Core Module Information
Module title: Work-based learning for Elite Sport [online]

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: SES09116
Module leader: Susan Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

This module is intended to extend your existing employability skills whilst simultaneously developing your knowledge of contemporary issues in elite level sport. The majority of the module takes the form of work-based learning but this is preceded by the delivery of taught content through introductory online workbooks, workshops and directed readings. This material will allow you to investigate the value of work-based learning from a theoretical perspective both generally and within the world of sport. Additionally, key contemporary issues in elite level sport will be addressed. Within the first trimester of the module you will be required to submit a proposal with a learning plan and elevator pitch. The learning plan must explicitly outline the specific skills to be developed, or the application of existing skills within the context of elite sport. You will be required to illustrate the extent of your work-based learning and demonstrate your ability to apply your new knowledge and skills. The module requires that a process of critical reflection be undertaken in respect of the learning that has occurred and the extent to which you have developed and could apply skills which reflect the principles of entrepreneurship, e.g. creativity and inventiveness.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Formulate an individual Learning Plan aligned to career goals and CV needs
LO2: Complete and log a minimum of 50 hours work-based experience.
LO3: Produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the agreed outcomes contained in the Learning Plan.
LO4: Critically reflect on new learning using an appropriate reflective model.
LO5: Demonstrate potential applications of new skills and knowledge to elite sport.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Susan Brown
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a work-based learning module with the majority of learning occurring being work-based, although there will be a taught component of the course delivered within the first trimester. Students will also engage in guided independent learning, which requires them to contribute to online discussions and to build an online portfolio. Both of these require students to undertake a process of reflection and consider the relationship between theory and practice.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided at key points in the module with reference to the content that students online upload to their online portfolio and their contributions to online discussions.

Summative Assessment:
There are two elements to the summative assessment: a proposal and an e-portfolio. The proposal, which must be submitted by the end of the first trimester of the module, requires students to create an up to date CV, identify a work-placement and formulate an individual learning agreement. This must be approved prior to commencement of the work placement. Week 15 Trimester 2, the e-portfolio must contain evidence of: the extent of the work-based experience; the application of their newly developed skills and knowledge; a critical reflection on how these could be applied to the development of youth level athletes; reflection upon the wider learning that has occurred during this module; reflection upon skills and knowledge still to be developed

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Other Work based learning 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 350
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Portfolio 80 2,3,4,5 30 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES09116 Work-Based Learning for Elite Sport