SP7518: Work Based Project


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SP7518: Work Based Project

Module Title Work Based Project
Module Code SP7518
Module Tutor Pauline Williams
School School of Sport and Exercise
CAT Points 30
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

This module is based around the development and implementation of a work based project relevant to the setting of the learner in a high performing sport environment. The module will involve the student identifying a project, then devise and negotiate project objectives and outcomes in agreement with the learners tutor and any relevant organisation.

Indicative Syllabus

The student will complete their project hours over a period of time agreed with the supervisor. Each student will identify, or be allocated, a member of university academic staff who will act as their project supervisor, providing support and guidance when required.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Devise and negotiate project objectives and outcomes in agreement with the learners tutor and any relevant organisation
  2. Identify professional practical outcomes that will result from the project which will address the learners personal goals and strategic organisational / professional requirements
  3. Design, develop, apply and evaluate practical, methodologically sound research skills and techniques, taking into consideration relevant ethical, confidential, codes of practice and data protection issues
  4. Critically analyse relevant theories, frameworks and principles, taking a critical approach to ideas and assumptions in use with consideration of issues beyond the immediate area of practice
  5. Plan and strategically manage a project within an agreed framework, making informed judgements and managing dilemmas which include those that impact outside the immediate work area of the organisation
  6. Critically reflect and evaluate the project drawing upon relevant academic concepts, reflective models and appropriate theories.

Make recommendations within the final report for their own professional development, the organisation and for the discipline of the learner.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 60
Independent Learning Hours: 240
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 30% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1800 words
002: 70% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 4200 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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