Work Based Learning Project 2. Innovation Project
The Module is designed to enable Seniors Leaders (SL) to evaluate (Develop) element of the project lifecycle for the projects they created in the BEMM113DA module. As SL’s 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 and lays down the foundation for the End Point Assessment at the conclusion of the programme. SL’s will continue with their project developed in Work Based Project 1 (although this may change in exceptional circumstances) to provide a deeper understanding of their chosen subject area and address the selected work based issue.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Work Based Learning Project 2. Innovation Project|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 2: |
Can be in term 2 or 3, depends on Sept or Jan start.Duration (weeks) - term 3:
Can be in term 2 or 3, depends on Sept or Jan start.
The aim of the Work Based Project 2 (Innovation Project) module is to enable SL’s to conduct a self-managed work based project into a relevant area of their professional practice/workplace issue and in relation to the requirements of the CMI apprenticeship standard. 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 Work Based Project 2 module to their organisational context. Thus, allowing the SL’s to identify the value derived in its application to their organisation/workplace context. The only restrictions on the selected area/issue is that it must relate to an area within their own organisation and must address the CMI senior leader standard references. Lastly the chosen area of interest must be approved by a suitable organisational representative (i.e. project sponsor or workplace mentor).
This module is one of two project modules (part 2) required by CMI (as evidenced in the CMI SLMDA standard), the module’s learning outcomes (ILOs) are related to evidence apprentices need to demonstrate in completing the programme and required to complete the EPA successfully.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. manage conflict, partnerships, people and resources effectively, and measures outcomes (B7/B8)
- 2. oversee financial strategies/management, results and setting organisational budgets, and challenge financial assumptions underpinning strategies (D6/D7)
- 3. be accountable for decisions based on relevant information e.g. Key Performance Indicators/scorecard (D8)
- 4. enable an open and high performance working, and set goals and accountabilities for teams and individuals (F4/F5)
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 5. lead and influence people, building constructive working relationships across teams, using matrix management where required (F6/F7)
- 6. ensure workforce skills are utilised, balancing people and technical skills and encouraging continual development (F8/F9)
- 7. where needed as a Sponsor, championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries (B9)
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. demonstrate flexibility and willingness to challenge when making decisions and solving problems (H2)
- 9. advocate the use of good practice within and outside the organisation (H5)
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||21||Faculty-led workshops and seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||3||Conversation with project advisor - Online action learning set facilitated by module lead.|
|Guided Independent Study||276||Time in work|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Weekly activities including; online tests and exercises, peer discussions and tutor led webinars||Varies||1-7||Interactive and imbedded in a task|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Assessment 1 - Individual presentation on their work based project and review (link to relevant standard references)||40||Project Findings and evaluation presentation. Max 10 slides of content (excluding front sheet, references & appendices)||1, 5, 6, 9||Written|
|Assessment 2 - Detailed work based project report (link to relevant standard references). Applied element of this assignment will later be submitted in End Point Assessment Portfolio||60||4,500 words||2-4, 8||Written|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Assessment 1 - Individual presentation (40%)||Individual presentation (40%) (Max 10 slides)||1, 5, 6, 9||August Reassessment Period|
|Assessment 2 - Report (60%)||Report (60%) (4,500 words)||2-4, 8||August Reassessment Period|
Defer – as first time
Refer – capped at 50%
Week 5 – Master class Project evaluation and EPA prep focused
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
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.
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
CMI link - Management Direct
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