Core Module Information
Module title: Player Welfare

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

Module code: SES08117
Module leader: Hollie Fountain
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to provide you with the depth of knowledge and understanding relating to player welfare. This module will introduce you to the current theory and practice concerning safeguarding and improving athlete development and welfare. It aims to provide you with an understanding of athlete needs, stages and transitions and how this can be translated into practice and how you can contribute to the development of safe and effective sporting environments. Consideration of child protection issues, mental health, communication, policy, dual career, equality and inclusion, and conflicting demands will also be central to this module.
You will be encouraged to consider how this knowledge and understanding can be translated into your own coaching practice. The overall outcome of this module is for you to have a greater understanding and awareness of issues surrounding athlete development that you can use to improve your coaching to become a more effective coach.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of issues relating to the safeguarding of athlete welfare (e.g. injury, child protection, bullying, mental health, de-selection) and their influence on applied practice.

LO2: Use the holistic career model to identify potential transitional phases for athletes, which have implications for welfare.

LO3: Apply relevant literature to interpret how issues relating to safeguarding athletes and transitional phases may influence athlete development and welfare

LO4: Identify coach related behaviours which could influence athlete development and welfare

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Hollie Fountain
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught in a face-to-face format using a combination of lectures and tutorials. The lectures will cover most of the academic theory and policies associated with athlete welfare, safeguarding, and duty of care. The tutorials will enable student-student and student-tutor interactions in the form of discussions and debates, to embed the knowledge from the lectures and allow you to consider how this knowledge can be applied in practice (LO1-LO4). Online learning materials such as media stories, online articles or journals, relevant videos will be used to encourage further reading and discussions between students.

Formative Assessment:
There are 2 formative assessments embedded in this module. The first is an activity using contemporary literature on safeguarding issues and the application of this information to applied practice. The second is an online MCQ on current policy and the sport duty of care review.

Summative Assessment:
You will be assessed on 2 summative activities. The first is the interpretation of a case study, which will be assessed via a group presentation in week 9 (50%, LO’s 1-3). You will choose a case study and from this report any safeguarding or welfare issues that you identify, including any expected or unexpected transitional phases faced by the athlete involved, and discuss the impact of these using the relevant literature.
The second is an individual report on media extracts associated with coach behaviour and welfare which will be submitted in week 14 (50%, LO’s 1, 3, &4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face Tutorial 18
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 1, 2 & 3 9 HOURS= 00.30
Report 50 1, 2, 3 & 4 14/15 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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