Resource Management & Achieving Commercial Goals L7







15 Weeks


Part time - 15 Credit



Course leader

Judy Moore


in partnership with MDX Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowPlanning and managing human, physical and financial resources are essential elements of any leadership role.  This module will enable students to develop the skills to manage such resources, but also to understand and apply the key concepts of how effective resource management can enable an organisation to effectively meet its strategic objectives. 

This module will enable students to demonstrate their achievement in relation to the States of Guernsey Competency Framework (2017) sections:

  • Leadership: Changing and improving
  • Leadership:  Making effective decisions
  • Accountability: Achieving value for money

Healthcare Leadership Model (NHS Leadership Academy, 2013) dimensions:

  • Holding to account
  • Developing capability

Leadership Qualities Framework (Skills for Care, 2016) dimensions:

  • Managing services

This module is quality assured by Middlesex University and the student will receive a Middlesex University award on successful completion.

Course content

Module aims:
This module will enable students to develop and apply knowledge of planning, utilising and reviewing resources appropriate to leadership roles within their field of practice.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically evaluate the main influences on resource management in relation to the student’s area of practice, and how these affect the ability to meet organisational objectives.
  2. Critically discuss how resource management in the local public sector reflects that in the private sector, and the wider national and international perspective.
  3. Critically appraise the relationship between effective people resource management and effective service delivery

Skills (competencies):

  1. Identify and critically appraise the key aspects of financial budgeting utilised to manage services within the student’s area of practice
  2. Prepare and critically defend a business plan for a potential service development

The student will have the opportunity to explore the following:

  • Inter-relationship between effective resource management and the ability to meet strategic objectives
  • Identifying physical and people resource requirements
  • Managing human resources
  • Income generation within the public service sector
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting
  • Preparing a financial business case


The students will undertake 150 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks. There will be shared learning with students undertaking this module at Level 6 although there will be opportunity for tutorials and specific teaching relevant to this level.

Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practise, will be developed through a range of teaching methods and formative assessment suited to the module content.

As part of the module students will be expected to contribute to a forum discussion. This will enable students to share their learning and their contribution will be summatively assessed. They will also use the forum to undertake other formative activities such as evaluation of their service resources and during preparation of their business case and to provide peer feedback.

There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at Masters level for all students who are new to this level of study, which will also be available to continuing students, as well as access to additional optional study skills sessions, both online and workshop based.

Assessment methods
The assessment methods for this module are two tasks comprising different assessment methods. This assessment strategy is designed in accordance with the programme’s pedagogic approach for inclusive learning.
Task 1 will be submitted for summative assessment approximately half way through the module timetable.

Task 1:
Students will contribute to an online discussion forum which will enable them to critically evaluate the human, financial and physical resources that are currently utilised to enable service delivery within the student’s area of practice. This will include comparison of the restraints within this service to those within the private and public sector, and within national and international settings.
This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes K2 and S1 and will contribute to 30% of the total module mark.

Task 2:
A 2,500 word business case that will include critical evaluation of current service resources, and the recommended future resources that will enable service to meet organisational objectives.
This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes K1 and 3, and S2. It will contribute to 70% of the total module mark.

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager


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