SP7517: CPD


Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

SP7517: CPD

Module Title CPD
Module Code SP7517
Module Tutor Alison Croad
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module will involve the learner in identifying a relevant and appropriate programme of CPD and identifying how the student can benefit from a range of formal, non – formal and informal learning. Students will investigate the learning that takes place via experiential learning situations within coaching, strength and conditioning and/or sports therapy, mentoring and the use of reflection. Students will be expected to undertake and involve themselves in a range of learning environments across coaching, strength and conditioning and/or sports therapy and critically appraise the learning that takes place in within one of these contexts.

Indicative Syllabus

What is CPD for? What role does reflection and mentoring play in learning and effectiveness of practice for coaching, strength and conditioning and/or sports therapy. How do practitioners structure experiential learning to maximise its effectiveness for coaching, strength and conditioning and/or sports therapy. How does past athletic experience help our leaning?

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Devise a learning proposal identifying the learning to be undertaken, justifying CPD activity in relation to job role, own development and the wider needs of the organization / sector
  2. Produce a record of the CPD undertaken including evidence of attendance, information and specialist knowledge gathered Identify, exemplify and justify potential improvements to personal practice and athlete performance through the application of sport science, technology or the use of support staff
  3. Demonstrate mastery of and analyse the facts, principles, concepts, opinions and practical skills acquired which will include addressing relevant ethical, confidential, codes of conduct and data protection issues
  4. Critically appraise how the knowledge and practical skills gained build upon current practice competence and how these have been / will be applied in order to manage complexities, lacunae and dilemmas
  5. Examine how mastery of practice knowledge gained draws upon relevant, up to date and complex academic theory and models, and the assumptions underlying them, and extending into the wider context of the area of relevant practice
  6. Critically evaluate the effectiveness of the CPD activity including impact outside the immediate context of the workplace
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 25% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: 15 minutes
002: 75% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 4000 words
Special Assessment Requirements None
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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