Module title: Volunteering and Employability in Sport [Online]

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES07110
Module leader: Tom Campbell
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Science & Health


2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Campbell
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning occurs through online delivery of course materials combined with voluntary work-based learning. The taught element of the module introduces the concept of experiential learning and explores various theoretical models of reflection with input from the careers and confident futures teams. Additionally, through key readings and directed independent learning, students will investigate the role of the third sector within sport from the perspective of relevant stakeholders. Students will be required to undertake a minimum of 25 hours of voluntary work with a sporting organisation. There is also an option for students to gain a UKCC Level 1, or equivalent, coaching qualification as part of the module with the period of supported practice contributing towards the 25 hours of voluntary work. Prior to starting their placement students must develop individual learning objectives which should relate to the specific skills or experience that they expect to gain from the experience. Students are required to keep a reflective log of their experience which will form part of the assessed portfolio.

At the end of the online course material students can test their knowledge by means of a Moodle based test. Feedback will

Formative Assessment:
At the end of the online course material students can test their knowledge by means of a Moodle based test. Feedback will also be provided on individual learning objectives prior to commencement of the voluntary work experience. Additional formative assessment will occur through peer and tutor feedback on contributions to online discussions on topics including the process of reflection and the role of volunteering within sport.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of an e-portfolio. This requires students to produce their own personal learning objectives for the voluntary experience which must be derived from a process of reflection. As a part of this assessment students are required to evaluate their current experience and abilities and identify specific areas for development in relation to their possible future career. Additionally students are required to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. This will require the student to have successfully completed a variety of tasks including self-assessment, personal development planning, organisation summaries, reflective summaries and an analysis of potential benefits that volunteering could bring to grass roots sport.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 5
Online Guided independent study 5
Other Work based learning 25
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module investigates the role that volunteering plays in developing grass roots and junior sport and will explore the potential benefits of volunteering from different perspectives. Active participation as a volunteer within a sporting organisation is a fundamental component of the module. Students will be introduced to the process of reflection from a theoretical perspective and will then be required to evidence their own reflection upon their experience during the module. The module will also familiarise students with the foundations for successful employability, expose them to unfamiliar aspects of sport and consider the interrelationship between volunteering and learning. By taking responsibility for their own learning, students will develop and demonstrate a wide range of personal and professional skills. In addition to recognising and demonstrating their own learning and the development of transferable employability and entrepreneurial skills, students will also be required to consider the potential benefits of volunteering from the perspective of a sporting organisation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Outline common theoretical models of reflection and recognise the importance of reflection within experiential learning.
LO2: Perform and record a minimum of 25 hours of voluntary experience in a sporting organisation.
LO3: Develop an awareness of the role that the third sector plays within sport.
LO4: Reflect upon individual learning using an appropriate theoretical model and identify potential benefits of volunteering for the development of junior level performers.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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