Information and Services for School Business Managers

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On-line course in Efficiency – The Certificate in School Efficiency

The School of Educational Administration and Management, Hamilton House, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 4HH

Phone: 01536 399 007


Throughout the UK numerous IT Technicians in schools have enhanced their professional standing and helped their school enormously, by introducing efficiencies into the way IT is used within the school.

For many the way into this approach is The Certificate in School Efficiency, a distance learning course that lasts two months; it is a course taken not only by IT staff but also by management and administrators within schools.

Students are given a course manual and are asked (approximately once a fortnight) to complete an activity.

A typical activity invites students on the course to comment on inefficiencies that they see both within the school and in the wider world, within the context of information provided within the course manual. After each activity students are sent a selection of comments made by those who have taken the course previously, and are supplied with further reading to supplement the course manual. This “further reading” material is updated regularly in response to the latest information and research on school efficiency issues.

At the end of the course you write up a project based around a school efficiency that they intend to introduce. The tutor’s commentary on the project aims to help the student implement the project.

After the project has been received and the tutor’s report delivered the student will also be sent five other projects written by students who have taken the course in previous intakes, so that different approaches can be seen in detail.

The next intake on to this course starts on 12 November and there will be a subsequent intake on 3 December 2012.

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