International Postgraduate Certificate in School Management

Postgraduate Programmes

International Professional Certificate in School Management

Learn the strategies, tools and techniques to effectively manage schools.
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Cost: 
  • Course Start Date: January 29th, 2022
  • Learning Mode: Physical or Online
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Excellent school managers have very clear strategies and ability to manage parents, staff and children in the schools they head.

They also effectively deal with change and uncertainty.

Course Overview

This International Postgraduate Certificate in School Management is a highly interactive, 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, analyse, 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. They will be able to recognise good leaders and will be able to incorporate leadership skills in their school management practices.

Who is this course for?

  • New graduates interested in school management as a career.
  • Experienced professionals already in the field and seeking to improve their skills 
  • Candidates with plans and ambitions to manage and lead school management teams.
Registration fee


Course fees


Flexible Payment Method

30% Down Payment

*Spread the balance over the duration of the course

How will you be assessed?

It is a nine months hands-on, innovative and dynamic programme. Participants in this course will be required to take part in teaching and or management practice in schools and learning in our Centre. CIAPS classes will take place twice a month as set out in the timetable.

There are two options of learning:

  • Classroom at the Centre or
  • Distance Learning and Online

In both cases, final assessments will be taken at the Lagos Centre and be marked in England. Distance Learning and Online Students will be given the opportunity to submit their projects online.

The CIAPS Advantage

Learn from the best

Our faculty are top international experts in their field.

Flexible study times

You can choose to have your classes on weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Develop practical skills

During the programme, you will experience different areas of school management roles and projects.

Career support

We have a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist you with career guidance, CV preparations and registrations with international professional bodies.

Enabling learning environment and friendly staff

Learn and grow in a comfortable learning environment with great welfare services.

Earn an international certificate

CIAPS is an internationally recognised professional graduate school. Earning our certificate makes you competitive locally and globally.

Applicants for this course should have a first degree or equivalent (Bachelors, HND). Having a good grade is 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 will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interviews. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess 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
  • Integrity and respect for others

*Applicants are highly advised to have access to a laptop or equivalent

Through PPP sessions, students develop projects as part of their learnings hence developing workplace skills.

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

A fundamental part of learning at CIAPS relates to the exposure of learners to best practices. We strongly encourage our students to participate in international programmes which will enable them to gain a global perspective. This course is led by a USA based project management expert and will incorporate a worldview of project management through the use of case studies, journal articles, and project briefs.

What our students have to say

My personal experience at CIAPS has been an amazing one; I would love to relive it again and again. During my training programme that lasted for a few months, I acquired relevant knowledge, skills and attitude covering a number of competency areas including tutoring, organizing, communication and management.

The learning environment is an enabling and serene one that provides a multimedia platform for assimilating information. I also received a lot of career guidance which has enabled me run a training outfit for schools and colleges. Today, I am a better writer and speaker, thanks to CIAPS.

Samuel Ebie

Samuel Ebie

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