MNM1INC - Innovation and Change

MNM1INC-Innovation and Change

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 15 [7.5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2023/4

Module Convenor: Dr Aminu Bature

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module forms part of the PGDip Business Administration (Senior Leader Apprenticeship) programme and, as such, sets out to provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by senior leaders in today’s world, in relation to Innovation and Change. The module builds on the foundational knowledge covered in previous modules to recognise how leadership supports the development of future ways of working. The module covers a range of areas relating to innovation and change, and is designed to meet the learning outcomes of Apprenticeship Standard B: Innovation and Change as well. 

The module evaluates how innovation and disruptive technologies can impact organisations and understanding the drivers of change and new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people and culture, and sustainability.


The key objectives of this module are to give learners both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding across innovation and change.

Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, it is expected that programme members will be able to demonstrate their ability to:

B1. Know and understand innovation.

B2. Know and understand the impact of disruptive technologies (mechanisms that challenge traditional business methods and practices).

B3. Know and understand drivers of change and new ways of working across infrastructure, processes, people and culture, and sustainability.

B4. Know and understand systems thinking, knowledge/data management, research methodologies and programme management.

In addition, programme members will be supported to develop skills to:

B5. Be able to initiate and lead change in their area of responsibility.

B6. Be able to create an environment for innovation and creativity, establishing the value of ideas and change initiatives and drive continuous improvement.

B9. Be able to act as needed as a Sponsor/Ambassador,championing projects and transformation of services across organisational boundaries.

Additional outcomes:


By the end of the module, it is expected that programme members may begin to demonstrate their ability to:

A11. Be able to undertake research and critically analyse and integrate complex information. 



By the end of the module, having applied learning in the workplace, the learner may begin to develop the following behaviours:

B1: Work collaboratively enabling empowerment  and delegation. 

B2: Take personal accountability aligned to clear values.

B3: Curious and innovative – exploring areas of ambiguity and complexity and finding creative solutions

B4: Value difference and champion diversity.

B5: Seek continuous professional development opportunities for self and wider team.

Outline content:

The key topics covered address the aim of enabling programme members to develop an appreciation and understanding of:

  • Innovation in organisations

  • Drivers of change

  • Mechanisms for delivering change

  • Impact of disruptive technologies

  • Leading change

  • Systems thinking

  • Programme management

  • Research methods

Global context:

The module is taught with reference to the global context of the learners’ organisations and their experiences.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Teaching and learning takes place through a blended learning approach. The teaching and learning methods comprise a combination of self-study via a range of online materials on the Canvas learning platform, face-to-face workshops with Academic Faculty and a Learning Coach, and facilitation of learning by a Learning Coach (face-to-face and online).  Programme members take an Action Learning approach, and each person forms part of an Action Learning set of approximately 6 - 8 learners thro ughout the module.

Study materials on Canvas include content on-screen, videos, PowerPoint presentations, journal articles, book chapters, practice applications and reflection points

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 3
Practicals classes and workshops 7
Work-based learning 64
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 8
    Wider reading (directed) 40
    Peer assisted learning 2
    Advance preparation for classes 2
    Essay preparation 20
    Reflection 4
Total hours by term 150 0 0
Total hours for module 150

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:


Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One 5,000 word individual assignment to be submitted as per the submission schedule for the cohort.  

Formative assessment methods:

Facilitated learning activities are undertaken to support formative evaluation of the learning. These activities are not assessed for the purposes of the final module evaluation.

This formative assessment takes the form of feedback on progress given to students at the Action Learning workshops or during other interactions with the Learning Coach as well as formative assessment of the individual assignment.

Formative assessment requirements for a decision of ‘Proceed’:

Evaluation of the work-based project leads to a decision of ‘Proceed’ or ‘Revise’.  In order to gain a ‘Proceed’ the learner must satisfactorily meet 50% of the learning outcomes for the module (listed above).  Any learning outcomes not achieved will be highlighted for the learner, so that it is clear that these learning outcomes should be addressed prior to reaching Gateway for the End Point Assessment (EPA).  Learners may revise their project as many times as necessary, as they progress through the programme.  However, only one resubmission will be evaluated and feedback provided by the Learning Coach (see reassessment arrangements, below).  

Formative reassessment arrangements:

The revised work-based project should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 6 weeks after notification of the ‘revise’ decision.  This resubmission will be evaluated by the Learning Coach, feedback will be provided and an indication of whether the revised project has met the ‘Proceed’ criteria.  No further resubmissions will be evaluated by the Learning Coach.  The student will need to address any remaining gaps regarding achievement of learning outcomes prior to reaching Gateway for the L7 SLA End Point Assessment.  Students should discuss this with their Apprenticeship Tutor at their planned review meetings.

Penalties for late submission:

These are in accordance with the mode of study arrangements laid out in the programme specifications.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

50% minimum

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment by 100% assignment, capped at 50%.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Student incurred expenses when attending workshops (if any workshops take place at Greenlands.)

Last updated: 30 March 2023


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