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Teacher Leadership and Learning PgCert

Teacher Leadership and Learning PgCert

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This programme covers the major elements of teacher leadership and learning in schools and is designed to provide teachers with a critical understanding of the principles underpinning (teacher / middle) leadership and management. It will create structured and coherent opportunities to apply these principles to your own practice.


  • This programme is designed for teachers intending to develop their knowledge of pedagogic / teacher leadership and / or progress into the role of principal teacher (or head of department / faculty); and to develop skills as a leader of learning in the classroom and beyond.
  • It adopts the approaches of research-informed, enquiry-led and practice-focused pedagogies to develop your competences to lead teaching and learning within your school (or department / faculty); particularly to achieve the ambitions of the National Improvement Framework and Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Our academic staff play a leading role in the area of professional and leadership development in Scotland and internationally. They have been involved in a range of research projects on teacher leadership, instructional 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 a leadership role within schools.


This course will explore the nature of leadership in school. Issues related to 'teacher leadership' will be introduced and examined critically in relation to a school context. Approaches to 'developing as a teacher leader' will also be explored, along with key interpersonal skills such as listening, negotiating and managing conflict with opportunities to enhance skills in these areas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£321 per 20 Credits. Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only. Additional fees applicable.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

This is a part-time programme for practising teachers and registration with the General Teaching Council is mandatory.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. 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...more