This module introduces students to applications of the Vanguard Method in their practice setting. It focuses on the two key elements of the Vanguard Method in people centred services: systems theory and intervention theory. Practical application of these theories will involve the study of a work system in the student’s own organisation using the Vanguard Method. The pedagogical approach is based on action learning, and combines university-based teaching with work-based learning. Students will apply their learning by using the Vanguard Method to study a system within their own work setting.