Higher Diploma in Education management

Course Description

The quality of educational leaders and their management skills have a profound impact on the education system. It is therefore important for the region to prepare a cadre of leaders for the education sector who have the leadership and management competencies that regional education systems require in order to produce a workforce that can meet the demands of the 21st Century.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Educational Leadership is geared towards assisting educational leaders to develop a sound understanding of educational organisations and prepare them to acquire foundational competencies in a variety of areas in management in order to improve their managerial decision making abilities.
On completion of this programme students, are expected to:

  • demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in the context of educational organisations
  • make sound leadership and management decisions based on the economic, financial, organisational, social and cultural context individually and in teams
  • provide solutions for real world problems and challenges facing contemporary leaders in the education sector, individually and in teams, using appropriate current technologies and resources
  • interpret management theory through the perspective of prior experience and improve educational practice by systematically applying knowledge and understanding of leadership and management to complex issues (including those that are unique to small island developing states)
  • apply ethical and organisational values and practice corporate social responsibility
  • design and conduct research into leadership and managerial problems, report findings and propose solutions using appropriate current technologies
  • demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of the education sector within a wider organisational and global context
  • demonstrate an understanding of current issues and trends in the education sector
  • apply specialist skills to educational organisations in a variety of contexts
  • offer both technical and practical advice to stakeholders in the education sector
  • communicate effectively and perceptively both orally and in writing

Entry requirement: Any Diploma in Education(KNEC)
Duration: 6 months per module

Exam body: KNEC

Modules: 1 module

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