Education (Leadership and Management) (Online)

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
2625 GBP/year
2625 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If your career involves educating other people and you'd like to improve your professional expertise or progress into a more senior role, the Education (Leadership and Management) (Online) at University of Derby is designed to help you.

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The Education (Leadership and Management) (Online)  at University of Derby is designed for those who have experience of working in schools, colleges, universities or any education context, and who seek to develop a better understanding of how educational leadership influences the experiences of staff and students. The programme draws on research from the UK and internationally.

On this pathway you will:

  • improve understanding of leadership practices in national and international social, cultural, political and policy contexts
  • strengthen knowledge of leadership and change management
  • explore existing and emerging international research-informed knowledge of educational leadership
  • enable a deeper critical understanding of the organisation, and the environment in which course members operate
  • critically analyse and evaluate their own and others' leadership practice


This course can open doors for you in your career. It might make your CV stand out enough to get you an interview for that more senior role you’ve been looking for, or just give you the confidence to apply for positions you normally wouldn’t have considered.

Previous students have also said that they have performed better at work as a result of this course – bringing greater recognition and respect from peers.

To give you an idea of the range of careers this course relates to, some of our graduates have gone on to become advanced skills teachers, nursery managers, assistant head teachers, disability coordinators within universities and national trainers for charitable organisations.

Programme Structure


  • Crafting your Masters study
  • Developing Leadership Capacity
  • Quality, Leadership and Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

You will usually need to be currently working within the education arena and have either: 

  • a good undergraduate degree (2:2 or above)
  • an equivalent level 6 qualification (equivalent overseas qualifications which will be verified by NARIC)
  • a level 5 teaching qualification plus evidence of five years’ teaching experience within an institution may be considered

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2625 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Education (Leadership and Management) (Online)
University of Derby