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Unit details

  • Core unit
  • Level 7
  • 15 credits

What will you learn

You will critically assess different ethical standpoints in people practice and how ethical behaviour maintains high standards. You will consider business improvement in relation to working lives evaluating the promotion of well-being, fairness and the contribution of personal integrity within organisations as well as evaluating the benefits and costs of collaborative methods, both internally and externally across a variety of business boundaries. You will learn how to achieve and maintain challenging business outcomes through an understanding of the business, and self-awareness and improvement to support your career progression. Additionally, you will justify the benefits of maintaining a passion for learning, evaluate the need for continuing professional development and the merits of evidence based critical thinking. Finally, you will demonstrate behaviours associated with effective influencing and decision-making as well as assessing the benefits of networking.

 This module is suitable for persons who:

  • are experienced people practitioners

  • are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people

  • wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience

  • are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Be able to model principles and values that promote inclusivity aimed at maximising the contribution that people make to organisations.

  • Be able to achieve and maintain challenging business outcomes for yourself and organisations.

  • Be able to apply learning to enhance personal effectiveness.

  • Be able to influence others during decision-making while showing courage and conviction.


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