Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Leadership & Management in Education (Level 7, SPA LIT Certificate)

Due to a phenomenal demand this programme is full for September 2020, January 2021 and September 2021! Please send an email to to be added to the interest list for January 2022 which is also a waiting list for September 2021 in the event of a cancellation.


The programme is intended to support education staff currently holding, or who intend to take up, leadership and management positions in schools and centres of education. The aim of the programme is to provide for the development of knowledge, understanding, and skills required for effective leadership and management in schools and centres of education.


Programme content will include a balanced contribution from a practical and theoretical perspective including:

  • Personality type profiling— a Myers Briggs Model
  • Educational Leadership
  • Values and how they impact on action
  • Educational Planning (in the context of School Development Planning)
  • The changing educational context
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Education administration and leadership

Entry Requirements

Post Primary and Primary educational staff who aspire to leadership positions.


The assessment process requires participants to present a ‘Reflective Journal/Portfolio’.

The purpose of this Journal is:

  • To help each participant document and reflect on key learning moments throughout the programme.
  • To encourage and harness a continuous reflective capacity that enables participants to witness, explore, ponder on, synthesise, evaluate and analyse, the key learning elements that are significant.
  • To encourage participants to apply some of the learning and knowledge from the programme to a specific task or role in their respective school or work environment.


All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance in Leadership and Management in Education from LIT. For those participants who wish to achieve an accredited Level 7 Special Purpose Award (10 credits) in Leadership and Management in Education, the assessment process outlined above must be completed.



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