OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership

About this course

Objectives

The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification is to develop learners’ understanding of policy, management theory and practice in education.

It provides learners with an opportunity to engage with the challenges facing professionals and policy makers in their own country.

It will provide knowledge that underpins the ability to work as an effective manager in the education sector.

It combines both theoretical and practical knowledge in the education profession and will develop and enhance knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance and team leadership. Learners will be able to work in a variety of roles within education administration and/or management.

Equivalences

The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees.

However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters programme.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Module1: Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 credits)

it provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of current challenges, theories, policies, and practices in education.

This module delves into critical issues facing the education sector, analyzes relevant theoretical frameworks, examines the impact of education policies on practice, and explores practical approaches for addressing contemporary challenges in education.

Through this module, learners gain insights into the complex interplay between theory, policy, and practice, preparing them to effectively navigate and respond to the evolving landscape of education.

Module 2: The Management of Educational Change (20 credits)

it focuses on equipping learners with the necessary skills and strategies to lead and manage change within educational institutions.

This module explores various aspects of organizational change, including understanding the need for change, identifying barriers and resistance, implementing change initiatives, and evaluating their effectiveness.

Through this module, learners gain the knowledge and tools required to navigate complex change processes, foster a culture of innovation, and drive positive transformation within educational settings.

Module 3: Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives (20 credits)

it focuses on developing essential skills and understanding for effective communication in diverse educational environments.

This module explores intercultural communication theories, practices, and perspectives, enabling learners to navigate cultural differences, promote inclusivity, and foster mutual understanding among students, educators, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

Through this module, learners gain the ability to manage intercultural communication challenges effectively, enhance collaboration, and create inclusive learning environments conducive to student success and academic excellence.

Module 4: Pedagogy and Practice in Education (20 credits)

it focuses on exploring pedagogical theories and practices essential for effective teaching and learning.

This module delves into various pedagogical approaches, instructional strategies, curriculum design principles, and assessment methods used in educational settings.

By studying this module, learners gain insights into evidence-based pedagogical practices, enabling them to enhance teaching effectiveness, promote student engagement and learning outcomes, and contribute to the continuous improvement of educational practice.

Module 5: Leading Reflective Practice in Education (20 credits)

it focuses on developing leadership skills to promote reflective practice among educators.

This module emphasizes the importance of critical self-reflection, continuous improvement, and collaborative learning in educational settings. Learners explore strategies for facilitating reflective discussions, providing constructive feedback, and fostering a culture of inquiry and professional growth.

By studying this module, learners acquire the skills and knowledge needed to lead reflective practice initiatives, enhance teaching effectiveness, and promote student success within educational institutions.

Module 6: Research Methods in Education (20 credits)

it focuses on equipping learners with advanced research skills and methodologies applicable to educational research.

This module covers a range of topics including research design, data collection methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, and ethical considerations in educational research.

By studying this module, learners gain the ability to critically evaluate educational research, design and conduct their own research projects, and contribute to evidence-based decision-making and practice in education.

Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning.

The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

Assessment and verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.

To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.

The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.

Progression

Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up programmes with advanced standing at many universities in the UK and overseas. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership, learners must:

  • possess an honours degree in related subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification;
  • be 21 years or older at the beginning of the course; or
  • be mature learners with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.

What you will learn

Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy, and Practice (20 credits):

  • Understanding current challenges and trends in education, including theoretical frameworks, policy implications, and practical applications.
  • Analyzing the intersection of theory, policy, and practice in addressing contemporary issues in education.

The Management of Educational Change (20 credits):

  • Exploring strategies and techniques for leading and managing change within educational institutions.
  • Understanding the dynamics of organizational change, resistance, and implementation strategies in educational settings.

Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives (20 credits):

  • Developing intercultural communication skills and perspectives essential for working in diverse educational environments.
  • Understanding cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings.

Pedagogy and Practice in Education (20 credits):

  • Examining pedagogical theories and practices for effective teaching and learning.
  • Exploring innovative teaching methods, curriculum development, and assessment strategies.

Leading Reflective Practice in Education (20 credits):

  • Cultivating leadership skills to foster reflective practice among educators.
  • Promoting professional growth, continuous improvement, and collaboration through reflective practices.

Research Methods in Education (20 credits):

  • Developing research skills and methodologies applicable to educational research.
  • Conducting literature reviews, designing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing conclusions relevant to educational practice and policy.

Overall, the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership provides a comprehensive understanding of educational management and leadership principles, strategies, and practices, preparing learners for leadership roles in educational institutions and organizations.

Benefits of this course

Enhanced Leadership Skills:

  • The course provides advanced training in leadership, equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge to effectively lead educational institutions and teams.

Strategic Management Competencies:

  • Learners gain proficiency in strategic planning, change management, and organizational development, enabling them to navigate complex challenges and drive positive change within educational settings.

Understanding of Contemporary Educational Issues:

  • By exploring current trends, theories, and policies in education, learners develop a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the field, enhancing their ability to address critical issues and drive innovation.

Intercultural Communication Skills:

  • With a focus on intercultural communication and perspectives, the course prepares individuals to work effectively in diverse educational environments, promoting inclusivity and cultural sensitivity.

Pedagogical Excellence:

  • Learners gain insights into effective teaching and learning practices, curriculum development, and assessment strategies, enhancing their ability to promote student success and academic excellence.

Reflective Practice and Professional Growth:

  • The course emphasizes reflective practice and professional development, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and lifelong learning among educators and leaders.

Research Skills and Evidence-Based Practice:

  • By developing research skills and methodologies, learners are equipped to conduct educational research, analyze data, and make evidence-based decisions to inform practice and policy.

Career Advancement Opportunities:

  • Holding a Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership enhances career prospects and opens up opportunities for leadership roles in educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational consultancy firms.

Networking and Collaboration:

  • Engaging with peers, instructors, and industry professionals during the course provides valuable networking opportunities, fostering collaboration, mentorship, and access to new career opportunities.

Overall, the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership offers a valuable pathway for individuals to advance their careers, make meaningful contributions to the field of education, and lead positive change within educational institutions and communities.

Qualification Number: 603/4248/1

£2,500.00

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