Core Module Information
Module title: Leading and Managing in Sport

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES09131
Module leader: Cedric English
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

Over the course of the module you will distinguish between the roles of leadership and management in a professional sporting context. You will consider a range of leadership abilities, skills and important elements (such as establishing an effective culture and managing conflict) associated with leading or working as part of a team.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop an understanding and awareness of key leadership theories and management practices in a sporting context.

LO2: Analyse the dynamics associated with effective team function, such as roles within the team, conflict management and establishing an effective culture

LO3: Align your professional and personal developmental needs with selected coaching themes/models to enhance individual practice.

LO4: Critically observe and reflect on effective leadership behaviours, within yourself and others, and the impact of these leadership behaviours on athlete development

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught in a blended format, including both face-to-face and online content. Face-to-face delivery will be in the form of workshops and include both tutor and peer-led discussions. You will be introduced to contemporary academic literature and theoretical concepts relating to the leadership and management in sport (LO1 +2). Active learning experiences (i.e. peer observations) will also be facilitated within these workshops (LO3). The online delivery will support practitioners on an individual basis throughout the course of the module, as well as offer content relevant for the group as a whole (i.e. theoretical models of leadership, LO4). The module will also aim to develop online communities of students to discuss and share experiences.

As part of the formal assessment a project will be developed to conceptualise the work to be addressed and how the project will be undertaken by reflecting on the appropriate theoretical models (LO 1, 2 and 3). Finally, a portfolio of evidence will be developed to demonstrate reflection on their practice and evidence of effective engagement with the learning process (LO1, 2, 3 & 4).

Formative Assessment:
The Learning Agreement will form a formative assessment for this module, to be completed by week 3 and will outline your learning outcomes. This will be delivered via a 5-10 minute presentation and will receive tutor and peer feedback.

The objective of this exercise is to provide alignment between your personal learning outcomes and the module learning outcomes. Additional formative evaluation of communication effectiveness will occur throughout the module.

Summative Assessment:
Component 1: You will be required to deliver a 20 minute oral presentation, followed by a 10 minute question and answer session. The subject of the presentation will involve leading on and establishing an effective performance culture within your chosen team. Submission and presentation will be in week 14.

Component 2: You will be required to give an individual 2000 word reflective essay. The aim of the essay is for you to reflect on and account of your own personal leadership and management skills. Submission will be in week 15

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 22
Online Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 50 1,2 12 HOURS= 00.30
Reflective Log 50 1-4 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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