Duration: Up to 12 months (part-time)|Hope Park|Start month: October or January
Teaching & Research
ABOUT THE COURSE
The course is designed to provide the theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding to successfully support aspiring and serving educational professionals in a critical engagement with research and in critical reflection on their practice. The course will promote a greater understanding of the social and cultural contexts that create notions of disadvantage and consideration will be given into ways in which schools can mitigate disadvantage and actively promote advantage.
Facilitate critical reflection and informed professional judgement on national policy initiatives and changing contexts related to teaching and leading in schools within disadvantaged contexts.
Allow critical understanding of sociological and psychological frameworks which apply to thinking about the design of school systems and cultures in disadvantaged settings.
Enable evidenced, effective and positive responses to a range of educational challenges arising in schools working in disadvantaged communities
The skills, knowledge and understanding to critically reflect on professional and leadership practices within an educational setting.
This Postgraduate Certificate (60 Level 7 Credits) comprises two x 30 credit modules:
Social and Emotional Learning Dimensions: Leadership (30 Credits)
This module examines social and emotional aspects of learning. In particular, it explores how children’s familial contexts, early developmental experiences and consequent attachment patterns, impact on their attitudes to learning, to relationships and to their ability to reach their educational potential.
Power, Policy and Politics in Educational Leadership (30 Credits)
This module examines three dimensions of educational leadership, taking cognisance of the experience of leaders in schools and their interpretation of education policy and how this impacts on leadership practice.
First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant discipline (applications from students who do not hold a 1st or 2:1 Honours Degree (or equivalent), but have appropriate professional experience may be considered).
Due to the leadership specialism the expectation of the applicant will be that they have gained some leadership experience within an educational setting. Normally they will be engaged in a leadership role at the time of starting on the programme but aspirational leaders will also be considered if they have the support to engage with leadership practice within their setting.
International Entry Requirements
This course is not open to international students as it is only available on a part-time basis.
Teaching and Research
Both modules will be delivered on a part-time basis, through blended learning, including:
Workplace learning and practical activities
Face to face activity, including peer and facilitated
Learning including seminars/taught sessions.
Reading and reflection.
Academic tutorial support.
Critical debate with supporters and peers e.g. in seminars or through VLE discussion groups.
UK/EU TUITION FEES
Modules 1 &2 – Full Postgraduate Certificate (60 Masters Credits)
Full rate: £1,733
Graduate 600*: £1,532
Partner school rate*: £1,386
* Graduate 600 - Reduced Fee for students who have obtained a 2.1 or 1st class degree within the last 3 years.
** A Partner School is any school that has an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) partnership arrangement with Liverpool Hope University and who work with our students on providing school placements.
We offer a number of scholarships and loans to help fund your postgraduate studies. Visit our scholarships pages for more details.
This is a professional learning course designed specifically to provide up-to-date knowledge support for professionals working to mitigate disadvantage in schools. The 60 Masters-level credits can also be used towards a Masters in Education.