Agnus Dei Senior Leadership Qualification (ADSLQ)

This qualification provides an accredited professional development programme (through the CPD Certification Service) to existing leaders in a senior role or those aspiring to be. The course comprises of seven modules covering areas such as leadership in the Catholic context, teaching and learning, resource management, partnerships and increasing capability. A blended learning approach of face-to face taught components and distance learning materials is used to support candidates learning.The course will run from May 2018 – Summer 2019 and will involve a mixture of taught modules, pre reading and online learning.

Each delegate will be required to lead an improvement project across their school, lasting at least 2 terms, to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment (Part A) and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching (Part B), ensuring that it identifies supports the Catholic values of the school.  


Module No of hours Date
Launch & Catholic Leadership 0.5 days 6 June 2018
Strategy and Improvement 0.5 days 26 September 2018
Teaching and Curriculum 0.5 days 26 September 2018
Leading with Impact 0.5 days 27 November 2018
Working in Partnership 0.5 days 27 November 2018
Managing Resources and Risks 0.5 days 4 February 2019
Increasing Capability 0.5 days 4 February 2019


The taught element of the course will take place over 4 days and the project will be submitted in Summer 2019.  Each day’s taught session will require at least 3 hours pre reading and will have guided learning to accompany it.  

The course is ideal for anyone who is looking to move into senior leadership, or anyone who is new to this position.  Alongside gaining practical, hands on advice and coaching delegates will become versed in the Gospel Values and how they underpin everything that we do as Catholic Educators.  In order to become accredited all modules and the project must be completed.

Application forms are available from:

Closing date for all applications: Friday 4 May 2018

COST OF COURSE: £250 to alliance members, £400 to non alliance members

Application Form below

ADSLQ Application form