Lead Training Services

Award in Professional Education Administration and Management

MQF/EQF Level 5 CPD Award, 4 ECTS
Starting Date To Be Announced

This course is a specifically designed programme that helps educationists, heads of academic institutions and other education administrative professionals to learn the skill of managing learning institutions by utilising the available resources in creative ways and to realize their potential to yield the best results for an academic institution. This program provides the candidates with sufficient insights and know-how of how to be a value add member within the middle-tier administration and management team of a professional educational institution.

This continual professional development (CPD) Award is ideal for Heads and Assistant head of schools/learning institutions, teachers and other individuals who aspire to take an administration role within a school or a learning institution.

Accreditation and MQF/EQF level

The accreditation status of this programme is a ‘‘Higher Education Programme’’. A CPD Award accredited with 4 ECTS credits (MQF/EQF Level 5) by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) in Education Administration and Management will be presented to delegates who obtain a minimum pass in the relative assignment.

Target Audience

  • Heads of Schools
  • Assistant Head of schools
  • Directors of Leaning Institutions
  • Other individuals such as teachers who aspire to take an administration role within a learning institution

Entry Requirements

Minimum of Diploma level of education (MQF Level 5)

Duration & Mode of Attendance

This part-time course is made up of 12 evening live online webinar sessions which are spread over a period of 12 weeks.

Overall Course Objectives

The course aims to help students to:

  • Understand the context and nature of management within various organisational contexts and at different organisational levels
  • Appreciate the importance of strategic planning and business planning and their importance within an educational business set up
  • Understand the concepts of positive and creative thinking for effective problem solving and   decision making
  • Lead educational projects and teams of people in line with best practise leadership theory
  • Comply with applicable laws and regulations/policies governing the learning institution
  • Ensure good governance within the school/learning institute
  • Measure and compare actual performance (quantitative and qualitative) vis a vis planned learning and business objectives
  • Design and apply valid and reliable ways of integrating student learning goals with a variety of teaching and assessment methods in order to improve learning and meet established business goals
  • Create and maintain a proper risk management structure and apply effecient and effective risk management policies and procedures
  • Compile, Interpret and report basic financial information
  • Develop a basic but effective budgetary control system
  • Appraise projects from a financial stand point
  • Implement fundamental financial internal controls
  • Write and present a relevant and realistic business plan to relevant stakeholders
  • Discuss necessary curriculum changes in line with changing objectives and persuade team members to take ownership of such changes
  • Periodically report measured performance (financial and non-financial) to relevant team members
  • Speak confidently about long term vision for the organisation
  • Interact with all stakeholders and discuss issues of good governance

Course Delivery Mode – Live Webinars

This course will be delivered via live online webinars using Zoom.

The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform through which students can follow the trainer presenting live whilst also using a powerpoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.  Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.  Our student support team will assist all students with simple instructions on how to access the webinar online.  A support line will also be made available to communicate with a student support officer in case of technical difficulties encountered during the live webinar.

All webinars will also be recorded and uploaded on the student online resources portal for future reference during home study.  Trainers will also dedicate very regular Q & A times during the webinar to ensure all students can have the chance to ask questions and reach the intended learning objectives.  The email and contact details of the trainer will also be made available in case students would wish to get in touch with the trainer throughout the course period.

Short 10 minute breaks will be given during the webinar.

Maximum number of participants

Places for this course are limited to 15 delegates on first come first serve basis.

How You’ll Learn

This course will be delivered via live online webinars.  The course trainers will be visible on screen via a professional webinar platform, through which students can follow the trainer presenting live, whilst also using a PowerPoint presentation and sharing other resources as necessary.

Students will be able to interact with the trainer by sending questions or comments through the same webinar platform.

The course will also make use of:

  • Online Presentations
  • Video Lecturing;
  • Q&A via online course forum;
  • Online Q&A with Educator (Trainer).

