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 windowThis module will enable the student to develop their role as a consultant within their field of practice. Students will be introduced to a number of different roles, styles and models of consultation they may adopt within their own role in the workplace. Through a work-based learning approach, the student will have the opportunity to develop their consultancy skills by undertaking a small scale project for an identified client. 

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

  • Leadership: Changing and improving
  • Accountability: Achieving good commercial outcomes

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

  • Evaluating Information
  • Sharing the vision

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

  • Improving services
  • Creating the vision

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

Course content

Module aims:
The module aim is to provide you with an opportunity to explore the key theories and concepts underpinning consultancy within advanced practice and leadership roles

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically appraise the concept of consultancy and how it relates to different leadership and professional roles
  2. Critically evaluate the nature of consultancy roles, styles and models

Skills (competencies):

Develop the skills to undertake a small-scale consultancy project for an identified client and critically evaluate the processes used to complete it.


The student will have the opportunity to explore the following;

  • Concept of consultancy
  • Consultancy roles, styles and models
  • The process of completing a consultancy project for a client
  • Identifying and developing consultancy skills
  • Compiling a consultancy report.


The students will undertake 150 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one semester of 15 weeks.

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.

To undertake this module students will be expected to work closely with a client or group of clients in a field relative to their practice experience to provide a consultancy report for that client. They will agree a consultancy ‘contract’ and project plan, including choice of a recognised consultancy methodology. This contract will be formatively assessed to support students to undertake the full project.

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
Task 1:
Students will write a 3,000 word consultancy report for their client, which may comprise part of a bigger project.
This assessment will demonstrate the student’s achievement of Learning Outcomes 1 and 2 and 3, and will contribute to 100% 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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