Postgraduate

EDU8130 : NPQH Accreditation

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 30.0

Aims

In line with national developments, initiated by UCET and the National College, this assignment leads to Level M accreditation of the NPQH qualification. The aim behind this is to increase recruitment onto our MEd programme.

Students reflect upon their school improvement work, using their National Professional Qualification for Headship as the focus. They contextualise this by making links between practice evidence, research evidence and theory in relevant fields. Students select a focus based either on their leadership of the school improvement initiative, or the nature of the initiative itself.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module is not taught, but student reflection and resulting written work is supported through face to face and email tutorials.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion1120:00120:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision31:003:00Synchronous – one-to-one sessions arranged with individual participants.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1477:00477:00N/A
Total600:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

N/A

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M100A 5000 word critical commentary upon the school improvement work completed for the school based component of NPQH
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This is a bridging assignment to accredit the NPQH award

Students are not expected to complete this assignment without tutorial support, both face to face and on-line.

Participants submit a portfolio (c.5000 words) which uses a case study of an initiative which they have led as its basis. They are encouraged to use their “planned work on school improvement” verified by the NPQH process. There are two questions to select from which relate this practice evidence to theory and research in relevant fields. The first option focuses on leadership of the initiative. The second option focuses on the nature of the initiative itself.
      Individual programme according to negotiation with module leader.

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