three semesters.
1 Prepare aspiring school leaders for practice as leaders in Irish primary and post-primary school
2 Foster the knowledge, skills and dispositions consistent with initial leadership education in the context of the continuum of leadership education
3 Prepare participants on the programme for future leadership education both in terms of continuing professional education as well as accredited academic programmes at masters and doctoral levels
4 Foster active and critical engagement with the policy environment, professional practice and scholarly literature relevant to educational leadership
5 Create and foster sustainable educational leadership professional learning community for programme participants across PDSL cohorts
6 Develop participants' capacity in the use of key leadership practices across that programme specifically: self-awareness, decision-making, reflection on practice, collaborative action inquiry, reading, participation in leadership networks/professional learning community.