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Certificate in Strategic Educational Leadership




Certificate in Strategic Educational Leadership

A short, accessible Level 7 module for school business professionals who want to demonstrate their strategic educational leadership.

20 credits at Level 7

Aims of the module

This module provides a valuable opportunity for participants, either individually or as a group, to reflect critically on an area of personal or professional practice by engaging with appropriate literature and research in the negotiated field

Learning Outcomes

  1. Developed in-depth knowledge and understanding of the negotiated topic area;
  2. Engaged critically in a systematic review of the literature pertinent to the negotiated topic area;
  3. Critically evaluated and applied key concepts and theories related to the negotiated topic area;
  4. Developed critical insights into the negotiated topic area


The Certificate in Strategic School Leadership is delivered 100% online. You will not need to attend any sessions at the University of Chester. All delivery is carried out via webinars, virtual tutorials, etc.


The module lasts one academic term and runs three times a year,

The next programme is due to start in September 2022, with actual dates of the sessions to be confirmed nearer the time by the course tutor.


Individuals will complete one written assessment of 4500–5000 words, covering the four learning outcomes stated above and the agreed element of tier 4 of the ISBL Professional Standards.

“I would just like to reiterate how worthwhile the course was in terms of working on a project that two schools within the Trust could benefit from. It’s great that ISBL has devised a course at this level which recognises the achievements of School Business Managers and the level the role requires.”

-Claire Robinson, Pelham Academy Trust



ISBL Member Rate
£780 +VAT
Non Member Rate
£920 +VAT
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