PROJECT MANAGEMENT (APPRENTICESHIP) - 2021/2

Module code: MAN1125

Module Overview

Projects provide an efficient and effective means of delivering corporate strategy for both public and private sector organisations. Fundamental to this is robust project sponsorship and management. This module supports learners to develop, plan and manage projects successfully in a business environment. This requires an awareness of general project management principles, methodologies and tools and techniques. Within this module learners will receive a robust grounding in the theory and practice of project management.

Module provider

Surrey Business School

Module Leader

HOLLAND Anna (SBS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Teaching block 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Introduction to Project Management

• Project Management tools and techniques

• Project structure, leadership and team roles and communication

• Project scope and feasibility

• Stakeholder engagement and management

• Project risk, estimating and the Business Case

• Project reporting and monitoring expected versus actual

• Project completion, handover and review

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual e-poster (Maximum 1000 words) 50
Coursework Individual structured case study (Maximum 1000 words) 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to demonstrate all intended module learning outcomes, knowledge, skills and behaviours, and to provide maximum opportunity for applied learning.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Assessment 1 Individual e-poster to analyse the key stages of a project and evaluate risk management models and risk versus benefit. Learners are encouraged to link content to relevant theories, concepts and models and to explore creative methods to produce the e-poster to reflect the potential audience (Maximum 1000 words).

Assessment 2 A structured case study to demonstrate application of project management knowledge and skills (Maximum 1000 words)

Formative assessment Learners will work regularly in groups and as individuals, participating in classroom or online discussion forums, webinars etc, to demonstrate their understanding of the subject contents and application.

Feedback

Learners will be given formal feedback on their assessments in line with the University’s policy on assessment and feedback, and within the current three-week feedback period. Learners will receive regular, informal feedback on their contribution throughout the module.

Module aims

  • This module aims to provide learners with a clear understanding of project management tools and techniques, and why they are used to deliver both small and large-scale projects within organisations. Learners will be able to learn and apply the key aspects of project management from a business management perspective; understand the relationship between the project sponsor and project management team and critically evaluate the soft as well as the hard components necessary to manage a project successfully. This will include being able to analyse the stages of a project, identify project scope, and use resource planning and project management tools and techniques to successfully deliver and monitor projects in the workplace.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Recognise the value of project management and its methodologies in the project development process KP
002 Understand and apply project management tools and techniques CKP
003 Evaluate risk management models, and risk versus benefit KP
004 Understand the role of project and sponsorship management and its applications CP
005 Assess the importance of people management and teams to the successful delivery of a project KPT
006 Apply the principles and practice of project management KPT
007 Apply technical and commercial knowledge and skills to manage, deliver and control projects successfully P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The hours listed within the overall student workload section represent off-the-job learning.

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to incorporate a blended learning approach, centred around the key online learning design principles of – Learner-centred; Useful; Engaging; Flexible; Consistent; Supportive and Accessible.

In line with the Apprenticeship Off the Job Training guidance, the teaching and learning undertaken on this module will reflect the following categories of training:

1. Teaching of Theory – may include lectures, role play, simulation exercises, online learning, research and networking)

2. Practical Training – may include shadowing, mentoring, industry visits and participation in competitions

3. Learning support and time spent writing assignments and partaking in assessments

4. Reflective learning and self-evaluation to impart new knowledge, skills and behaviours only. Learners completing this module will undertake a combination of campus-based sessions and online directed learning activities supported through SurreyLearn. Learners, with support from their employers, will be expected to demonstrate accountability and commitment to effectively managing their agreed off-the-job training hours to complete required learning activities and assessments.

Learners should take an active part in any asynchronous activities such as forums, wikis, blogs etc., as well as synchronous activities (i.e. virtual meetings, webinars etc.) as appropriate. Participation in these activities will be essential to the successful achievement of the learning outcomes in this module.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for PROJECT MANAGEMENT (APPRENTICESHIP) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1125

Other information

Through completion of the learning and assessments for this module, it is expected that most learners will be able to produce suitable evidence for their Portfolio of Evidence to fully or partially meet specific assessment criteria for the following areas of the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard. Learners may also refer to the CMDA Assessment Plan for further information. Operational Strategy 1.1. How to develop and implement organisational strategy and plans, including approaches to resource and supply chain management, workforce development, sustainability, taking and managing risk, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance (K) Project Management 2.1. How a project moves through planning, design, development, deployment and evaluation (K) 2.2. Risk management models and reporting, risk benefit analysis and health and safety implications (K) Business Finance 3.3. Commercial context in an organisational setting and how this changes over time (K) Developing Collaborative Relationships 9.1. Approaches to stakeholder, customer and supplier management, developing engagement, facilitating cross functional working and negotiation (K) 9.2. How to shape common purpose, as well as approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution (K) Management of Self 11.2. Create personal development plan, and use widely recognised tools and techniques to ensure the management of time and pressure effectively, and prioritisation and strategic alignment of activities (S) K – Knowledge S – Skills B – Behaviours Degree apprenticeships are delivered over three teaching blocks: • Teaching Block 1 - September - December • Teaching Block 2 - January - April • Teaching Block 3 - May - August

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.