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Middle Leadership and Management in Schools PGCert

Middle Leadership and Management in Schools PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Leadership School Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This programme for practising teachers covers the major elements of middle leadership and management in schools and is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning middle leadership and management.


  • If you are a Principal Teacher (or head of department/faculty): or are looking to progress into this role; and want to develop your skills as middle leaders in school, this programme is designed for you.
  • It uses practice-focused learning to develop your capability to lead teaching and learning within your school (Department or Faculty); particularly to achieve the ambitions of Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Our academic staff play a leading role in the area of professional and leadership development in Scotland. They have been involved in a range of research projects on headteacher recruitment, teacher leadership, coaching and leadership development, teachers’ work and collaborative professional enquiries.
  • There is a focus on collaborative learning, drawing on your own experiences and those of your academic colleagues.


As a graduate you would have all the necessary attributes to progress into, or enhance your capabilities in leadership role within schools.


This course will enable participants to examine critically the academic, professional and practical implications of middle leadership and develop the professional understandings, skills and attributes to undertake or enhance this critical aspect of school leadership. Issues and practices related to 'distributed leadership' and 'collaborative practice' will be introduced and examined critically in a school context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£321 per 20 credits. Additional fees applicable.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Honours degree or equivalent qualification in education or a related field. Full GTCS registration and a minimum of three years professional experience following full registration.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more

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