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IAM Launches New Certificate in Educational Administration

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IAM Launches New Certificate in Educational Administration

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FOLLOWING a highly successful pilot programme, the IAM is delighted to announce that it has validated a new qualification developed in conjunction with Northampton University College, Hamilton House Mailings Ltd (HHM) and Oxford Open Learning (OOL).

Designed as a distance-learning programme, The IAM Certificate in Educational Administration follows on from the successful launch last year of the Institute's Syllabus 2005. This new Award has been developed to meet an identified need to train the people who support School Business Managers and Bursars - administrators, clerical staff and secretarial staff - in both primary and secondary schools. The programme, which is designed for completion in twelve months, consists of six modules, each divided into three units. It is benchmarked at Level 3 in the National Qualifications Framework. The Certificate was formally validated at the end of 2005 and is now enrolling students. On successful completion, the Institute will award candidates: The IAM Certificate in Educational Administration.

Partner Organisations

The partner organisations are working closely on different areas. Said Angela Harnett, the lAM's Education Quality and Standards Manager, "While we formally validate the Award, taking responsibility for Quality Assurance and moderating assessment, HHM develop and continuously review the content, recruit the candidates and communicate the programme details to them. HHM already carry out monthly mail shots to schools, and initial details of the Award will be included in these.

"The involvement of OOL (which is an IAM accredited provider for distance learning programmes) encompasses delivery of the programme including exciting on line tuition, tutor support, facilitation of on line discussion groups and the marking of assessments submitted electronically. …

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