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BWP067 - Certificate in PDP for Middle Leaders in Schools
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Certificate in PDP for Middle Leaders in Schools
Programme Code BWP067
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tseung Kwan O Study Centre
Programme Leader Dr Chan Tsan Ming Kenneth
Programme Enquiries Miss Annie Wu 2948 7610

Programme Aims

Being a middle manager in a school is by no means an easy job. One has to take charge of both teaching duty as well as to shoulder administrative duty. Needless to say, as a middle leader, one has to also assume a leading role in different functional groups in school. It has proven to be a difficult job. This programme aims to help participants to:

  • understand the practical role and function of a middle leader in school;
  • acquire or enhance the major skills and employ specific strategies in dealing with day to day duty as a middle leader;
  • understand the trend of decentralising resource management and the school finance context in Hong Kong;
  • articulate the global trend and perspectives of human resources management and recent financial resources management for school improvement;
  • understand proper procedures in issues of human resources administration in schools; and
  • understand the difficulty of human resources management and ways to deal with it.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:

Middle Leader in Action

This course aims at developing participants’ understanding and acquiring the practical strategies and the skills necessary to enhance their day to day duties, including continuous professional development and teacher standard, legal aspect of education, crises management and intervention, knowledge management and transfer, complaint management and conflict resolution, team role and team building etc.

Management of Human and Financial Resources

The course examines theories and issues of effective school management and explores ways in which school middle management can secure and sustain school improvement. Participants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of human and financial resources management and how school middle managers can effectively perform their roles and duties.

School Improvement and Accountability

In this course, the essential elements of SDA framework will be discussed and then follow on exploring the development of individual function group’s plan with an ultimate aim to contribute and ensure its sustainable development of the whole school under the present emerging SDA framework.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 13 November to 16 December 2023
2 26 February to 30 March 2024
15 April to 18 May 2024

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service primary, secondary or special school teachers holding middle leading positions or teachers with potential to be promoted to the middle leader ranks; and
  • recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Each school can recommend more than one teacher.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Other Information

This Government-funded programme is supported by the Education Bureau (EDB). Schools which release teachers to take this programme are eligible for supply teachers, if deemed necessary. Government and aided schools shall contact the EDB for detailed arrangements. Private and DSS schools shall make their own arrangements for the employment of supply teachers.

Participants who complete our PDPs are eligible to apply for credit transfer if they enroll in our postgraduate programmes. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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