IHWO Diploma in Academic Management

This flexible, online training programme is ideal for busy managers working in an academic context who would like to build their own study programme.

Who is it for?

The IHWO Diploma in Academic Management is for you if:

  • You are a manager working in an academic context
  • You want to discuss issues and solutions with other managers and with a course tutor, networking within a global community
  • You want a programme that gives you a range of practical ideas as well as a theoretical grounding in the topics
  • You want to explore some of the more strategic issues related to academic management

Content

To be awarded the IHWO Diploma in Academic Management you must successfully complete 5 of the 7 IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context.

Structure

Each of the IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context last 6 weeks and they are all run twice a year, so you can take them at a time that is convenient for you. You should expect to spend between 5 -7 hours per week on a course.

The courses are supervised actively by an experienced online tutor. You are required to work through a module each week with your fellow course participants, and complete all tasks within the relevant week.

Dates

Here are the start dates each of the IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context. You can also find these dates on the individual course pages.

If you want to apply to take the whole Diploma course upfront then you need to select the dates for the 5 courses you will take and include these on your application form.

Teams and Communication
2nd Nov to 14th Dec 2019 final submission 4/01/2020
16th May to 27th June 2020

Managing Customer Service
2nd Nov to 14th Dec 2019 final submission 4/01/2020
16th May to 27th June 2020

Observation and Giving Feedback
18th Jan to 29th Feb 2020
11th July to 22nd August 2020

Business Management
18th Jan to 29th Feb 2020
11th July to 22nd Aug 2020

Performance Management
14th March to 2nd May 2020
31st Oct to 12th Dec 2020

Managing Change
16th May to 27th June 2020
5th Sept to 17th Oct 2020

Young Learner Centre Management
25th April to 6th June 2020
31st Oct to 12th Dec 2020

Assessment

Each short course is assessed individually. Your tutor marks your tasks as the course progresses and there is the opportunity to resubmit if necessary. Participants are expected to submit a minimum of 70% of the tasks on a course. At the end of the course, there is a final assignment which pushes you to reflect on what you have learnt. The assignment, along with your completed tasks, makes up the portfolio that is submitted electronically to the IHWO Assessment Unit. Portfolios are submitted two weeks after course completion.

On successful completion of each 6 week course, you will receive a certificate from IHWO Assessment Unit.

When you have completed the required total of 5 courses you will be awarded with an IHWO Diploma in Academic Management certificate.

How do you apply?

Fill in the online application form, this will be sent directly to the Academic Head of Training and Development and they will contact you if they have any questions about your application. Once your application is approved, we will be in touch to let you know how to pay.

If you are applying for the Diploma, you need to enter the dates of the 5 IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context that you want to complete on the form.

Fees

If you want to apply for a complete Diploma, 5 x 6 week courses, then you will pay a specially discounted fee of £1,860 for the 5 courses. This fee is not refundable if you don’t complete all 5 courses.

Alternatively, you can pay for each 6 week course separately. After you have taken the first course you will receive a 10% discount on the remaining 4 courses, providing you complete all 5 courses within 12 months.

The fees per course for the individual IH Specialist short courses for Managers in an Academic Context are:

IH Staff: £360
Non IH Staff: £420

The course fees stated here are inclusive of 20% VAT. The 20% VAT will not be charged if the fee is paid by a registered business outside the UK.

Course fees must be paid in full prior to the start date.