Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning for Sports Officials

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

Module code: SES11123
Module leader: Susan Brown
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science


Description of module content:

The module acknowledges that learners can recognise their own learning needs and bring their own resources and knowledge to their academic and professional development. It promotes information gathering and evaluation, reflection and critical thinking in relation to the student's own learning in line with their personal, professional and/or academic interests / needs. Content includes Learning Agreement; reflection on practice by use of different models and frameworks; how to write learning outcomes at level 11; examples of different types of evidence that may be used in their portfolio; a deeper understanding of the processes involved in thinking critically. The outcome of this work should inform further professional development work or the resolution of a practical problem in the work place.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Learning Outcomes for module:
Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Apply a 360 approach to critically appraise your own strengths and weaknesses within your working environment.
LO2: Critically explore and synthesise key contemporary theoretical themes/models associated with sports officiating (e.g. communication, behaviour).
LO3: Critically challenge your professional and personal developmental needs with selected themes/models to enhance individual practice.
LO4: Critically engage with the work-based learning process and reflect upon new and existing skills and experiences.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module is a student - centred learning module, tailored, through negotiation to their area of practice. The student is expected to critically reflect on their professional practice and identify an aspect(s) which they need to develop to a Post Graduate level. They will then negotiate and agree, with their employer / mentor and a University based academic, a personal set of learning outcomes and complete a Learning Action plan indicating how their learning outcomes will be met (LO1). A portfolio of evidence will be developed to demonstrate reflection on their practice (LO2 and LO3) and evidence of critical engagement with the work-based learning process (LO4).Evidence of engagement with others in the workplace to achieve the learning outcomes will be demonstrated by the student’s ability to communicate professionally and network appropriately (LOs1-4).

N.B The Learning Agreement must be approved prior to the students’ embarking upon its implementation. To ensure equity and consistency of approach a panel made up from the Module Team (Edinburgh Napier and employer / mentor) will consider and approves each student’s Learning Agreement.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be provided by the module team which will help the student to develop a more focused and achievable portfolio. This will be achieved via individualised feedback from tutors on draft submissions of the Learning Agreement. In addition, the opportunity will be provided to the students to obtain peer-reviewed feedback via Moodle in week 8.

Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment has two parts: Part one is a 500 word Learning Agreement submitted in week 4 of the module.
Part two of the summative assessment is a Learning Portfolio submitted in week 14 of the module. The Learning Portfolio which will include the Learning Agreement must evidence that all the student’s learning outcomes have been achieved as specified in their Learning Agreement. The portfolio should contain information about how the evidence, which may be presented in a range of media, clearly demonstrates how the question, problem or issue was conceptualised, delimited and addressed. The steps taken to gather information about it and how strategies were developed and tested. There should also contain a significant reflective element.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online Guided independent study 4
Independent Learning Work based learning 190
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 15 1,2,3 4 , WORDS= 500
Portfolio 85 1,2,3 14/15 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11123 Work-Based Learning for Sports Officials