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If you’re looking to further your prospects and enhance your knowledge in the Further Education and Skills sector, this programme gives you the opportunity to explore policy, educational leadership and your personal self-development. You can also explore the best practices driving current developments in the field.
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The ability to understand key education challenges and opportunities is crucial to everyone working in the Further Education and Skills sector. If you have up to eight years’ post-teaching-qualification experience, this programme enables you to study the policies and practices that drive current developments in the field.
This Master's level FE Teaching LEAD programme is designed to help you demonstrate and develop your educational expertise. If you have an Honours degree you can use the credits gained towards a Master's qualification. Alternatively, if you already have a Master's degree, you can undertake a HE8 module in policy and practice that provides a progression and exemption route onto the professional Doctorate in Education.
You’ll be given the chance to engage with policy and pedagogy in context, as well as develop leadership skills for the classroom and beyond. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your self-directed study skills, and gain the further knowledge and experience needed for career development and leadership.
A strong focus is placed on understanding the leadership skills best suited to the Learning and Skills sector. You’ll study strategic leadership, management of educational change, leadership of educational teams, and professional development.
You’ll also explore the pedagogies that enhance student outcomes and involve the development of learning and enquiry skills, as well as the acquisition of knowledge within a curricular and vocational context.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
This programme is designed to allow practitioners with up to eight years’ post-teaching-qualification experience to engage in a self-development programme that explores their personal self-development alongside the contextualisation of policy and educational leadership within the FE and Skills sector.
A strong focus for students taking this course is to understand the leadership skills and practises specific to the Learning and Skills sector. The course covers strategic leadership, management of educational change, leadership of educational teams, and professional development. Transferable skills to be gained include curriculum leadership, communication skills, critical thinking and planning and managing.
The main career route is teaching and education. This programme aims to develop your strategic and organisational perspectives on learning, particularly by fostering a critically reflective approach to your practice.
Other related occupations include education advice, primary and secondary education and vocational and industrial training. Students may already be in employment whilst undertaking part-time study to further their professional development. You could also progress onto further CPD courses to enhance your knowledge and skills, or pursue further study at Master’s or Doctorate level; for instance by studying the University of Bolton’s MA Teaching and Learning or Doctorate of Education Leadership (DEL).
Graduates can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:
No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/2020.
For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:
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Tel: 01204 903903
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
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You’ll study three modules, each worth 20 credits at HE7 or HE8 depending on your entry qualifications.
Learning and teaching will be supported through blended learning using a wide range of teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, round table discussions with industry practitioners, case studies, guest speakers from professional practice, and the sector and skill development through peer coaching.
You’ll also have the chance to develop your research skills through individual learning and independent research, and have the opportunity to present your research and critical personal reflections.
There are no written exams on this programme. Instead, you’ll be assessed through a series of assignments. These could include research projects, portfolios, presentations, annotated CVs, and case studies. All assignments are based on theoretical, political or personal development influences on professional practices.
To help keep you on track, our staff provide initial oral feedback on assignment preparation during tutorials and after presentations. You might also receive feedback through email or on our online learning platforms.
The modules listed below may be a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules shown as part of the course.
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The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
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