Diploma in

Educational Leadership & Management

Become a visionary leader and excel in management


The Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management is designed to help school-level administrators become visionary leaders and competent managers.


It drives the meaningful pursuit of a deeper understanding of the 21st-century wisdom and skills necessary for global educational improvement and the leading of transformative change via engagement of rich, academic content and practical scenarios. Through the deeper understanding of your role and purpose as a leader, you will be able to shape your organization and add value to it through enhanced impact and inspiration of those you lead with essential leadership strategies.


 It endeavours to prepare you for the many challenges facing school administrators and to provide hands-on opportunities for you to demonstrate proficiency and to practice leadership skills in your school. It enables you to examine all spheres of education and training and makes you well positioned to select suitable opportunities from a broad array of options.


Once you have finished the four modules, you will have at your disposal the skills and knowledge to contend for the most demanding management roles. The measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework level descriptors at Level 6 –23 Credits.


Learning Outcomes


  • Be able to nurture the critical development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a school vision of learning supported by the school community.

  • Understand the importance of, and be able to create a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning & designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.

  • Be able to manage the organization, operations & resources in a way that promotes a safe, efficient & effective learning environment.

  • Understand the importance of collaborating with families and other community members, responding to diverse community interests & needs, and mobilizing community resources.

  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal and cultural context.

Who is this course for?

The qualification is suitable for teachers who are seeking managerial positions in their schools such as Coordinators, Supervisors, Heads of Departments and Principals and for established managers who seek advanced development.


The Programme consists of four main parts, each lasting six weeks: Part 1: Schools & Principals: It focuses on the complex nature of schools, the principal roles & responsibilities, effective schools for all students…etc Part 2: Leadership Expectations: It focuses on principal behavior & instructional leadership, organizing & evaluating instructional programs, building & maintaining relationships…etc Part 3: Managerial Responsibilities: It focuses on managing material resources, managing human resources, managing pupil services, providing a safe school environment…etc
Part 4: Vital Aspects of Practice: It focuses on problem solving & decision making, collaborative effort for school improvement, career planning…etc.

Delivery and Duration

  • 300 hours of study ​
  • You can study this course through Distance learning, Hybrid Learning or Virtual Campus

How does each mode of study work?

Distance Learning For the self-guided, busy individual who wants full control over their learning. With this mode you will be given 24/7 access to the Learning Management System where you will find all course information and resources, Then you can study and submit assignments at your own pace. You will still have access to a tutor should you have any questions. Hybrid Learning With this mode of learning, you will receive all the benefits of Distance Learning plus up to twelve hours of one-to-one support with an expert tutor who will guide you through the course. The schedule is flexible and will be determined between yourself and our admission team in the UK upon enrolment. Virtual Campus On the Virtual Campus, you’ll meet weekly with like-minded students from all over the world to engage in close-nit discussions of key subjects and discuss real workplace experiences. This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You’ll still get all the benefits of a Distance Learning student. To view our up to date schedule please visit: https://www.nottinghillcollege.co.uk/manchester-virtual-campusTo view our up-to-date schedule please click here.


  • 11 essays
  • Presentations, reports and other projects
Number of credits - 30

Why choose the NHC Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management?

We are an accredited British institute that aims to provide the best learning experience and opportunities to grow as a teacher.

  • Enrolling with NHC means;
  • You'll achieve a British accredited certificate that is valuable worldwide
  • Choosing your own flexible learning schedule
  • Saving money with affordable payment plans
  • Getting access to hours of additional resources to facilitate the learning process
  • Choosing a mode of study that best suits your needs and learning style
  • The chance to keep up to date with the latest trends in Teacher Training
  • Access to expert British teachers
  • Access to recordings of live sessions if you're studying Virtual Campus, so you never miss a lesson
  • Lifetime verification services for your certificate
  • Excellent support and communication services
You'll be joining thousands of teachers worldwide who have qualified from one of our courses!


  • Level 3 or 4 in appropriate subject (Bachelor's Degree)
  • Mandatory 2-3 years of teaching/education management experience
  • Intermediate level of English
  • Experience in school administration is highly recommended

Notting Hill College

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