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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 22/10/2021 12:19:55

Title of Module: Introduction to Sport Practice

Code: SPOR07015 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 20 ECTS: 10
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Health and Life Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:Hayley  McEwan

Summary of Module

The module will enable students to acquire the practical and organizational skills of good practice in sports coaching, in addition to relevant awards for their field of study.  The course will have a strong practical element, and a parallel reflective strand, which will underpin practice. To participate in module activities, which are credit bearing, students must have be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) membership scheme managed and delivered by Disclosure Scotland. This is compulsory for this module as students will be working with children.

Rationale

Students will be encouraged to develop the skills learned on the module by undertaking National Governing Body of Sport courses, and other vocational training appropriate to their degree pathway. This module provides preparation towards placements conducted at Level 8 and 9 (Year 2 and 3). It is designed to provide the students with the skills and qualifications to help facilitate progress towards their chosen employment streams. In consideration of conventional professional practice, this module will enable students to acquire the conceptual, theoretical and practical skills of practitioner reflection.

  • Acquisition of sport awards

  • Acquisition of professional knowledge and skills relevant to the degree pathway

  • Acquisition of practical skills to underpin sport delivery


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).
Term 1

 

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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

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

L1. Reflect on values surrounding sport practice and delivery.

L2. Demonstrate learning acquired from relevant training and qualifications.

L3. Understand career development pathways in sport, and issues relevant to career development in sport.

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 7.

Demonstrate knowledge of theory required to operate in a sports environment.

Demonstrate an awareness of the evolving/changing nature of how this knowledge is affected by the environment in which it takes place and the factors internally and externally that affect the knowledge attainment of the individual.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

Use some of the basic and routine professional skills, techniques, practices and/or materials associated with the development of sports practice.

Practise the above in both routine and non-routine contexts.

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

Present and evaluate arguments, information and ideas which are routine to sport practice.

Use a range of approaches to address defined and/or routine problems and issues within the sport context.

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

Convey complex ideas in well-structured and coherent form.

Use a range of forms of communication effectively in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

Select and use standard ICT applications to process and obtain a variety of information and data.

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

Exercise some initiative and independence in carrying out defined activities at a professional level

Take account of own and others’ roles and responsibilities when carrying out and evaluating tasks.

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

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Learning and Teaching
The teaching and learning approach will use a combination of practical classes and interactive workshop sessions. Practical classes will support students in the acquisition of vocational awards and the implementation of theory into practice.
Additional information, resources and directed learning materials will be provided on Moodle.
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
Laboratory/Practical Demonstration/Workshop18
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:

Nash, C. (2015). Practical Sports Coaching. Abingdon: Routledge. Available as an e-book from the library catalogue.

Potrac, P., Gilbert, W., Denison, J. (2013). Routledge handbook of sports coaching. Oxford: Routledge. Available as an e-book from the library catalogue.

(**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
ModeratorJuan Alvarez
External ExaminerC Corsby
Accreditation Details
Version Number

1.09

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
Assessment 1: Completion of practical training, and awards (Weighting 60%, LO 2 and 3)
Assessment 2: Written assignment (Weighting 40% LO 1 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
Clinical/ Fieldwork/ Practical skills assessment/ Debate/ Interview/ Viva voce/ Oral check markcheck mark602

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 mark check mark400
Combined Total For All Components100% 2 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
This module is aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content. The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/equality/
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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