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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 11/11/2021 16:00:45

Title of Module: Organisation of Sport Development

Code: SPOR09027 SCQF Level: 9
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Angela  Beggan

Summary of Module

 This module builds on Level 7 and 8 sport development modules, whereby students apply this knowledge and understanding of sport development through analysis of its benefits to society and its communities. It will explore and examine the main role players from the public, private and voluntary sectors who influence the delivery of sport development. 

Students will identify and critically analyse how personal, social, economic and political factors can influence and impact on the delivery of sport development requiring students to create and produce professionally presented sport development initiatives, showing how sport development contributes to the reduction, prevention or rehabilitation of negative issues and behaviours which impact upon communities whilst increasing participation.  

During this module students will be able to develop various skills, such as transferable ones gained by team working (in tutorial tasks) and communication skills which will show awareness of own and others' roles and responsibilities through verbal presentations, using a variety of media.

This module will be explored through a variety of academic sources, the application of policies and principles and practices of the many organisations which contribute to the delivery of sport and sport development. 

Overall, students will explore, examine and critically analyse sport development and its importance to the development and enhancement of society.  

This module develops students in relation to the 'I am UWS' Graduate Attributes:

Universal - Inquiring, Emotionally intelligent and Socially responsible

Work Ready - Digitally literate, Effective communicator and Potential leader

Successful - Innovative, Creative and Transformational

Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully Online
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Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations

Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:




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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Develop a critical understanding of sport development through a range of principles, principal theories, concepts and practices.

L2. Examine and communicate the interrelationships between sport development, contemporary society and organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors

L3. Identify and analyse routine professional problems and issues in relation to the personal, social, economic and political factors which impact on the sport development process.

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 9.

a broad and integrated understanding of sport development and its principal theories, concepts and practices

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 9.

the practise of routine methods of research to construct a range of relevant outcomes associated with teh discipline.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 9.

the undertaking of critical analysis of current professional problems and issues within the discipline using evidence-based solutions.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 9.

creating formal and informal presentations individually and as part of a group using a range of ICT applications to support and enhance the work.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 9.

team working and working autonomously, using own initiative to be able to practice in ways that show awareness of own and others’ roles and responsibilities.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
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* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
Formal tutor-led lectures and informal student-led tutorials involving group and individual tasks will be the main form of learning and teaching of this module.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery18
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity18
Independent Study164
200 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:


Hylton K. (2013) Sports Development: policy, process and practice 3rd Ed, London: Routledge.
Sherry E., Shulenkorf N, & Phillips P. (2016) Managing Sport Development, London: Routledge


Bloyce D. & Smith a. (2009) Sport Policy and Development: An Introduction, London: Routledge

Collins M. (2010) Examining Sports Development, London: Routledge

Bloyce D. & Smith a. (2009) Sport Policy and Development: An Introduction, London: Routledge


Journal of Sport Management

Leisure Studies

Managing Leisure

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Engagement Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on Moodle, and complete assessments and submit these on time.

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardSport and Exercise
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelSport & Exercise L7-11
ModeratorEilidh Macrae
External ExaminerK McEwan
Accreditation Details
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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment 1. Essay (Weighting 50%, LO1)
Assessment 2. Class based presentation of a poster related to the themes of the module. (Weighting 50%, LO 2 and 3)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Essaycheck mark  500

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Demonstrations/ Poster presentations/ Exhibitions check markcheck mark501.5
Combined Total For All Components100% 1.5 hours

A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
This module is appropriate for any student. The learning activities include oral and written work, including the assessments, and where required appropriate student support will be put in place.
UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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