Leading and Selecting a Team
The ability to lead individuals and teams to success is arguably the most important skill a manager can possess. This delivery area focuses on the essential management and leadership skills required to fulfil this challenging but rewarding role. There will be a focus on the theoretical and practical approaches to developing, leading, and managing teams (remote or multidisciplinary), including the role of recruitment, selection and talent development which supports this. On successful completion the apprentice will not only know the principles of managing individuals and teams, but they will understand approaches for supporting wellbeing, treating others with respect, motivating and inspiring teams and individuals to exceed expectations.
Full module specification
|Module title:||Leading and Selecting a Team|
|Duration of module:||
Duration (weeks) - term 1: |
To introduce the underpinning theories and concepts of effective leadership and management.
To consider the implications and impact of the Equality Act 2010 on achieving inclusive leadership.
To introduce strategies for effective leadership, including coaching and mentoring, managing performance
To consider how to recruit effective and how to manage performance/ underperformance.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. Analyse different leadership styles, considering how to lead multiple and remote teams and manage team leaders. K4.1, K4.2
- 2. Motivate individuals and teams to improve performance, K4.3
- 3. Manage multiple teams, and develop high performing teams. K5.1, K5.2
- 4. Appraise performance management techniques, talent management models and discuss how to recruit and develop people K5.3, K5.4, K5.5, K5.6
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 5. Discuss organisational cultures and diversity and their impact on leading and managing change. K4.5
- 6. Support people using coaching and mentoring approaches. K4.4
- 7. Develop, build and motivate teams by identifying their strengths and enabling development within the workplace
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 8. Demonstrate ability to delegate effectively. K4.6
- 9. Demonstrate ability to communicate goals effectively to team members
- 10. Appreciate and appraise wellbeing tools and strategies
- 11. Appreciate what good portfolio evidence looks like and how to build own portfolio
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|
|Masterclasses||12||Faculty led workshops & seminars|
|Webinars||6||Online action learning set facilitated by module lead|
|121 tutorial time||1||Time with module lead to ask additional questions to cement learning|
|Independent study and work based practice||131||Guided independent study through online learning activities. Reading, case studies, professional practice forums and time at work|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
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|
|Case Study||100||2500 words||1-11||Written via ELE|
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|
|Case Study||As previous||1-11||Next reassessment period|
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%
Masterclass Day 1 Leadership Styles, Motivation, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Masterclass Day 2 Managing multiple teams and delegation, recruitment and selection
Weekly webinars to discuss and dissect:-
Organisational Culture - inc organisational specific principles
Coaching and Mentoring
Consolidation and ELE activities
1-1 with module lead to discuss content and presentation submission.
Module has an active ELE page?
Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources
Equality and Human Rights Commission guidance regarding the Equality Act:
Information and tools regarding Belbin’s team roles: https://www.belbin.com/about/belbin-team-roles
Taylor, S. (2014) Resourcing and Talent Management.
Stout-Rostron, S. (2014) Business coaching international : transforming individuals and organizations.
Indicative learning resources - Other resources
Rose, M. (2014) Reward Management, Kogan Page
Berger, D.R. and L.A. (Eds.) (2010) The Talent Management Handbook, McGraw Hill
Flaherty, J. (2011) Coaching : evoking excellence in others, Routledge
Last revision date