Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management, followed by Master of Arts in International Education


Be A Graduate in Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & Management (PGDipELM) awarded by London Examinations Board and accredited by TQUK at Level 7, which are Ofqual Regulated. Be entitled to top-up qualification with a Master of Arts in International Education (MAIED) awarded by Horizons University, Paris, France.

This programme is specifically designed for those aspiring to or in leadership positions in educational institutions. The focus is on theoretical understandings and practical skills and offers an opportunity for in-depth examination of current thinking, theories, models, issues and practices that contribute to the transformation of educational institutions.

Graduates can pursue careers in higher education, law, international education associations, accreditation agencies, international development or human service agencies, non-governmental organizations and cultural exchange programmes.

Programme Outcomes

The PGDipELM and MAIED are designed to help you meet the challenges facing management in the global educational environment. It will develop your critical and strategic thinking and equip you with the necessary tools for solving problems.

On completion of this programme, learners should be able to:

  • Apply leadership and management principles towards being a transformative leader
  • Develop the skills of critical reflection to improve his or her professional practice
  • Motivate, coach and mentor staff to meet the needs of the changing educational environment with limited resources
  • Exhibit personal characteristics that contribute to change, innovation and the improvement of schools
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of current thinking in pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and technology

Programme Structure

Stage I (PGDipELM)

Stage II (MAIED)

Module 1 : Educational Leadership & Management.

Module 2 : Instructional Leadership & Management.

Module 3 : Strategic Leadership & School Improvement.

Module 4 : Leading Digital Education.

Module 5 : Organisational Culture and Change.

Module 6 : Research in Educational Leadership & Management.

The work-based learning project is related to your chosen specialisation. You should use a range of quantitative and qualitative methods for providing information and evaluating options. You will need to demonstrate an in-depth critical understanding of your chosen aspect of education including and your management problem solving and decision making skills and techniques.

Specialisation in:

•  Adult Literacy
•  Child Development
•  Project Management
•  Teaching and Learn

Each module carries 20 credits.
Completion period is 8 – 12 months

Completion period is 4 – 6 months.

Entry Requirements

For PGDipELM : a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and English Language Proficiency.

For MAIED : possess PGDipELM and completion of the Research Methodology workshop.


For the PGDipELM - assessments are based wholly on course work, assignments and work-based reports.

For the top-up MAIED - the final work-based project report on the specialisation has a word count of between 7,000 and 8,000 words.

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face Taught Mode or Blended Delivery Mode for collaborative learning and timely completion of programme.

You are given complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study (downloaded from Learning Portal), Face-to-Face Tutorials and Online Discussions.

About Horizons University, Paris, France

Horizons University is a non-profit institution registered with the French Ministry of Education, and has insitutional accreditation from ASIC, an accrediting body based in the UK. Horizons University is a member of EADL

About London Examinations Board, UK

London Examinations Board is a UK entity registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UK Provider Reference Number 10043715) and with the UK government’s ESFA – the Education and Skills Funding Agency. LEB promotes high quality internationally recognized programmes and qualifications globally. LEB works with universities like Horizons University and awarding institutions like Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and CERTA UK to offer programmes. TQUK and CERTA are OFQUAL recognized awarding organisations.

About Talent Keys Inc

Talent Keys is a Malaysian and Philippines registered entities. It is a leading provider in the area of consulting services, professional training & education, talent management and digital solutions for the past 10 years. Talent Keys provides education services ranging from professional to doctoral programmes. Talent Keys deploys e-learning solutions and online learning programmes to learning institutions. Recently, Talent Keys received the “Top Global Minds in Training & Development” awarded by World HRD Congress 2018 in Mumbai.

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