Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership

Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership

Course Outline

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership is a one-year, part-time postgraduate course which supports the professional growth of current and aspiring leaders in education, enabling them to contribute effectively to the improvement of practice in their own professional settings and the wider professional community.  It will enable participants to develop the means of using critical reflection to enhance their own and others’ professional practice. The course responds to the need for an updated conception of leadership and mentoring in education. Leaders in organisations need to be able to motivate, coach and mentor staff in rapidly changing environments with limited resources -  a theme increasingly emphasised by the Teaching Council of Ireland. In this course, students will learn about a variety of leadership styles as well as how to identify and develop personal, professional and pedagogical strengths and abilities to be an effective leader. Emphasis is placed on transformative leadership and team capacity-building.

Who is the programme for?

This programme in Educational Leadership is designed for those who already have leadership roles in their schools and for teachers who aspire to take up positions of leadership in the future.

How long and at what level is it?

It is a one-year, part-time, postgraduate course with 60 credits at level 9 (NFQ); it consists of four modules, each of 15 credits.


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School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland