Moray House School of Education and Sport

PG Certificate: Core Processes for Leadership and Learning

Please find below some information regarding this PG certificate.

The courses within this PG Certificate are primarily aimed at class teachers and non-promoted staff. The focus is on developing pedagogical practice and understanding through critical enquiry approaches. There are three 20 credit courses, all of which are compulsory to achieve the PG Certificate Core Processes:

  • Course 1 Self Study Enquiry  (20 credits) 
  • Course 2 Practitioner Enquiry  (20 credits) 
  • Course 3 Developing as a Leader  (20 credits) 

Teaching structure

  • Twilight and/or Saturday taught sessions 

  • Participants must be able to attend all taught sessions

  • Participants must be  working in an appropriate professional school context
  • Teaching will involve both online and in-person sessions

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Application process

Participants working with one of our six Partner Local Authorities (City of Edinburgh, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian)

The Application process is led by our Partner Local Authorities. Your Local Authority representative will be in touch about opportunities for professional development in 2024-25.

Please note, only GTCS registered teachers working for a Local Authority can apply. Currently the programme is not open to international students.


For general enquiries, please contact us at the email address below.