International Postgraduate Certificate In School Management

International Postgraduate Certificate In School Management


  • Provider: CIAPS
  • Location(s): Lagos
  • Duration: 450 days
  • Fee: ₦25,000
  • Venue: CIAPS 21 Adekunle Fajuyi Crescent, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos
  • Application Deadline Listing Expired
  • Training Type parttime
  • Required Experience Masters
  • Start Date 26 January, 2018

Training/Course Overview

This International Postgraduate Certificate in School Management is a highly interactive programme aimed at people who already are or intend to lead or be part of school management teams.

It is a nine months hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme which focuses on the theoretical principles and strategies of school management as well as its practical applications. Learners will be exposed to case studies of best and bad practices and will identify, analyze, and use strategies, tools and techniques to deal with the responsibilities and challenges facing school leaders. Learners will be able to put theory into action.

Graduates from the course will leave CIAPS with a very clear understanding of school management practices and will be able to adjust when things do not go as planned. These graduates will have very clear strategies and ability to manage parents, staff and children in the schools they head.
They will be able to effectively deal with change and uncertainty. Lastly, graduates will be able to recognize good leaders and will be able to incorporate leadership skills in their school management practices.



Applicants for this course should have a first degree (Bachelors degree) or equivalent. Having a good grade will be a major advantage.

Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process, and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants may be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and or verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess not only good academic credentials but also a good mix of:

  • Imagination and creative thinking
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to learn
  • Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
  • Resilience and stability
  • Clear passion for education and respect for learners

Cost of the programme includes:

  • Tuition Fees, Learning Material, and Ancillary Facilities.
  • The cost for the programme is 6500 USD.

There is a 30,000 USD CIAPS Merit Commonwealth Scholarship fund available to twenty students (20) students. You must have applied and be accepted by 24 December 2017 to be eligible for the CIAPS  Commonwealth Scholarship.
You can also speak to your centre about paying in installments.
You can register now and pay your course fees later.

Registration fee is N25,000 Naira.

Training/Course Outline / Requirements

This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering crucial roles in education leadership. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work as:

  • Heads of departments
  • School heads
  • Examiners
  • Education consultants
  • Researchers
  • School Inspectors and Regulators
  • Senior Professional trainers

We also strongly encourage and offer support to graduates with the interest and ability to progress to become leaders in Higher Education

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