Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership

Designed to develop students' leadership and management capabilities in the education sector so they can hold managerial roles at learning institutions.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Course Overview

Are you ready to take your career in education to the next level?  

Are you passionate about shaping the future of learning institutions and positively impacting the lives of South African students? 

Then REGENT’s future-focused Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership is perfect for you. 

This one-year course is filled with real-world knowledge that you can apply to lead educational institutions effectively.  

Our programme is designed for your busy schedule, all while opening doors to new career opportunities and enhancing your earning potential. 

This innovative qualification helps students develop leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to help them become qualified educational leaders.

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  • Educational leadership and management teaches students the latest trends and challenges in educational management.

  • Equips students with critical leadership and management abilities to become skilled learning institution managers.

  • Provides students with advanced academic and professional knowledge required for leadership roles. 
  • Teaches students to apply management principles in an educational context.

  • Equips students with the skills to administer financial resources in schools and universities.

  • Teaches students the legal aspects of running educational institutions.

  • Prepares students to know the implications of information and communication technology in a learning environment.

  • Opens the door to new career opportunities with higher income potential. 

Course details

REGENT’s Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management is a one-year course that allows students to study while employed. It takes up a hybrid distance learning structure — giving students a perfect balance between academics and work.

Distance learning

This kind of learning is ideal for people who enjoy working alone. For those who desire to advance their careers but are already employed, the hybrid format makes it possible to study part-time while working. The modules for the remote learning option include case study analysis, workshops, tutorials, and self-directed reading. Online and in-person instruction is used to run the workshop sessions. This allows academics to communicate with one another — encouraging collaborative intelligence.

(Lectures take place in person in regions that have enough demand.)

Course structure and modules

This postgraduate diploma comprises six modules. Students can attempt three modules per semester.


  • Principles of Educational Management
  • Leadership in Education
  • Governance in Education
  • Using Information Technology
  • Financial Decision Making in Educational Management
  • Research in Educational Management


After completing the PGDip in Educational Management and Leadership, students will have learned the necessary skills to pursue the following careers:

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Athletic Director
  • Career Counselor
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Education Consultant
  • Financial Aid Coordinator
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Paraeducator
  • Preschool Director
  • School Principal or Dean of Students
  • Student Coordinator
  • Superintendent

Entry requirements

Admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership are as follows: 

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma or equivalent qualification. 
  • Two years of educational work experience.

All submissions need to be approved by the RBS Selection Committee.

FAQ: Educational Management and Leadership

A Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management is a qualification designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills in human resource practices. It prepares students for entry-level positions in HR and offers a pathway for further studies in human resource management.

Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management can pursue various entry-level positions such as HR Assistant, Recruitment Consultant, Payroll Administrator, and Training Coordinator. This qualification also serves as a stepping stone for further studies, enhancing career advancement opportunities in HR.

The programme covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Payroll and Benefits Administration
  • Training and Development
  • Labour Law and Compliance
  • Organizational Behavior

Admission requirements typically include:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English
  • Meeting any specific prerequisites set by the institution

Obtaining a Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management offers several benefits:

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills in HR practices
  • Increased employability in entry-level HR positions
  • Foundation for further studies in HR and related fields
  • Improved understanding of organizational dynamics and employee management

To apply for the Higher Certificate in Human Resource Management programme, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the institution’s official website.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Submit the required documents, including academic transcripts and proof of identification.
  4. Pay the application fee, if applicable.
  5. Await confirmation of your application and further instructions.
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