Module title: Work Based Learning for Coach Development

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

Module code: SES09118
Module leader: Cedric English
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Science & Health


2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Cedric English
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Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is a student - centred learning module, tailored, through negotiation, to their area of practice. Students will agree with their employer / mentor and a University based academic, a personal set of learning outcomes and complete a Learning Agreement, indicating how their learning outcomes will be achieved over the course of the module. These personal learning outcomes will align with modules outcomes LOs 1, 2 and 4. The Learning Agreement must be approved prior to the students’ embarking upon its implementation.

As part of the formal assessment a proposal will be developed to conceptualise the work to be addressed and how the project will be undertaken by reflecting on the appropriate theoretical models of coaching practice (LO2). Progress will be presented and communicated in a professional manner (LO3). Finally, a portfolio of evidence will be developed to demonstrate reflection on their practice and evidence of critical engagement with the work-based learning process (LO4).

This module will employ a blended approach to delivery with two, 2 full day workshops at the beginning of Tr1 and Tri2. The student coaches will also be supported at various stages via individual one-to-one meeting with their academic supervisor, with the remainder of the time dedicated to discussions to be facilitated on-line and through Moodle.

Formative Assessment:
The Learning Agreement will form the only formative assessment for this module, to be completed by week 3 and will outline the student coach’s personal learning outcomes. The objective of this exercise is to provide alignment between the student’s personal learning outcomes and the module learning outcomes.

Summative Assessment:
In week 6, a 2000 word proposal is to be submitted. The proposal will cover the agreed areas of individual coaching practice to be explored and developed by using the appropriate theoretical models of coaching practice. The objective of the proposal is to check student understanding and alignment with agreed areas of coaching practice. This will be followed by a 20min presentation, with question and answer session, to be delivered in week 12. The presentation will be enhanced by feedback provided from the proposal and will focus on the students progression to date and theoretical and applied understanding of their chosen area of coaching practice. Even though these assessments may be viewed as summative there is a significant formative element to both, as the student will receive feedback in order to enhance assessment 3, the Learning Portfolio.
In week 28 a Learning Portfolio will be submitted. The portfolio should clearly demonstrate how the agreed areas of coaching practice were conceptualised and addressed. It should also explicitly outline the steps and strategies taken to critically enhance individual coaching practice and how these strategies were developed, implemented and reflected upon.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 40
Other Work based learning 100
Independent Learning Guided independent study 240
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1,2 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 25 2,3 12 HOURS= 0.20, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 2,4 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module is based on a tri-partite relationship between the student, academic support and the host employer. The module supports students’ professional development through enhancing their industry recognised competencies and understanding and application of theory into a work-based environment. The portfolio will track the student through the conceptualisation of an agreed professional issue or areas of development. Students will engage in a process of information gathering and evaluation, concept testing and critical reflective practice underpinned by professional knowledge, skills and attitudes, and act as a focus for continuous professional development. Learning, which occurs as a result of the individual engaging in experiences and activities within their workplace, is critically analysed, evaluated and recorded to demonstrate professional development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Develop a learning agreement aligned to individual professional and personal developmental needs
LO2: Demonstrate ability to evaluate, critique and reflect upon both existing and new skills and experiences using an appropriate theoretical models of coaching practice
LO3: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner
LO4: Produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the outcomes agreed in the learning agreement.

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