WORKPLACE PROJECT (APPRENTICESHIP) - 2021/2

Module code: MAN1127

Module Overview

This module gives learners the opportunity to apply recently acquired project management knowledge, tools and techniques to a workplace project. Learners will work with their manager/employer to identify a suitable project in size and scope appropriate to the learner’s managerial role and responsibilities in the organisation, and any other constraints including duration and cost.

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 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

N/A

Module content

Indicative content includes:

• Project management

• Identification of project scope

• Stakeholder management techniques

• Risk management

• Project report writing

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Individual Project Report (Maximum 2500 words) 100

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

Learners will undertake an individual workplace project, the subject of which is to be agreed with their manager/employer. Learners will produce a formal written project report to demonstrate the application of project management principles, tools and techniques in the workplace (maximum 2500 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

  • Though conducting a workplace project and producing a written project this module will enable learners to demonstrate the application of knowledge, skills and behaviours across all stages of a project including planning, design, deployment and evaluation

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Identify and scope a suitable project based on role, responsibilities and other organisational constraints PT
002 Agree project objectives and deliverables CKP
003 Understand and implement key stages of a business project, and apply project management tools and techniques CKPT
004 Demonstrate application of risk management models CP
005 Implement effective stakeholder management techniques PT
006 Producing written project reports T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 7

Independent Study Hours: 43

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 WORKPLACE PROJECT (APPRENTICESHIP) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man1127

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) 1.5. Produce reports that clearly present information and data, using a range of interpretation and analytical processes (S) Project Management 2.3. Plan, organise and manage resources in order to achieve organisational goals (S) 2.4. Identify key outcomes, develop and implement plans and monitor progress, and provide reports as required (S) 2.5. Proactively identify risk and create plans for their mitigation (S) 2.7. Use widely recognised project management tools (S) Communication 6.4. Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly using oral, written and digital channels and platforms (S) Leading People 7.3. Articulate organisational purpose and values (S) 7.4. Support the creation of an inclusive, high performance work culture (S) Developing Collaborative Relationships 9.4. Contribute within a team environment (S) 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.