Level 7 Certified in Leading Reflective Practice in Education

Level 7 is equivalent to Master's level

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of reflective practice in order to apply this to their and other’s roles in an educational context,  leading planning for personal development. 

Level 7 is equivalent to Master’s level and could transfer 20 credits and full tuition fees to Master programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand the function of reflective  practice in relation to leading the  improvement of educational provision  and practice.

1.1 Analyse how educational practitioners use  reflective practice. 

1.2 Evaluate how reflective practice influences behaviour in educational contexts.  

1.3 Explore the potential advantages and  disadvantages of using reflective practice.

1.4 Explain the importance of leading the  engagement of reflective practice to improve  own and others’ skills, practice and subject  knowledge.

2. Understand theories and approaches for reflective practice.

2.1 Examine theories of reflective practice.

2.2 Examine approaches for reflective practice.

3. Be able to develop reflective practice  skills in an educational setting.

3.1 Reflect on practice using a previously discussed model.

3.2 Apply the outcomes of reflection to practice through action planning and creating a  personal development plan.

3.3 Analyse how reflective practice can change  own perspectives, behaviours, attitudes and  approaches.

4. Understand how to lead others in  reflective practice.

4.1 Analyse the importance of supporting others’ reflection and continual professional development. 

4.2 Describe approaches used to facilitate other’s reflective practice.

  • Application of reflective practice: how and  where to seek information about current best  practice; sources of feedback on practice;  seeking a critique of skills, knowledge and  practical competence; observations; mentoring  and critical friend model; gathering and record information in order to engage in continuing  professional development (CPD), influences on  own and others’ knowledge, skills and practical  competence.
  • Theories and approaches: e.g. Kolb experiential learning;
    • Schön-reflection in action  and reflection on action;
    • Gibbs-reflective cycle; reflecting in and-on-action;
    • Plan-Do-Review; 
    • SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,  realistic, time-related) targets;
    • SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)  analysis. 
  • Reflective practice skills: use of theories and  tools of reflection; own role, responsibilities and  limitations; reflect on the effectiveness of  theories for own practice; reflect on own  practice in promoting diversity, equality and inclusion; adapt and improve practice in response to taking part in reflection. 
  • Supporting others in reflective practice: use of  observation; feedback on practice; observation  or work shadowing; practice evaluation; use of  reflective journal/individual learning plan; formal  self-appraisal review.

Indicative Reading list 

  • Barrett, R. (2013). The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit. Abingdon: Routledge. Hillier, Y. (2015). Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education. London: Continuum. 
  • Moon, J. (2000). Reflection in Learning and Professional Development. London: Kogan Page. 
  • Petty, G. (2009). Evidence Based Teaching: A Practical Approach. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes 
  • Roffey-Barentsen, J & Malthouse, R. (2009). Reflective Practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Website Links 

  • www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education (Department for Education) 
  • www.Dylanwiliam.net (Dylan Wiliam, professional development materials) 
  • www.crll.org.uk (Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning)
  • www.excellencegateway.org.uk (Excellence Gateway)  
  • www.infed.org (Informal education) 
  • www.cipd.co.uk/Images/reflective-practice (What is Reflective Practice? – CIPD) 
  • www.geoffpetty.com (Geoff Petty, on-line teaching resources) 
  • www.ofsted.gov.uk (Office for Standards in Education) 
  • www.set.et-foundation.co.uk/ (Society for Education and Training) 

Entry requirements

To enroll The Level 7 Certified, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a degree from non-global accredited universities; The learner should have followed the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy of Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U). 
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure that they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.

English requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent

After graduating from Level 7 Certified, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris.

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualifications (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer
  • Accreditation & Recognition certified from Paris-U

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use certified in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, in case if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Université Libérale de Paris’s Level 7 Certified means:

Paris-U Level 7 certification is the certified at the master level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 7 certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of UK
  • Level 10 certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 7 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 9 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 9 certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Level 7 Certified program when participating in the Master of Arts in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy  (MAEMIP) of Paris-U. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the MEAMIP program, students who have graduated Level 7 Certified will receive a discount equivalent to short courses tuition fee. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted on the basis of the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.


As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge past experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.


Short Courses Certified programs are completely approved and recognized, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will leads to only MBA degree of Paris-U, not dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U its partners. Université Libérale de Paris  reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will not accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are not accredited.
  • For Level 7 short courses programs, if an entry bachelor is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant field. Please note that a bachelor’s degree is required for the Master’s program of Paris-U so that you could study Level 7 certified but could not move to the Master’s program of Paris-U.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates need to ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is a mandatory requirement when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants without a university degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 7, and applicants without a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 8.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents. You could download the application form here.
  3. Our admission department will contact you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You wil proceed to the next steps according to the instructions and pay tuition fee.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student and enjoy your study journey.

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 7 short courses certificate & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U Degree

Université Libéral de Paris

Université Libéral de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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