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Resilience and Change Management

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11
Resilience and Change Management

Resilience is now considered an important factor in the contemporary workplace. In the increasingly and endlessly turbulent context of the modern world of work, the resilience of both individuals and organisations becomes vital in order to survive and thrive.

This course is designed to provide students with the ability to analyse the concept of organisational resilience and evaluate how resilience can be built within a contemporary organisation.

The course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

2 November 2020

Course Length

8 weeks
This course investigates the forces driving organisational resilience, as well as the potential barriers to building resilience in an organisation. The domains and elements of resilience are identified and analysed. The relevant and up to date ISO and BSI standards will be drawn on considerably in the delivery of this module. 
The relevant theoretical principles and models relating to change and resilience as well as resistance to change will be considered and applied in the context of building organisational resilience.  Consideration is given to the way(s) in which organisations become more resilient and the drivers and barriers relating to resilience.
This course is mapped to the CMI module Implementing Organisational Change Strategies (7010V1) and students have the option, following payment of an additional fee, to attempt the assessment for this CMI module.  Successful completion of this CMI module will result in the student being awarded 7 CMI credits.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This is a fully online programme, including lecture slides, topic overviews, video clips, interactive forums and real time online tutorials. 

There is a short induction session where you can get to know your classmates and learn more about the aims and structure of the course. You will then embark on approximately 6 weeks of study delivered online. Teaching is broken down into short manageable (approximately 1-hour) lessons and additional activities (approximately 4 hours per week) that you can study in your own time and at your own pace. While studying online you will have access to your tutor who will be able to answer any questions you may have. You will study 2 topics per week. 

At the end of the course you will submit the module assessment, the brief for which will be uploaded from the start of your course.

To complete this course you will need access to a modern laptop or computer running an up-to-date operating system and a reliable internet connection.


Staff involved in the delivery of this course will be suitably qualified in terms of subject area as well as teaching and learning. In addition, the staff member(s) will be experienced in online delivery. 


Typically students are assessed via a coursework submission.

Students are able to sit a separate, optional, CMI assessment. Successful completion of the assessment will result in the student being awarded CMI credits. If the student wants to take advantage of this option, a separate CMI fee will be payable.


Students are expected to engage in wider reading around each of the topics within the module.  There will be directed reading as well as guidance on wider reading. 

The majority of this course is completed through online independent study, it is expected that you will spend approximately 6-9 hours per week working on this module. Whilst you are studying independently you won’t be alone. Your tutor will be there to support you throughout the module.



The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

The Inclusion CENTRE


All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.



The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support


Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.

University Library


A first or Honours degree and/or relevant work experience.

FOR SESSION 2020/2021
  • £350 per course
Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:

Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:



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Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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