Core Module Information
Module title: Principles of Coaching

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08104
Module leader: Peter Laird
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Coaching theory.
Coaching different groups: planning and evaluating; goal setting; group and individual coaching. Impact of sports science and technology on coaching: developments in coaching; fitness testing; training principles; warm up/down; rehabilitation of injuries; over-training; psychological preparation and motivation; acclimatisation and training; diet; video analysis; introduction to modern lifestyle management.
Practice of coaching: observe, assist, deliver and evaluate practical coaching sessions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific, educational, and social principles underlying the coaching of sport.
LO2: Apply scientific principles of sports performance to coaching
LO3: Execute and evaluate a coaching session.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Laird
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures (LOs 1&2), tutorials (LOs 1&2), and field based practical's (LOs 2&3) which develop theory into practice. Coursework develops coaching theory
demonstrated with practical delivery of a coaching session (LOs 2&3). A coaching observation allows you to reflect on their own coaching abilities by assessing another’s ability relating this to coaching theory &
best practice (LOs 1&2).

Formative Assessment:
Participation, observation and analysis of the practical coaching classes by the peer group are used to enhance the learning experience. Feedback given to other students during this assessment is part of the formative assessment process and will help students prepare for the observation.

Summative Assessment:
A summative practical assessment of a coaching session will be undertaken from weeks 7 to 12. You will be required to produce a lesson plan and then evaluate your session delivery using supervisor and client feedback through a self-reflective process (60% weighting, LO 2 &3). You will undertake a critical and analytical assessment observation of an external, experienced coach. This process will allow you to compare different coaching methods and reflect on their techniques. A 2000 word report will be submitted
(40% weighting, LO 1& 2).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 15
Independent Learning Work based learning 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 144
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 60 2 & 3 7 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Essay 40 1 & 2 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08104 Principles of Coaching