PGD in Education Management & Leadership (OTHM – L7 – UK)

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For whom is the qualification intended?
Developing learners' comprehension of policy, management theory, and practice in education is the aim of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification. It gives students a chance to interact with the difficulties that decision-makers and professionals in their own nation face. It will offer the knowledge necessary to function as an efficient manager in the field of education. In addition to developing and enhancing knowledge and skills in the areas of leading change, effective performance, and team leadership, it integrates theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of education. The roles that learners can work in within education administration and/or management are numerous.

Entry Requirements
  • An honours degree in any subject or UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience.
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience. (learners must check with PGC Education regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course.
Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and Leadership qualification consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory Units
  • Contemporary Issues in Education: Theory, Policy and Practice (20 credits)
  • The Management of Educational Change (20 credits)
  • Managing Effective Intercultural Communication and Perspectives (20 credits)
  • Pedagogy and Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Leading Reflective Practice in Education (20 credits)
  • Research Methods in Education (20 credits)
Duration and delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance, online by approved centres only.

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.
To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor.


Achieving the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Education Management and 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 with advanced standing at many universities in the UK and overseas. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

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