Due to the intensity of the programme applicants need to demonstrate a high level of personal motivation, stamina and initiative. In addition applicants must show a willingness to work in a group situation and an ability to tolerate and manage pressure and conflict and are assessed with this in mind.
Completion of the Individual Action Learning Assignment requires applications to do research and implement actions in an organisation. It is therefore preferable that applicants are employed, either within an organisation or self-employed. Applicants who are not employed but are accepted on the programme, will be responsible for finding an organisation that will allow them to do research within the organisation and implement solutions in the organisation.
Ethical clearance is required from the organisation being researched.