Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning in Elite Sport

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

Module code: SES09120
Module leader: Hollie Fountain
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent :
UKCC Level 3 or equivalent qualification

Description of module content:

This module is based on a relationship between you, your academic support and your stakeholder/mentor. You will be taught various processes of appraising the strengths and weaknesses of your own practice, and the practice of others. As a part of your contact time you will be taught key models and theories associated with contemporary themes in coaching practice. You will also be given opportunities for peer learning and observation, to view and critique the application of these in practice. The module aims to support your professional development through enhancing your competencies and understanding of the application of theory into a work-based environment. The content will enhance your skills in relation to developing evidence based practice and informed decision making to be more effective as a development practitioner.

The portfolio will track your development through the conceptualisation of an agreed professional issue or areas of development. You 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 you engaging in experiences and activities within your workplace, will be critically analysed, evaluated and recorded to demonstrate professional development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Apply a 360 approach to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your own development environment.
LO2: Examine the relationship between key contemporary themes associated with coaching craft (e.g. communication, behaviour, coach-athlete relationship).
LO3: Utilise a problem-solving approach to observe and recognise effective communication behaviours, both by yourself and others, and the impact of these behaviours on athlete learning and development
LO4: Evaluate and verify your professional and personal developmental needs with selected coaching themes/models to enhance individual practice.
LO5: Select and apply appropriate theoretical models to critique and reflect upon new and existing skills and experiences.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Cedric English
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 28
Online Guided independent study 32
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
Oral Presentation 40 1,2,3 & 4 16 HOURS= 0.15, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 60 4 & 5 28 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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