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Leading and Selecting a Team

Module description

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
Module code:BEM1033DA
Module level:1
Academic year:2023/4
Module lecturers:
  • Mrs Sarah Tudor - Convenor
Module credit:15
ECTS value:






Duration of module: Duration (weeks) - term 1:


Module aims

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 ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Masterclasses12Faculty led workshops & seminars
Webinars6Online action learning set facilitated by module lead
121 tutorial time1Time with module lead to ask additional questions to cement learning
Independent study and work based practice131Guided 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
Q&AInformal/In class1-10Verbal

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
Case Study1002500 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
Case StudyAs previous1-11Next reassessment 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 50%

Syllabus plan

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

Managing underperformance 

Assignment workshop

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:  

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 

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