The above are considered to be contact hours as all of the above will be under control of the instructor.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course, students will be presented with the assignment questions, where students have four or five questions and need to choose three. The total word count for the total assignment is 3,000 words. Students need to submit the assignment as per the submission date on the assignment questions document provided.

Grading: The assignment questions will be corrected and students must achieve a pass mark of at least 50 marks, in order to be given a certification.

Language of course instruction & course materials

The course materials and the live webinars are in English.

Course Dates

Modules Dates Time
Module 1: Award in Educational Management and Leadership (MQF/EQF 5, 1 ECTS) TBC 16:30-19:45
Module 2: Award in Managing School Operations and Resources (MQF/EQF 5, 1 ECTS) TBC 16:30-19:45
Module 3: Award in Governance and Risk Management in Education (MQF/EQF 5, 1 ECTS) TBC 16:30-19:45
Module 4: Award in Financial Management in Education (MQF/EQF 5, 1 ECTS) TBC 16:30-19:45

Please note that as per terms and conditions, LEAD Training Services reserves the right to alter course dates, times and venue in exceptional circumstances beyond its control.

Total Hours of Learning

This is an accredited course, which requires students to commit themselves and to be responsible for their own studies. Below is a suggested guideline of the number of hours each student should dedicate to self-studying and preparing for the final written assignment.

Total Course Contact Hours
(Live Online Webinars)
Total Course Suggested Self-Study Hours
(reading for interest & further knowledge)
Total Course Supervised Placement and Practice Hours
(Work placement supervision)
Total Course Suggested Assessment Hours
(Take home assignment)

Course Outline



  • Lead Training Services is well organised and the course I participated in was very practical and applicable to my needs. The delivery of tuition provided during the Live Online course was well carried out with a high level of quality. Not to mention that the lectures were engaging and interactive, as if being in a physical lecture room.Furthermore, I would like to mention the excellent service given by the administration and the technical team, who made online lectures possible despite the pandemic. I am glad I decided to enrol for a course with LEAD Training Services. I am very happy with the service your professional training organisation offers.
    C. Cassar
    April 2021
  • A very organised and professional course. The lectures are experts and outstanding in their delivery of the lectures. Keep it up!
    J. Brincat
    April 2021
  • Very informative, practical, straight forward and easy to follow. Lectures were full of interaction and hands on experiences. Highly recommended.
    K. Grech
    August 2020
  • This course has been extremely valuable to me. It has a comprehensive approach to management and leadership and has helped me become more rounded as a manager. The lecturers were very knowledgeable and they ensured to make each session interactive. I definitely recommend it.
    M. Formosa
    April 2019
  • It was a nice experience since it had given me the opportunity to broaden my knowledge in relation to leadership, financial and managerial skills, all essential to manage and lead a school institution.
    R. Mangion
    October 2018
  • Very friendly atmosphere. Chosen lecturers were very knowledgeable about their respective subject/s presented.
    C. Cardona
    February 2018
  • The course was very interesting and most of the lectures related directly to our workplace, so we could easily picture what the lecturer was explaining. It was also useful to have speakers from different areas. In fact we also had visits from an MUT member and from the Council for the teaching profession. The timeframe to prepare for the assignment and exam was also flexible and reasonable.
    S. Muscat,
    February 2018
  • An insightful course in management and administration focusing on the Maltese Education System. A great atmosphere with excellent guidance. Particularly useful for those considering advancing and understanding an administrative and management position.
    J. Farrugia,
    February 2018

Course Funding Options

For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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Who We Are

We are a team of specialists passionate about our work and with a common ambition to share learning experiences with people in the business community and civil society.

Under the brand name LEAD Training Services, our team has attracted an impressive pool of professional trainers from different areas of business.

This makes us the only professional training organisation in Malta that can offer cutting edge training programmes across a broad spectrum of topics. We do not believe in one-size-fits-all training programmes and in line with our belief we customise our programmes to our individual customer’s needs.

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