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PG Cert Inclusive Leadership

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Study mode

Part time day

Duration

9 months

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Leadership

Course type

Taught

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 also have the opportunity to develop principles of practitioner enquiry, such as engaging in professional dialogue about, systematic reflection on, and evidence-based enhancement of practice to critically explore themes of the course in a professional context.

Assessment

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.

There are no exams. This course is not available to students on a Student Route Visa.

Modules

Through studying this module you'll develop a critical understanding of the terminology used to discuss inclusive practice and build awareness of the socio-cultural and political perspectives that frame these terms. You'll build a widening conception of inclusion as related to schools and critically discuss how this relates to extant school leadership policy and practice. You'll synthesise and analyse research findings along with other sources of evidence to build a framework of literature within which to evaluate your own professional practice, leading to emergent development plans to enhance your own inclusive leadership skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

The tuition fee for this programme is £1,400 for January 2022.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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 University is found six miles outside Leeds city centre and has been providing quality higher education to students for almost 50 years. The University is proud to provide a supportive community for each student and places a lot of emphasis on employability. Previous postgraduate students have gone on to become award-winning journalists, published authors and leaders of their industry. Whether you are looking for a complete...more