This diploma is designed to offer the specialized knowledge needed to take your education career to the next level. The role of the headmaster or principal has shifted from being an administrator, to manager
and to instructional leadership. This module is designed to examine the role of the educational
leader to an instructional and curriculum leader. Central to this will be learning to manage
teachers and other staff who are directly responsible for implementing the curriculum.
Instructional leadership is the culture of reflective practice, focusing on the quality of student
learning, supervision of staff and improvement of instructional practice.
Introduction to instruction leadership
Instructional leadership theories and principles
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Effective instructional leadership
Curriculum implementation and practice
Understanding how students learn
Clinical instructional supervision
Overall Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module, learners will be able to: i. Critically examine the changing role of
the headmaster/ principal from an administrator to being a manager and assuming curriculum
and instructional leadership.
ii. Applying best practices to manage teachers and other support staff who are both directly and
indirectly responsible for implementing curriculum and instructional design.
iii. Examine critically the role play by and the practice of reflective practice to cultivate a culture
of promoting and improving the quality instructional design, learning, and teaching practices.
Executive Diplomas are professional diplomas delivered in a manner that gives you the flexibility to learn at a time and place that suits your personal and work life. You can embark immediately on an Executive Diploma knowing you can fit it into your schedule.
There are 50 Multiple Choice Questions (“MCQ”) for each module. If you start an MCQ session, please remember that it will time-out after 1.5 hours. You have three attempts at the MCQ to achieve a pass mark, which is set at 50%. This course has been endorsed under the ATHE UK Qualifications Scheme.
You should show that you will be able to fulfil and benefit from the objectives of the diploma or certificate and be able to achieve the required standards. Although no prior knowledge is required you should normally be at least 16 years old and have the following:
- Level 2 (QCF) Certificate; or
- 4 GCSEs at grade C or above; and/or
- Relevant work experience.
Mode A: Fully Taught mode
Available at selected Approved Learning Centers. For each module we recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide at least 48 hours of face to face lectures and tutorials.
Mode B: Blended Learning mode
Available at selected Approved Learning Centers where classes are held plus learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal.
We recommend that Approved Learning Centers provide between 24and 36 hours of lectures/tutorials and that you spend at least 12 hours learning online.
Mode C: Fully Online mode
Learners are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be accessed through our designated Learning Portal. For each module we recommend at least 72 hours of online learning.
For the Blended and Fully Taught modes please Contact Us for an Approved Learning Centre near you. Please note we are constantly adding Approved Centers.
Student Learning Time
Executive Diploma should be completed in 6 months.