Unit 6: Managing a Successful Business Project

Unit code                           D/508/0491

Unit type                            Core

Unit level                           QCF Level 4/ NFQ Level 6

Credit value                       15


This unit is assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The project brief will be set by the centre, based on a theme provided by Pearson (this will change annually). The theme and chosen project within the theme will enable students to explore and examine a relevant and current topical aspect of business in the context of the business environment.

The aim of this unit is to offer students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills required for managing and implementing a project. They will undertake independent research and investigation for carrying out and executing a business project which meets appropriate business aims and objectives.

On successful completion of this unit students will have the confidence to engage in decision-making, problem-solving and research activities using project management skills. They will have the fundamental knowledge and skills to enable them to investigate and examine relevant business concepts within a work-related context, determine appropriate outcomes, decisions or solutions and present evidence to various stakeholders in an acceptable and understandable format.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit a student will be able to:

  1. Establish project aims, objectives and timeframes based on the chosen theme.
  2. Conduct small-scale research, information gathering and data collection to generate knowledge to support the project.
  3. Present the project and communicate appropriate recommendations based on meaningful conclusions drawn from the evidence findings and/or analysis.
  4. Reflect on the value gained from conducting the project and its usefulness to support sustainable organisational performance.