The knowledge and experience you will gain from the course will place you in an ideal position to inform future improvement and make a difference to the overall performance of your school. It will enhance your ability to lead school improvement by using research and evidence to develop, and in some cases, challenge current practices.
Key themes include: Making a difference through leadership; Improving teaching to improve learning; Using evidence to improve practice; Inclusion and developing the whole person; and School in the context of policy.
Sessions will be delivered in twilight sessions (5pm - 6:30pm) with some extended Saturday sessions (10am – 3pm).
The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. It is an international leader in education and has a history of top-rated research dating back to its founding in 1896. It is one of the largest research-led schools of education in the UK employing over 100 academic staff and teaching more than 2,500 students.
As a Russell Group University our levy-funded Apprenticeship programmes are developed with research-informed teaching at their heart, bringing together world-class research and cutting-edge facilities to produce exceptional learning outcomes.
Our Educational Leadership Level 7 Apprenticeship, aligned to the Senior Leader Apprenticeship Standard, will allow you to gain a PGDip in Educational Leadership funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship we offer you the opportunity to achieve a full Masters level qualification through completion of a 60 credit dissertation.
Why study this course?
- A flexible mode of delivery to suit both learner and employer needs through a blend of online and on-campus learning
- Enrolment on the programme will enable you to build new networks and connections with leading academics and expert local school leaders, develop as a education sector leader and work with new ideas and approaches to solve organisational challenges
- You will develop capacity for rigorous and critical analysis of evidence from research and evidence from practice in improving schools
- You will develop specialist areas of expertise through research, leadership enquiry and other practice-focused assignments
- Assessment includes the ongoing submission of academic assignments and an end of programme meeting with an independent assessor to discuss your final project and your attainment of the occupational competencies through your work.
- This programme is fully levy-funding compliant with advice and guidance from our Apprenticeships team
You may also be interested in our self-funding Educational Leadership programme