Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM884DA: Work Based Project

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

Module six will help apprentices put into practice the skills (S4, S5, S6, S8, S9, S10, S11) and knowledge (K3, K4, K5) gained through modules 4 and 5, in addition to those gained from modules 1-3. Critically, it will offer apprentices a final opportunity to evidence core behavioural change (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9) towards the IATE Systems Thinking Practitioner standard. Evidence of the development trajectories towards the standard will be captured in apprentices e-portfolio.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Evidence a sound working knowledge of soft systems methodology or the VSM
2. Evidence a sound working knowledge of the Soft Systems and Critical Systems Heuristics methods.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate abilities for applying systems thinking in practice and in cross-organisational settings
4. Evidence the application of systems theory at appropriate settings, scales, and temporalities within their home, and within others home organisations
5. Assess the value and import of soft systems approaches in addressing extant organisational challenges and in so doing develop leadership skills and behaviours
Personal and Key Skills6. Evaluate personal learning trajectories through reflective practice
7. Evidence cross disciplinary/organisational complex governance problem solving.