University of Nottingham’s PGCert/PGDip in Educational and Leadership Management
The PGCert and PGDip in Educational and Leadership Management is a core programme of study for leaders and managers in education. The course aims to strengthen your leadership and management skills, and to enable you to apply theory and ideas within your workplace and utilise existing and emerging research-informed knowledge of educational leadership and management internationally.
Throughout the course, you will develop your skills in:
  • Critical reflection, reading & writing
  • Practice-relevant research skills & research design
  • Literature searches
  • Ethics in educational research
Strengthen your leadership and management skills
Highlights
The course is designed to meet the interests of leaders at all levels who are keen to improve their leadership and management understanding and practices.
1st British university to Set up a campus outside of the UK & in Malaysia
Successful completion of the PGCert leads to eligibility for the PGDip and competitive M.A. Program
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Course Curriculum

  • Eligibility
    Graduate/Post-Graduate Degree (in any discipline)
    Educators with at least 5 years of teaching/training experience are preferred
  • Duration
    PGCert: 26 weeks + 30 hours face-to-face workshop
    PGDip: 52 weeks + 60 hours face-to-face workshop
  • Syllabus
    Module 1: EDUC4164 (Practice-Based Inquiry)
    This module will see you involved in active participation of educational inquiry in your professional context and workplace learning.
    Module 2: EDUC 4152 (Effective Leadership and change in Education)
    The purpose of this module is to provide the underlying principles, practices and tools of effective leadership in developing, introducing and managing sustainable change in your organisation.
    Module 3: EDUC 4153 (Leading Learning)
    This module will explore ways in which you, as a leader, can promote educational effectiveness and improvement in your organisation.
    Module 4: EDUC 4154 (Issues in Educational Leadership)
    This module examines some common theories of educational leadership and management.
Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam
Dr. Ashley Ng Yoon Mooi
  • Profile
    Professor at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
    President of the Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA)
    Vice President of Asia TEFL
  • Qualification
    B.Ed. from Universiti Putra Malaysia
    M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Experience
    Currently the Head of School and Professor at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia, Dr. Ganakumaran Subramaniam is a Fulbright Scholar with attachments in New York City, Washington D.C and Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2012, he was appointed to the National Council of English Language Standards and Quality. He also advices on panels with the National Curriculum Development Division, the National Trust School programme, the National Teaching English Language and Literacy programme and Textbook Division.
  • Profile
    Senior University Teaching Fellow at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
    Director of Post Graduate Taught Programmes and oversees the masters’ programmes at the School of Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • Experience
    Holding expertise in Educational Leadership and Management, Dr. Ashley Ng Yoon Mooi actively conducts a number of professional development courses for school leaders and teachers. For her work at the national level in schools and in the field of education, she has been conferred with the AMN (Ahli Mangku Negara) Award by His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2009. Presently, she is involved in two researches based on FRGS grants.
Testimonials
Here's what they have to say about PGCert in Educational and Leadership Management
CHIA ZHU XUAN
Batch: Volt 16
In this programme, the educators of this programme are so passionate and concerned about every student’s growth and future. I came from a background whereby I did not know any research skills, but my lecturers have devoted their time and energy to guide me step by step. This learning environment not only empowered me to be an active learner, it also provides a good platform to grow my network.
Gulhina Bhutto
Batch: Volt 15
The learning was student-centered and there was strong support from my tutors and peers. Besides the acquisition of knowledge, I was constantly inspired and motivated to learn more and to implement what I have learned for the betterment of myself as a leader and also for the organization I work for.
Saira Riaz
Batch: Volt 15
The beauty of the programme is its pragmatic and universal approach. Every module is research- based. On one hand I read the theories of different leadership models as practised on the five continents of the world and on the other hand I applied theories into practice by conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects as my assignments. I had no scientific research back ground and the word “Research” instilled “fear” in me but this programme prepared me step by step. A programme is incomplete without effective teaching and I must confess that the tutor is a great leader who taught me how to “unlearn and relearn” and prepare me for perfection or near to it. The journey of learning is challenging but this course gives energy and meaning to my learning and prepare me as a leader in the future.
Vimaleswari Danapal
Batch: Volt 15
The programme modules were relevant, current and the learning approach itself made the course interesting and easy to comprehend. As a matured student, my expectations were high, but the module tutor was fantastic and was great at providing a balance between teaching and group discussions. She was very knowledgeable, understanding and often challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone. The course itself has been a lot of hard work, dedication and constant stretching of my mind but today as I look back the journey has been totally worth it.”
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Course related
  • Fees related
The workshops will be conducted at the Aditya Birla World Academy, Tardeo, Mumbai.
Yes, the participants may be given assignments during the workshop which may require a personal computer to work on. The academy is Wi-Fi enabled.
The timings for each of the sessions will be determined mutually by the facilitator and participants.
The educational qualifications held by an applicant should be equivalent to a graduate/post-graduate degree from any accredited university. The qualifications required for each course have been enlisted individually in the 'Courses' section on the website.
The ABEA sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the website for the perusal of the participants for a limited period of time. One will be able to access it with their login ID and password.
The academy will not provide accommodation. It will be the participant’s responsibility to secure their accommodation for the duration of the workshops.
At the conclusion of the program, a graduation ceremony will be held for the participants where they will be handed their certificates.
Once the admission process for the program has been completed, the participant will then be provided with login credentials, giving access to the university resources.
No. Any additional material, if required, will be provided by the academy.
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