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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 25/11/2020 21:02:17

Title of Module: Professional Experience

Code: SPOR08020 SCQF Level: 8
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Laura  Graham

Summary of Module

 Professional Experience is the first formal placement module on the Coaching and Development degrees and is designed to facilitate the transference of theoretical knowledge to applied practice.  This module is underpinned by Introduction to Sport Practice in first year and prepares students for a longer, second placement in the third year module Professional Development.

The module is delivered in partnership with the local authority, who are able to offer a wide range of placements across Active Schools and Sport Development initiatives. Alternative placements for students who wish to use their own links are also possible however and will be approved at the module leader's discretion.

By the end of this module, students will have gained experience of professional practice within the sport sector. The structure of the module optimises essential networking opportunities, personal developing planning, and active reflection on professional skills. 

This module develops student in relation to the “I Am UWS” Graduate Attributes:

Universal – Critical Thinker, Emotionally Intelligent, Collaborative

Work-Ready – Problem-solver, Emotionally Intelligent, Potential Leader

Successful – Autonomous, Resilient, Driven


Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully Online
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Face-To-Face
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.

Blended
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 key principles in professional practices within the working environment.

L2. Develop a more critical and reflective approach to professional practices.

L3. Demonstrate effective communication to peers and other professionals.

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 8.

Demonstrate and/or work with:
A broad knowledge of the scope, defining features, and main areas of a subject/discipline.
Detailed knowledge in some areas.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 8.

Use a range of routine skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with a subject/discipline, a few of which are advanced or complex.
Adapt routine practices within accepted standards.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 8.

Undertake critical analysis, evaluation and/or synthesis of ideas, concepts, information
and issues that are within the common understandings of the subject/discipline.
evaluate evidence-based solutions/responses to defined and/or routine problems/issues and/or routine problems/issues.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 8.

Use a range of routine skills and some advanced and specialised skills
associated with a subject/discipline, for example:
Convey complex information to a range of audiences and for a range of purposes.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 8.

Exercise autonomy and initiative in some activities at a professional level.
Take significant managerial or supervisory responsibility for the work of others in defined areas of work.
Take the lead on planning in familiar or defined contexts.
Take continuing account of own and others’ roles, responsibilities and
contributions in carrying out and evaluating tasks.
Work in support of current professional practice, under guidance.

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This module requires the completion of a UWS PVG and any student who fails to complete both this and the tripartite agreement by the deadline risks withdrawal from the 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 Delivery12
Tutorial/Synchronous Support Activity12
Work Based Learning/Placement 20
Independent Study156
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:


Core Text:

Knowles Z, Gilbourne D, Cropley B and Dugdill L (2013) Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

Heaney C, Oakley B and Rea S (2009) Exploring Sport and Fitness: Work-Based Practice

(**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)

Attendance 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. Please refer to the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement and attendance procedure

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardSport and Exercise
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelSport & Exercise L7-11
ModeratorRaleigh Gowrie
External ExaminerK McEwan
Accreditation Details
Version Number

1.12

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Written Assignment: Investigation of a sport organisation and their response to COVID19, comprising 50% of module marks
Written Assignment: Reflective Assignment analysing placement experiences, comprising 50% of module marks
(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
Performance/ Studio work/ Placement/ WBL/ WRL assessmentcheck mark check mark500

Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
Portfolio of written workcheck markcheck markcheck mark500
Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

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

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Note(s):
  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
Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School
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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