20 credits at level HE4
1) To provide students with practical coaching experience in an appropriate environment.
2) To enable students to assess their own strengths, weaknesses and capabilities with respect to their developing coaching and leading skills.
3) To provide students with an opportunity to sample and appraise practical leading skills
4) To provide students with the opportunity to develop personal and social skills that relate to communication, organization and leadership skills
1) Characteristics of Leadership, emergent, appointed, nature or nuture?
2) Organising group activities, pre planning, health and safety, equipment needs, understanding the group aspirations and needs,
3) Communication skills, types of communication, appropriate use of communication skills for groups. Developing relationships with the group. The use of tone and volume. Assertiveness.
4) Understanding individual needs (differentiation). producing a stimulating and appropriately challenging envirionment. Modifying task and equipment for individual needs.
Interactive workshops will be used to provide a forum for discussion and development of students experiences in a practical setting. Students will learn through role play and scenario based tasks. The tutor(s) will deliver lecture based content in the first instance as a means to introduce topics and issues regarding coach practice. Students will be expected to play a full part in the practical aspects of the course in order to develop and fully appreciate the skills required to effectively operate as a coach or leader. Learning Outcomes 3 and 6 will be assessed through students leading peers through a physical activity which will provide a measure of their ability to implement knowledge gained. Outcomes 1, 2 and 5 will engage the student in a real world setting whereby they must endeavour to contritbute to an external organisation and its core business of providing physical activities for the youth of Bolton. This is allow them to identify and assess the use of leadership qualities in practice.
It will also provide a vehicle for their own personal development as a coach. Outcomes 3,4 and 6 will offer the opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to deliver skills based activity and provide a learning environment for their peers in a selected activity.
The learning hours for this module will be made up of the following components:
Lectures 3 x 2 hrs = 6 hrs
Seminars 6 x 1 hrs = 6 hrs
Tutorials 2 x 1.5 hrs = 3 hrs
Work based practice 6 hrs (flexible format depending on situation)
Practicals 10 x 2 hrs = 20
Background reading 6 x 4 hours = 24
Seminar preparation 6 x 4 hours = 24
Practical preparation 10 x 2 hours = 20
Coursework preparation 3 x 30 hours = 90
Revision 1 x 3 hours = 3
Presentation assessment 1 x 3 hours = 3
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify effective leadership characteristics||Observe and assess elements of leadership that are implemented in the work place|
|2.||Highlight various forms of communication||Observe and describe the forms of communication used in the work place|
|3.||Demonstrate the ability to lead a group activity||Practically deliver and offciate effectively a group game or activity|
|4.||Demonstrate the ability to provide a learning environment for skill development||Practically deliver and coach effectively a sports skill|
|5.||Illustrate an understanding of the considerations for various groups and activities||Observe and interpret the use of various adaptations to delivery to accommodate activity or group characteristics|
|6.||Awareness of the elements that constitute effective leadership||Illustrate a purposeful use of leadership characteristics through practical delivery|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||15 minute s leading and officiating a named activity||2000 word report Observation and Reflection of work place learning||20 minute Deliver a coaching session to provide skill learning||This includes completing 6 hours confirmed attendance as an assistant at a local youth sports organisation|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Cox, R.H. (1998) Sport Psychology, Concepts and Applications. 4th ed McGraw and Hill.
Crisfield, P. (1996) Analysing Your Coaching. NCF.
Martens, R. (1997) Successful Coaching. Human Kinetics.
Sports Coach UK Texts
Code of Conduct for Sports coaches
Equity in Your Coaching
Coaching Young Performers
Coaching Disabled Performers
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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