Core Module Information
Module title: Leadership and Organisational Management for Sports Officials

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

Module code: SES11124
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 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, 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 consider various methods of delivery. Online delivery will be via a series of upfront lectures and tutorials to develop a theoretical basis for the subject under study (LO1 – 4). A series of case studies and practical scenarios will be introduced to support the application of theory to real world practice (LO2-5). Independent study and its direction will be negotiated, via a Learning Agreement, between student and module tutor in order to develop and reflect upon the link between theory, evidence and practice. The Learning Agreement must be approved prior to embarking upon its implementation. The module will also support your learning and assessment by way of an on-line presence with 1:1 contact between student and module leader. All LO’s will be assessed via two pieces of formal assessment. The first formal assessment will involve a 15-20 minute recorded oral presentation to be developed in order to
examine and understand personal leadership capabilities across various situations and against various leadership approaches in high performance sport environment (LO 1-2). The second formal assessment will be submitted as a 3000-word report (LO3-5) and should demonstrate and evidence your understanding of the appropriate theoretical models and reflect your own position within that.

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

Summative Assessment:
In week 8, a 15-20 min recorded oral presentation is to be submitted (LO1 and LO2). The presentation should introduce and explore your own leadership capabilities against contemporary theoretical models and in relation to your personal working environment. Your presentation will include an analysis of your own leadership strengths and weaknesses and be supplemented by using appropriate theoretical models. You will be expected to reference peer reviewed literature to support your analysis. The objective of the presentation is to check your understanding of the required leadership approaches, contexts and behaviours with the sports performance management process with a view to enhancing personal practice. In week 14, a 3000-word written report is to be submitted (LO3, 4 and 5). The report will be used to explore a high performance environment of your choice. The report will explore and reflect on the concepts of sports organisational culture, sports performance management and leadership in a real-world context. You will be expected to reference peer reviewed literature to support your analysis. The objective of the report is to examine the concepts of sports organisational culture and sports management systems with a view to understanding and reflecting on the importance of leadership within this.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online 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
Oral Presentation 40 1, 2 8 HOURS= 00.20
Essay 60 3,4,5 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES11124 Leadership and Organisational Management for Sports Officials