Level 7 (UK) Diploma in Education Management & Leadership


Level 7


6 / 12 months


About the Course

About the Course

This is a master's level qualification ideal for professional seeking opportunities is leadership, management and administration in education sector. Awarded by OTHM UK, this is recognized by OfQual UK and WES Canada.

Managing schools and leading higher educational organizations is becoming increasingly complex and to become successful you need to develop essential leadership and management skill set. You must gain skills and knowledge that drives growth and enhances your professional practice to help you make a positive difference within the classroom or an education organization.

In this program you'll engage in critical discussion and explore theories and issues underpinning effective leadership in a variety of educational contexts. You will also consider social, political, cultural and policy factors that may influence your leadership role.

If you’re an international educator aspiring to become a high-impact organization leader at educational institutions, associations, government or private international education companies, this program can help you achieve your goals.

Program Structure

Duration 1 Year

Total Credit Value 120 Credits

Total Qualification Time (TQT) 1200 Hours

Guided Leaning Hours (GLH) 600 Hours

Overall Grading Type Pass / Fail

Assessment Methods Coursework

Language of Assessment English

Class Days Group A Saturday 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Group B Sunday 2.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.


Modules Structure

1. Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice 20 Credits

2. The Management of Educational Change 20 Credits

3. Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives 20 Credits

4. Pedagogy and Practice in Education 20 Credits

5. Leading Reflective Practice in Education 20 Credits

6. Research Methods in Education 20 Credits

Entry Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in any field

Or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent qualification

Learner must be 21 years old or older at the beginning of the course

English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency.


Career & Academic Progression

Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management & Leadership qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study.

As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up programmes at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing.

Some recommended options:

MSc in Education Management & Leadership(top-up) awarded by University of Chichester UK

MA Professional Studies (top-up) final stage at University of Portsmouth (Learning at Work)

For Options in other Universities in UK and other countries please talk to one of our admissions officers.


In today’s context education is growing both as a noble service and an industry, wh

ether it is primary, secondary or tertiary education. As one of the fastest growing and ever changing fields there are more and more opportunities opening worldwide for the correct candidates.

Expansion of school and university systems have increased openings where individuals who start as teachers and lecturers could climb the ladder by joining the management and academic administration.

There are ample opportunities for you to progress in your career from a head t

eacher to a sectional head and a principal in school setting or from a module coordinator to a program lead and a head of department in university setting.

These opportunities are available both locally and internationally and specially in global education hubs such as UK, Australia, US, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore.


Career Options

Higher Education

Senior Lecturer Head of the Department Program Leader

Module Coordinator Program Manager Registrar

Academic Administrator Student Services Head Center Manager

Secondary & Primary Education

School Director Principle Grade Head

Subject Lead School Manager Pre-school Director

Success Story

Ishani Kariyawasam

"This program helped me achieve my career goals where I was able to become a principle of a leading college in Dubai. I am following my PhD at the moment and I plan to migrate to Canada with my family soon."

Ishani Kariyawasam

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