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Leadership in Education (Spring)



This course will broaden and develop the participant’s knowledge of contemporary international theories on educational leadership. Participants on the course will be exposed to models of best practice and analysis required to identify and personalise their own leadership skills. They will develop personal and professional capacities of educational leadership through active reflection and active discussion throughout. This course is suitable for principals and aspiring principals at both primary and post-primary level.

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  • Teresa McHale

    Teresa McHale

    The Hibernia College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team is headed up by Teresa Mc Hale, Director of CPD. A primary school teacher, specialising in teaching pupils with ASD, Teresa taught in mainstream and special education settings for over twenty five years before taking up her position at Hibernia College in 2007. Our team also consists of CPD administration, a highly-dedicated IT Support team, a team of experienced online tutors and our Learning and Design team.


The key topics of this course are:

  • The Language of Leadership
  • Learning-Centred Leadership
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Distributed Leadership
  • Changing Leadership and Sustainable Leadership


The objectives of this course are to:

  • Compare and contrast the nature, range and depth of the vocabulary used in leadership theory
  • Allow participants to reflect critically on their professional role in terms of personal leadership theories in education
  • Compare and contrast the following models of leadership
    • Learning-centred leadership
    • Ethical leadership
    • Distributed leadership
    • Changing leadership
    • Sustainable leadership
  • Allow participants to derive a personal and professional understanding of the claims and merits of each model
  • Outline and describe personal and professional assumptions involved in the validity and merit of each leadership model
  • Explain each leadership model using an established framework of analysis
  • Use this framework of analysis to encourage personal and professional reflection and discussion
  • QQI Accredited

    Hibernia College is a QQI accredited online college offering quality assured blended and online education programmes.

  • Technical Support

    A dedicated Technical Support team is available to answer all your queries, either by telephone on (098) 28382 or by e-mailing

  • Course Commencement

    Courses commence on Monday, 1 February 2021 and must be completed by Friday, 21 May 2021 at 17:00. You can study your course anytime between these dates.

  • College Faculty

    Expert tutors available to lead your learning, stimulate & guide discussion and answer your questions.

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New Course Rates

Enrol on any course for €70

2 Course Bundle

Enrol on any 2 courses for a special rate of €130.

3 Course Bundle

Enrol on any 3 courses for a special rate of €180.


Special course enrolment fee available for all graduates of the Hibernia College Teacher Education programmes.

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