Catholic School Leadership - PG Cert

, Part-time

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Key Details

  • 1 Year
  • Part Time
teacher and pupil

Overview

Course content

This postgraduate certificate has been designed for those in middle/ senior leadership positions in Catholic schools and also for aspiring Catholic school leaders, including school governors and other professionals, in order to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership within Catholic settings and to respond to specific issues facing Church school leaders today. The Postgraduate Certificate comprises of two modules: Educational Leadership in Catholic Schools and Change Management in Catholic Schools.

Attendance

Modules are based at Newman, usually delivered one evening per week. However, if there are significant numbers of staff in one institution wishing to undertake the programme we can deliver the programme on your site at times convenient to you.

Part-time students have a maximum period of study of 5 years to complete an MA. However, an MA is typically completed over 2-3 years and we recommend that part-time students take 60 credits per year (i.e. 2×30 credit modules across the year). Full-time students have a maximum period of study of 3 years to complete an MA, but typically complete an MA in 18 months.

Assessment

You will experience a range of work-based assessment formats as indicated below. The course will recognise your needs as a learner and develop independent study skills that are transferable to a range of learning situations and assessment tasks.

EDM742

Submission of a 4,000 word essay regarding an aspect of Catholic school leadership, to be negotiated with the module tutor according to student developmental needs.

EDM743

Submission of a 4,000 word critical reflection focusing on an aspect of managing change within a Catholic school setting, to be negotiated with the module tutor according to student developmental needs. 

Special features

Builds on the CCRS for those who have completed this award, but no requirement to have completed the CCRS to undertake the Postgraduate Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

Sessions will be delivered by academics who are recognised nationally and internationally within the field of Leadership and Management, Catholic school leaders and members of staff from the Diocesan Education Service.

Credit rating: 60 credits at masters’ level

Entry Requirements

 

 

Directions

Course Fees

2019-20 : Home/EU Students: £1,700*

N.B. A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete the post graduate certificate.
Fee per 30 credit module 2019/20 Home/EU students: £850

Partner schools, colleges, institutions, Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership members, Titan Partnership members are currently eligible for a 10% discount.
Alumni are also entitled to a 10% discount.

*Fees shown are for the 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

 

 

  1. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP WITHIN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
    (Compulsory) edm742
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The focus of this module is to explore approaches to educational leadership in Catholic school settings, and the skills and qualities required to lead a range of individual and professional groups within this setting. Current research and policy will be drawn from in relation to leadership within Catholic schools. Students will critically reflect on and evaluate the impact of different approaches to leadership and models of leadership, considering spiritual and ethical leadership in particular. The module will assist teachers and others working in church schools in the task of integrating Christian principles and concepts into their professional responsibilities as leaders. 

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 0.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to: 

    • Demonstrate a systematic knowledge and understanding of educational leadership within Catholic schools, drawn from a range of contemporary research and appropriate literature; and

    • Demonstrate an understanding of current research and/ or policy in relation to Catholic school settings, as appropriate to the chosen focus area.

    • Critically reflect on the need to develop inter- and intra-personal skills in themselves and others; and

    • Critically reflect on and evaluate the impact of different approaches to leadership and models of leadership, in Catholic school settings.

    • Clearly and accurately communicate their conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences, ensuring that the work has been proofread carefully and referenced appropriately using the Harvard system;

    • Demonstrate independent learning, self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level;

    • Exercise initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making skills in complex and unpredictable situations, as appropriate; and

    • Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, as appropriate.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to: 

    • Express skills in critical reflection and evaluation in relation to key issues in Catholic leadership;

    • Demonstrate the skills needed to undertake a critical evaluation of Catholic leadership in a school setting;

    • Utilise evidence-based deduction to explore complex issues associated Catholic leadership in a school setting;

    • Demonstrate critical self-reflection, self-direction and act autonomously in planning tasks and solving complex problems;

    • Exhibit initiative and originality in the analysis, synthesise and appraisal of issues;

    • Plan independent learning opportunities required for continuous professional development;

    • Display enhanced IT skills through the communication of ideas and research findings.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Essay (4000 words)

  2. CHANGE MANAGEMENT WITHIN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
    (Compulsory) edm743
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    MODULE SUMMARY :

    The module offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of change management within Catholic school settings. There will be a focus on developing professional relationships, networks and learning contexts which establish an environment in which change can happen and becomes part of the sustainability of Catholic schools.

    CONTACT HOURS :

    Scheduled   : 0.00 Independent   : 0.00 Placement   : 0.00 Total   : 0.00

    MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

    This module aims to:

     

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory of change management and its application within Catholic school settings.

    • Evidence an understanding of the importance of establishing good professional relationships and professional learning communities to enhance the possibility of successful change within Catholic school settings;

    • Critically reflect on ways in which change can be effectively managed; and

    • Demonstrate an emerging ability to make appropriate proposals for proactive ways forward towards the effective management of change and resources within Catholic schools.

    • Clearly and accurately communicate their conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences, ensuring that the work has been proofread carefully and referenced appropriately using the Harvard system;

    • Demonstrate independent learning, self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level;

    • Exercise initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making skills in complex and unpredictable situations, as appropriate; and

    • Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, as appropriate.

    LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

    Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

     

    • Demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of change management;

    • Express skills in critical reflection and evaluation in relation to change management in a Catholic setting;

    • Develop a comprehensive critical, theoretical and research-informed perspective towards practices in change management;

    • Evaluate critically the development and operation of working practices within heritage and public history settings;

    • Appraise and select appropriate policies, practices and strategies within changing heritage and public history environments;

    • Demonstrate the skills needed to undertake a critical evaluation of change management in a Catholic school;

    • Demonstrate critical self-reflection, self-direction and act autonomously in planning tasks and solving complex problems;

    • Exhibit initiative and originality in the analysis, synthesise and appraisal of issues.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

    Component 1 - 100% Critical Reflection (4000 words)