13/11/2020

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

How to Become a Leader in Education by Upskilling

If you are a teacher, university lecturer or other educational professional, upskilling with a Postgraduate degree could be a great platform for advancing your career. Do you dream of taking your skills into a management role? Do you see yourself leading a team or driving forward positive change in the school system? If you’re passionate about creating more of an impact with your work, returning to university could be the right move for you.

The master’s in Educational Leadership at the University of Bolton is designed for professionals looking to return to their studies, and here is a guide to enrolling with us in January 2021.

Prerequisites
To be considered for our course, you will need to have at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree, or an equivalent degree, as well as relevant work experience. An initial teaching qualification, if not already a part of your degree, is also desirable. But what’s really important is having relevant experience in the education sector. So if you’ve already been working as a teacher for a few years, this course is ideal.

You should also be prepared to source two references who are able to vouch for your abilities to product academic work at master’s level.

Existing experience
Being an experienced teacher or lecturer makes you the perfect candidate for our master’s in Educational Leadership course, because students have to be able to draw on their own experience. The purpose of upskilling in this field is to critically reflect on your work, and to be able to relate theory to practice.

Through our programme, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and theories that underpin leadership in education, and you’ll also get the chance to build on your own skills.

Research skills
One of the most vital skills you’ll need at master’s level is your ability to research and conduct critical enquiry. Our tutors will help you explore research topics that are close to your heart, honing your ability to make sound, evidence-based independent judgements. Your dedicated lecturers are all actively involved in educational research themselves, putting you in the heart of the action.

Enrol in January 2021
At the University of Bolton, we’re passionate about helping you reach your potential, and we always put students’ needs first. We provide a supportive and friendly learning environment, and promote inclusivity across all of our courses.

Not only are we No.2 in the UK for Teaching Quality for Education Courses (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), but we’re also in the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021. Plus, we have been voted No.1 in the North West and No.3 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Education Courses (Complete University Guide 2021).

If you are an experienced teacher wishing to upskill for a better future, the University of Bolton ensures relatively small class sizes, one-to-one time with mentors, and a dedicated Employability Team to support your transition back into the workplace.

To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, visit our course page.

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