Details of the Change Leader Award

SEDGRNWelcome to the course information page. On this page you will be able to find out more about the course, how it is assessed and the content. If you would like to discuss any aspect of this course, please email:  The course is delivered as two modules: ICL01 and ICL02 and has been designed to support those working in partnership to deliver change. It is suitable for those in FE and HE. Please follow the link below to listen to an AudioBoom about the course.


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The course has the following specialist outcomes as well as being aligned to the SEDA values and development outcomes.

On completing this course successfully a successful participant will be able to:

  • Identify the drivers underpinning staff and/or students working as change agents to deliver change and explore the impact on the student experience
  • Consider how they and their institution should respond to staff and/or students working as change agents to deliver change in order to contribute to an enhanced student experience
  • Reflect on how they are implementing and developing their practice in light of the needs and challenges arising from working as/with staff and students as change agents to deliver change
  • Evaluate their effectiveness and contribution to the student experience within the context of staff and/or student change agents to deliver change

For an overview of the course, please see:

Institutional Change Leader Award – Change Agents' Network from Mark Kerrigan

Module 1: Effective practice as a Change Agent

This module is formative and provides information and knowledge around effective partnership work and change leadership. It is an online module, delivered using Moodle, and assessed via online MCQ. It is a requirement to complete all the assessment and score 100% in the MCQs – these MCQs can be taken as many times as required. This module is divided into five individual sections:

  • Becoming a Change Agent
  • How people Learn
  • Working with Stakeholders and institutional processes
  • Planning, running and evaluating a project
  • Effective Communication

Indicative Content: Theory of project planning, design and evaluation. Stakeholder identification and engagement. Strategies for effective project monitoring, reporting and management of project outcomes and outputs. Communication and dissemination strategy. Identification of development needs, role of CPD in practice. Strategies and best practice for self-evaluation and reflection. Ethical practice and the law, promoting inclusivity. Drivers for student-led change. Barriers when working as a change agent and strategies to overcome these. The digital literacies skills required for managing and leading change in a digitally enabled institution

There is also an additional section entitled ‘Learning Online‘, for those who have not undertaken an online module before.

The module is interactive and has been designed to promote engagement and discussion. It requires approximately 18 hours of activity.

Module 2: Defining, Developing, Delivering and Evaluating Change

Welcome image for the second moduleThis module is assessed by portfolio and should be taken whilst completing a change project (unless being completed to gain recognition for prior work) and is linked to project planning, evaluation and professional development. Each participant is provided a tutor, who will guide them through the process. This module also is also taught using Moodle, which provides a collaborative space for participants to share and discuss their projects. Importantly, participants through the completion of this module, will be able to identify their current skill set and develop a CPD strategy. If this module is taken retrospectively, it will serve as a vehicle to understand and evaluate the activities undertaken as well as support future CPD. This module required approximately 30 hours of activity. This module is pass/fail.



NB – Course content is subject to change, following the completion of annual monitoring.