This is one of the SEDA-PDF named awards available through SEDA’s Professional Development Framework. It is of particular relevance to colleagues who are in, or aspire to be in, a programme or course leadership position, often undertaken without any associated line management responsibility.
Successful graduates of programmes accredited against this award are entitled to refer to themselves as a SEDA Recognised Programme Lead/er*.
*Lead or Leader can be used as suitable to your personal/local context as a personal choice.
This award recognises the importance of Programme Leaders (also known as directors of study and other titles), who have a pivotal role within Higher Education provision. Programme leaders are expected to lead teams in effective curriculum design and development; to interpret and navigate fast changing disciplinary, institutional, regional, national and global contexts; to influence colleagues, support staff and managers; to understand and effectively implement quality enhancement frameworks; and to ensure an excellent student learning experience. All this often comes without clearly defined responsibilities, without the official authority of a line management role and as a first step into HE leadership.
In this period of unprecedented change in higher education, Programme Leaders are faced with a range of new situations which will require complex decision making and inspirational leadership. This award has been designed to meet these challenges. Its central purpose is to stimulate and develop participants’ leadership knowledge, skills, understanding and application in order to help them lead their programme teams to produce an outstanding student learning experience. Attention will be given to the role of the Programme Leader in relation to curriculum design, learning and teaching, quality enhancement and subject mastery. This will enable participants to reflect critically on, and develop further, a creative capacity to work with colleagues and to further enhance programmes and courses in a HE setting.
All SEDA activities are underpinned by the SEDA values:
Award recipients will be able to:
Additionally award recipients will be able to: