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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 Tai Po Campus
Programme Leader Dr Chan Tsan Ming Kenneth
Programme Enquiries Miss Cass Lai 2948 8008

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.

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.

Participants will be assessed with either assessment task:

Individual assignment of each course with about 3000 words (100%); or

Cross-courses assignment of about 5000 words (60%) and an oral presentation of the assignment (40%).

Medium of Instruction

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

Programme Duration

5 Weeks

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 10 October to 12 November 2022
2 (FULL) 14 November to 17 December 2022
3 (FULL) 13 February to 18 March 2023
4 (FULL) 22 May to 24 June 2023

Remarks: The programme is offered four times a year tentatively.

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. This programme is recognized as a management training course in effect till 31 August 2023.  Please note the Enhanced Training Requirements for Promotion mentioned in the Education Bureau Circular No. 6/2020 ‘Implementation of the Recommendations of the Task Force on Professional Development of Teachers’ for further reference.

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 and curriculum changes.

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