Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness

Module code: LM7607

Module co-ordinator: Paul Conville

Module Outline

This module provides an understanding of changes in the fundamental concepts of skills, training and work practices and how they contribute to competitive strategy in organisations.

Topics covered

  • Changes in the concept of skills and its use over time
  • How skills and work practices can contribute to individual and organisational performance
  • Public policy in relation to skills, competitiveness and performance


  • Four hours of lectures
  • One hour tutorial
  • 220 hours of guided independent study


  • 4,000-5,000 word essay (100%)