Module title: Leadership and Organisational Management In Sport

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES11109
Module leader: Cedric English
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There is no prerequisite for this module

2017/8, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Cedric English
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will consider various methods of delivery. Face-to-face contact will be via a series of lectures and tutorials to develop a basis of theoretical studies and readings (LOs1-5). A series of case studies and scenarios will support the application of theory to real world practice. Independent study will be negotiated between the student and module tutor in order to develop and reflect upon the link between theory, evidence and practice (LOs1-5). All LOs will be assessed through two written pieces of assessed work. The module will also support the students in their learning and assessment by way of tutorials and through an on-line presence, by way of discussion forum.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will be applied throughout the delivery of the module by way of tutorials, on-line questions, and discussion forum. This module is delivered in a concentrated block of contact time with individual follow-up time for students to ask questions and receive guidance from the tutor.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be applied to this module through two written pieces of assessment work. The summative assessment will engage students through the appropriate research in developing an understanding of expertise development and how this is related to real world settings through the negotiated independent study agreement with the student.
Essay one will examine the integration of theory and practice in sport leadership. Essay two will examine the impact of transformational leadership in the development of cohesive high performance teams. These are two dominant themes in the literature and will have an impact on the independent study module. The use of two similar methods of assessment is justified by the importance of knowledge of these important foundational areas of knowledge which will be developed and applied in subsequent module assessments.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Online Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1,2,3,4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Essay 60 1,2,3,4,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Over the course of this module you will be introduced to key modules and theories associated with contemporary themes in sports organisational culture, sports performance management systems and leadership. You will be given the opportunity for peer learning and to view, critique and test key theoretical frameworks within your own practice. The content will enhance your skills in relation to developing evidence- based best practice and informed decision-making. The assessments will not only examine your own leadership capabilities in relation to personal contexts and situations, but also critically evaluate them in relation to effective organisational and team functioning. As part of this you will engage in a process of information gathering, concept testing, synthesis and evaluation and critical reflection.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO 1: Examine the strengths and weaknesses of various organisational leadership approaches and consider these in a high performance sporting context
LO 2: Critically analyse the factors influencing individual behaviour in a high performance environment
LO 3: Evaluate the nature, role and tasks of strategic performance management in high performance sporting environments
LO 4: Identify and analyse the influence of sports organisational culture on the effective leadership and management of a sports organisation or team
LO 5: Illustrate, through synthesis, a robust understanding of the relationship between strategic sports management, sports organisational culture and leadership with a view to reflecting on and enhancing your own practice and performance environment.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - NORTHOUSE, PETER, G. (2015) LEADERSHIP: THEORY & PRACTICE: SAGE, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9781506311166
Core - BOYLE, I., MURRAY, D., CUMMINS, P (2015) LEADERSHIP IN SPORT: ROUTLEDGE, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781138818255
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