Education - Middle Leadership

University College Dublin


Course Name Education - Middle Leadership
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code W489
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Professional Diploma National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters ProfDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2022/2023
Application Date Apply online
The following entry routes are available:

Professional Diploma Middle Leadership PT (W489)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Closed

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
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Duration 1 year part-time - Blended
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Entry Requirements Applicants to the PDML must hold an honours degree at undergraduate level (or equivalent) from a higher education institution, a recognised teaching qualification and have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience in either the primary or post-primary sector.
Course Content

Expand+ProfDip Middle Leadership
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)
The PDML has been developed to reflect the importance of middle leadership and to support the professional growth of those aspiring to, and occupying, middle leadership positions i...

Subjects Taught Sep-Dec:
Contemporary Issues for School Leaders
School Leadership for Quality Teaching and Learning

The Realities of Leading from the Middle

Contemporary Issues EDUC41620
School leadership and the quality of teaching and learning: actors, agency, activities EDUC41640
The Realities of Leading from the Middle EDUC43400
Number of Credits 30
Careers or Further Progression Careers & Employability
Graduates of the educational leadership programmes occupy a range of school and system leadership positions including:

AP1 and AP2 leadership
Programme coordinators
Deputy principalship
Support services, including the PDST and JCT
State Examinations Commission
Academic teaching and research
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