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Project Management

Module description

With a clear focus on innovation and continuous improvement, this delivery area will require the apprentice to plan, organise and manage resources to deliver required project outcomes. The apprentice will need to monitor progress, anticipate and address barriers, identify risk and their mitigation. This area will explore relevant project management tools and encourage apprentices to consider them within their own organisational context.

Full module specification

Module title:Project Management
Module code:BEM1032DA
Module level:1
Academic year:2023/4
Module lecturers:
  • Mrs Sarah Tudor - Convenor
Module credit:60
ECTS value:






Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 3:


Module aims

This module will introduce the key concepts of effective project management and contextualise these with the apprentices to enable them to consider the application of these within their own organisation. The module will enable apprentices to identify and explore a project idea and then to construct a well-defined project proposal.

The module will consider the end point assessment throughout the module delivery to ensure that apprentices are prepared for and fully aware of all end point assessment requirements.

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Apply theory on how to set up a project using relevant tools and techniques
  • 2. Discuss process management
  • 3. Critically analyse project data to support decision making
  • 4. Analyse problem solving techniques

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 5. Use project management tools in a work based project scenario
  • 6. Plan, organise and manage resources
  • 7. Monitor progress against a project plan, identifying risks and their mitigation

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 8. Delegate project tasks effectively as project lead
  • 9. Communicate goals effectively to team members and line manager
  • 10. Demonstrate ability to problem solve
  • 11. Write a project proposal

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Masterclass & workshops12Faculty led workshops & seminars
Webinars4Remote webinars
121 tutorial time including project supervision4Time with module lead and project supervisor to ask additional questions, progress project and to cement learning
Mapping workshops4Discuss portfolio and evidence
Independent study and work based practice576Project management in the workplace. Guided independent study through online learning activities. Reading, case studies, professional practice forums and time at work

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Draft proposals500 words1-11Peer feedback
Draft submission of portfolio1000 words1-11Written feedback

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
Portfolio of evidence – application of theory in the workplace503000 words1-11Written via OneFile (Academic Mentor) and ELE (Lecturer)
Project Proposal503000 words1-11Written via ELE

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Resubmission of portfolioAs previous1-11Next re-assessment period
Resubmission of Project Proposal As previous1-11Next re-assessment period

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 40%

Syllabus plan

Week 1

Masterclass Day 1 What is a project? Project management tools and techniques

Masterclass Day 2 Process management activities, managing resources and delegation

1 hour webinar for Work Place Mentor and apprentices to attend to discuss proposals

Weekly webinars to discuss:-

Risks and mitigation

Problem solving

Writing a succinct project proposal

Meeting all of the expectations – UoE, CMI, Ifate and employer

Project proposals – Q&A

CMI webinar to discuss project proposal requirements and gateway activities

Gateway activity - Project development in the workplace and readiness for EPA

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

How to research, Blaxter, Hughes and Tight, 2006

Doing your research project, Judith Bell, 1993

Module has an active ELE page?


Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

CMI - Management Direct - an online management resource portal.Management Direct allows managers at any level to learn, research and think. It offers fast, 24-hour access to the latest digital content to help overcome hundreds of managerial challenges from absence to performance to change: 5 minute, 20 minute and extended briefings; Creative tools for problem solving; Hundreds of checklists and interactive scenarios to aid self-directed learning; Self-Assessments and automatic CPD recording/reporting; Document templates and best practice guides. 



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