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PG Cert Inclusive Leadership

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Part time


9 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

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Course Summary

Course overview

Inclusive leadership is critical in ensuring positive educational outcomes for all learners, particularly those at risk of marginalisation and exclusion.

The PG Cert Inclusive Leadership course has been developed specifically to move discourse on inclusion away from 'organic' issues such as 'special educational needs and disabilities' towards interrogating social and cultural contexts that create notions of advantage and disadvantage.

It aims to provide opportunities for managers, leaders and aspiring leaders within education or associated settings to engage with leadership theory and research within the context of inclusive practices.

As well as supporting career progression into leadership roles, the course offers a pathway to further postgraduate qualifications, including a PG Dip or MA Education.

About this course

The course will explore ways of creating an environment and culture of inclusion, along with strategies for developing and maintaining effective inclusive policies and practices.

Throughout your studies, you'll be encouraged to reflect critically on dominant or traditional leadership approaches, which are concerned to maintain the status quo, and more inclusive leadership approaches, which focus on identifying and addressing barriers to inclusion and challenging underlying assumptions that perpetuate exclusive practices.

You’ll work with experts and professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to understand how to create and sustain cultures of inclusion in which opposing perspectives are authentically valued.

The skills and attributes for those leading inclusive learning communities, underpinned by research, will also be examined.


You’ll be assessed by a range of written forms and practical activities, in order to reflect the academic and employability skills you’ll develop within the programme.

Assessments for both modules closely integrate theory and practice, with opportunities to engage in reviews of literature, critical evaluation of professional experiences and develop action and development plans to support your professional practice.

In each assessment, you'll have the opportunity to focus on aspects of inclusion that are particularly relevant to you in your setting, such as issues related to race, social class, sexuality and multi-agency working.


You'll apply your knowledge and understanding of inclusive leadership to engage in critical evaluations of policy and practice within your own setting, moving beyond the boundary of individual practice. You'll analyse a model of critical reflection and apply this to an in-depth evaluation. Ethical and moral issues related to the intersection between inclusive leadership and professional practice will also be examined, with opportunity for you to discuss issues in depth and consider potential conflict resolution within your own context.

Tuition fees

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For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is an honours degree. You will need to be in a paid or voluntary teaching/training/supporting/managing role in a context that involves education and/or support to allow you to complete the assignments. This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

University information

Leeds Trinity is a university with a big reputation. It offers a personalised and inclusive experience that gives every student the support they need to realise their potential. The campus is located on a green and spacious site in Horsforth, about 10km from Leeds city centre, and offers a comprehensive selection of qualifications including foundation, undergraduate, and postgraduate degrees in a range of humanities and social...more