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
2023/4, 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:

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