Aims/Description: This module will provide learners with a foundation in the professional knowledge and leadership skills needed for leadership practice in their chosen field. During this module, students will learn how to reflect on their own performance, demonstrate professional standards in relation to their behaviour and identify areas for ongoing development.

Restrictions on availability: Only available for students registered on the Senior Leader Apprenticeship programme.

Teaching Methods: Teaching will be delivered in highly participative, interactive learning sessions (25 hours), aimed at helping learners to reflect on their experiences and develop a clear understanding of the apprenticeship knowledge, skills and behaviours and evaluate their professional development. Sessions will involve a mix of traditional lecturing and workshop based approaches involving personal and group exercises and reflection from the learners¿ own work experience. Sessions will represent 25 learning hours in total, comprising 3 x 7-hour sessions and 1 x 4 hour session (LO1-LO3). Learners are also expected to undertake independent study (75 hours) to maximise their learning. Blackboard will be used to provide pre and post reading for the sessions (LO1-LO3).
Assessment: Portfolio (2000 words) consisting of: 1. Two x 750 word KSB case studies based on the Senior Leadership Apprenticeship (SLA) knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) (1500 words); and 2. A personal development plan with an accompanying reflective commentary (500 words). In alignment with the SLA requirements, supporting evidence can be provided (not included in the word count). LOs assessed: LO1, LO2, LO3.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Management School):

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