Module title: Entrepreneurial Consultancy Project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ENT09103
Module leader: Chris Cramphorn
School The Business School
Subject area group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation


2020/1, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Chris Cramphorn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching methods including their alignment to LO's - The practical nature of the module enables students to apply their knowledge and skills in a real small business environment. It also enables them to understand and to reflect on project management where they do not have control of all the resources and tests their ability to flex their plans to achieve their objectives. The learning and teaching methods/materials take this into consideration and include: --module aims and learning outcomes, clear and early communication of assessment strategies, module contents which give students opportunities to build confidence and communicate that confidence, strategies that encourage the students' capacity to see the overall process and not look at the individual components (workshops) in isolation, encouraging students to engage in a two-way dialogue with their external client and tutor(s)-using Moodleand other ICT as appropriate. Three workshops examine the role of the Consultant, the issues of Project Management and the difficulties in making judgements about a business, due to the lack of structured management information which is typical of small businesses.(LO1,LO2). The next stage is for the student to find a small business that has a need for a project that can be realistically achieved in the time available and to write a one page briefing paper, in week 5, outlining the key aspects of the business and the issues involved, Once this is agreed by the tutor, the student can then carry out the project and prepare a full report on the issues addressed, together with reflection on their management of the project and any resourcing issues.(LO3 and LO4). Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills/Formative&Summative Assessment Research&Teaching Linkages/Equality&Diversity/Internationalisation-further detailed information will be provided on Moodle and in class on all these issues

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 183
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2 5 , WORDS= 1500
Report 80 2,3,4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This is a real opportunity to experience the role of a consultant whilst obtaining academic credit and it allows you to exploit your own knowledge in a real business environment. You will agree the project brief with the organisation of your choice and a tutor will confirm the suitability of the project. Students will complete the project over the trimester with regular updates to the host organisation and the academic tutor. You will benefit from completing a taught module in entrepreneurship prior to taking this module.

This module requires the student to act as a consultant, undertaking a practical project with an external organisation. Subject areas covered in classes will include;
The role of the Consultant
Project Management
Company profiling
The subject matter of the report will depend on an individual student's knowledge and interest and on the identified needs of the chosen business

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: engage in the role of the business consultant
LO2: experience and accurately assess the issues of consulting in small organisations without highly structured management information
LO3: engage in the dynamics of project management where a significant segment of the resource is outside the student's control
LO4: critically reflect on their own ability to manage personal resources

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Entrepreneurial Consultancy