The MEd in Educational Leadership and Management is a taught Masters designed to support the development of your leadership and management capabilities within a work-based learning environment.

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NameEducational Leadership and Management (including the Scottish Qualification for Headship Diploma)
Start DateApril
Modes of StudyMEd (Part-time) 33 mths, PgDip with the dual award of the SQH (Part-time) 27 mths, PgCert (Part-time) 15 mths
Programme DirectorDeirdre Torrance

Why choose our Educational Leadership and Management programme?

The MEd in Educational Leadership and Management is a nationally recognised high quality leadership preparation programme. The Diploma stage brings with it the conferment of the Scottish Qualification for Headship (SQH) by the Scottish Government.

A key aim of this programme is to provide flexible provision, which not only prepares aspiring headteachers for that post, but also provides quality continuous professional development experience for a range of senior managers and leaders in schools. On completion of the Diploma stage, participants have the option to continue and complete a Masters dissertation.

The programme is based around the Scottish Standard for Headship. It consists of a blend of residentials, taught days, tutorials, seminars, on-line discussion and work-based learning and development. Work-based learning is crucial to successful completion of the programme. Through this model of development, participants are supported to draw from the theory to critically reflect in and on educational leadership and management practice.

An important feature of the programme is the partnership model, where City of Edinburgh, Fife, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and the Scottish Council for Independent Schools are equal partners in programme support and delivery. The local authorities select the programme participants and pay the fees from money allocated by the Scottish Government for professional development.

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