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Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Educational Leadership

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Hamilton Campus

Summary

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Why study a PGDip?

Postgraduate diplomas generally comprise of a one-year full-time or extended part-time programme of graduate papers.

They build on attainment in a prior degree and demonstrated practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Why study Educational Leadership?

Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership and the leadership of others in education. Build enhanced understandings, and discover authentic leadership practices, to improve educational outcomes in your school, organisation or community setting. Whether you are an aspiring leader looking to step into a leadership role, have a puzzle of practice that you want to explore, or you are an experienced leader seeking to advance your current skills and knowledge, we have papers to cater for your needs and engaging staff who can support you in this endeavour. The leadership papers are challenging, innovative and enlightening. They incorporate global best-practice and emerging trends and develop the knowledge, skills and mindsets required for high performance leadership in educational settings. As a graduate of this programme you will enhance your leadership capabilities and knowledge, building a firm foundation for your leadership practice, growing the skills and dispositions to lead in and beyond your organisation.

Entry criteria

PGDip candidates must have qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or an equivalent qualification, and have completed study at an advanced level in the subject they wish to take.

Otherwise, candidates may demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience and ability, and have satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being taken for the Postgraduate Diploma.

English Language Requirements

  • an Academic IELTS Overall score of at least 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band), or
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 90 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 56 with no band less than 46, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) C1 Expert with an overall high pass and no less than a pass in each skill, or
  • a Language Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 38-50 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) III with a pass in all four components, or
  • a B2 First (formally known as Cambridge English: First (FCE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 176 and no bands below 169, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 59.

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