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Workplace Project: Creating Impact

Module titleWorkplace Project: Creating Impact
Module codeBEMM136DA
Academic year2023/4
Module staff

Mr Jamie Stewart (Convenor)

Number students taking module (anticipated)


Module description

The Module is designed to enable you as a Senior Leader (SL) to evaluate (Develop) elements of the project lifecycle for the projects  you put forward in the Strategic Business Proposal module As you are responsible for developing and implementing strategic or organisation wide projects that contribute towards operational and strategic direction, this  capstone module promotes consolidation of learning across the programme and offers a conclusion of the programme. You will deliver your project proposed in the Strategic Business Report module (although this may change in exceptional circumstances) to provide a deeper understanding of your chosen subject area and address the selected work based issue.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of the Workplace Project: Creating Impact module is to enable you as an SL to conduct a self-managed work based project into a relevant area of your professional practice/workplace issue. This module provides the opportunity to apply the learning gained from the other taught management modules and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired from the Strategic Business Report, thus allowing you to identify the value derived in its application to your organisation/workplace context.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Manage conflict, partnerships, people and resources effectively, and measures outcomes
  • 2. Oversee financial strategies/management, results and setting organisational budgets, and challenge financial assumptions underpinning strategies
  • 3. Be accountable for decisions based on relevant information
  • 4. Enable an open and high performance working, and set goals and accountabilities for teams and individuals

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. Lead and influence people, building constructive working relationships across teams, using matrix management where required
  • 6. Ensure workforce skills are utilised, balancing people and technical skills and encouraging continual development
  • 7. Act where needed as a Sponsor, championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 8. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to challenge when making decisions and solving problems
  • 9. Advocate the use of good practice within and outside the organisation

Syllabus plan

Whilst the module’s precise content will vary from year to year, and project to project, an example of an overall structure is as follows:

  • Masterclasses on understanding the expectations of the EPAO and what the EPA requirements are how to structure a project report, presenting with confidence and meeting the expectations of your intended audience
  • Students will work under supervision to undertake workplace project following the strategic business proposal completed earlier in the programme.
  • the following components:
  • Select a topic area that is relevant and important their role and workplace
  • Write up the project in a manner appropriate to the intended audience, ensuring that the findings/discussions meet the needs of your workplace
  • Presentation of research project: oral presentation with supporting report.

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities214 ‘Masterclass’ days
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities3Webinars
Guided Independent Study276Use of online learning materials. Completion of assessments required to monitor progress. Consultation with academic staff.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Peer project presentation for feedback.Max 10 slides1, 5, 6, 9Verbal

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assessment 1 - Individual presentation on your work based project and review (link to relevant standard references)40Project Findings and evaluation presentation. Max 10 slides of content (excluding front sheet, references & appendices)1, 5, 6, 9Written
Assessment 2 - Detailed work based project report604,500 words2-4, 8Written

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Assessment 1 - Individual presentation on their work based project and review (link to relevant standard references) In all cases the same as the original (40%)1, 5, 6, 9Programme schedule dependent
Assessment 2 - Detailed work based project reportIn all cases the same as the original (60%)2-4, 8Programme schedule dependent

Re-assessment notes

All passed components of the module will be rolled forward and will not be reassessed in the event of module failure.
Defer – as first time
Refer – capped at 50%

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Suggested reading:
Key texts
Maylor H., (2010). Project Management (4th Ed). Pearson Education Limited (e-resource in the University Library)
Costley, C., Elliott, G. C., & Gibbs, P. (2010). Doing work based research: Approaches to enquiry for insider-researchers. Sage.
Thomas, G. (2009). How to do your research project: A guide for students. Sage.
Easterby-Smith, M., Thorpe, R., & Jackson, P. R. (2012). Management research. Sage.
Gill, J., & Johnson, P. (2010). Research methods for managers. Sage.
Whitehead, J., & McNiff, J. (2006). Action research: Living theory. Sage.
Saunders, M., Lewis, P. & Thonrhill, A. (2009). Doing Research in Business & Management: An Essential Guide to Planning Your Project.

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

CMI link - Management Direct

Key words search

Workplace Project, Senior Leader Apprenticeship Applied Strategic Leadership and Management

Credit value30
Module ECTS


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