top of page

Level 7 (UK) Diploma in Education Management & Leadership


UK Level 7


1 Year


About the Course

Education Management

Education is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. While teaching or lecturing remains a key aspect of education profession, success in modern education requires each teacher or lecturer to play the role of a manager and an administrator at different levels.

Educational management refers to the administration of the education system in which a group combines human and material resources to supervise, plan, strategize, and implement structures to execute an education system.

The education system is an ecosystem of professionals in educational institutions work with students, parents, media government ministries, unions, statutory boards, agencies, and society.

At all levels of the educational ecosystem, management is required; management involves the planning, organizing, implementation, review, evaluation, and integration of an institution.


What is Level 7 Diploma in Education Management ?

This is a postgraduate level qualification designed to equip teachers, lecturers and educators with administration and management skills to enable them step in to the next level of education establishments. Awarded by OTHM and delivered by CIRP, this is internationally recognized qualification will expand your career options locally as well as internationally.

Upon completing this qualification, you are able to continue your masters and PhD level education in any part of the world.

Are there global opportunities in education management?

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

How would this course enhance your career ?

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.

Broaden your understanding of the multi-faceted field of international education by learning how educational institutions develop successful programs, and how associations, private companies and government interact in this complex environment. Most of all, you’ll learn how to lead. The course is ideal for those who wish to move into or progress in educational leadership roles.


Program Structure


Qualification Title           : Level 7 Diploma in Education Management

Qualification Level         : Master’s Degree - UK RQF Level 7

Awarding Body                : OTHM UK         

RQF Credits                    : 120 UK Credits

Duration                          : 01 Year

Schedule                         : Weekends / Weekday evenings

Delivery                           : On Campus or On Line

Intakes                            : February


Recognition and Accreditation


Module 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



Students are assessed using Course work, Assignments, Presentation and Reports based on a modular framework


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

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.

Entry Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in any academic 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.


Your Instructor

Marcus Harris

This is placeholder text. To change this content, double-click on the element and click Change Content. To manage all your collections, click on the Content Manager button in the Add panel on the left.

Marcus Harris
bottom of page