SD0512 - Sport: Continued Professional Development

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What will I learn on this module?

The main focus of the module is work, or career, specific learning. It encourages you to develop independence and to take responsibility for your own career-relevant skill development. This process is supplemented by the inclusion of generic lectures, workshops, associated directed learning tasks and individual tutorial support. The generic lectures will provide you with the knowledge necessary to allow you to capitalise upon this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity. Workshops and directed tasks will allow for the development of essential self-reflection skills.
Generic lecture and workshop topics include:
· Self-reflection and SMART analysis and Key Skills exercises to establish your development needs as a Sport Coach / Sport Development Practitioner.
· Creating a CPD contract and CPD Portfolio
· Identifying appropriate Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to enhance your degree related expertise and aspirations

Once you have written your SMART / Key Skills analysis and CPD contract you will then be able to identify a number of potential CPD opportunities in the form of short courses, workshops, coaching awards, etc. Many of the skills and abilities you will learn will be of value to your life-long learning aspirations.

Potential CPD Opportunities may include:
· Volunteering / working in a sport coaching / sport development environment
· Working in a PE context
· Shadowing a professional in the workplace
· Writing business plans
· Writing grant applications
· Attendance at conferences, workshops, courses.

Regular contact is maintained between you and your supervisor in order to ensure that you are supported throughout the module.

How will I learn on this module?

This module is essentially work-based and requires you to engage in CPD activities and learning experiences to enhance your employability. The module will be delivered initially via a series of introductory lectures explaining the purpose of CPD, the process, and the assessment. You will be assigned a CPD supervisor at the start of the module to support you in setting your personal SMART objectives and Key Skills analysis and CPD contract that will be summatively assessed. The learning strategies of taught sessions, and the writing of the CPD contract aim to develop your conceptual knowledge of sport coaching / development and to identify the range of skills and competencies needed to be effective in your own career. You will then in choose suitable CPD opportunities, experiences, courses, workshops, etc. to address you identified employability needs. The final assessment task is the production of a CPD portfolio and self reflection.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During the first few weeks you will be introduced to the module and its’ administrative procedures and assessment requirements and you will be assigned a CPD tutor to help you in the learning process of evaluating your career aspiration needs, and to make the most of your CPD opportunities
Support materials for sessions will be available to you on the eLP including the lecture slides, suggested reading, access to interactive digital resources and websites, and other useful resources such as discussion boards and invitations to attend lectures by guest speakers. Information about various courses and workshops, conferences and other volunteering opportunities will also be publicised to you and will also be available on the eLP. For further support on taught sessions you can access the tutors for one-to-one discussions and tutorials via the tutorial booking system.

Formative preparation for the curriculum vitae writing, letters of application, SMART objectives, Key Skills analysis and the CPD contract will take place in taught sessions where you will be able to practise your self reflection skills and receive feedback from your peers and tutors. Preparation for the portfolio will take place in specific focused sessions that will afford you the opportunity to ask assignment related questions. Written feedback will be provided for both summative assessments. A generic feedback session will take place for each assessment, and generic feedback from previous years will also be made available on the eLP.

There is also comprehensive help available in the university library on a wide range of generic academic topics such as: academic writing, statistics, report writing, referencing, and how to hone your presentation skills.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the module you will have been given the opportunity to:
1. undertake self-reflection and appraisal of your career aspirations and needs and evaluate your performance against the National Occupational Standards or UKCC Coaching competencies;
2. undertake an evidence based audit of the success of your learning experience related to your SMART Objectives and Key Skill analysis of your employability needs;

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
By the end of the module you will have been given the opportunity to:
3. apply the skills of an independent learner to your academic study and continued professional development with academic support;

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
By the end of the module you will have been given the opportunity to:
4. behave in a manner consistent with professional and ethical standards;
5. engage in a questioning and critical approach to learning.

How will I be assessed?

The summative assessment for this module
comprises a:

1. a CPD contract (1,500 words) worth 30% of the module total assessment.

and

2. a CPD portfolio (70%) which comprises a portfolio of critical reflection, self evaluations and reviews, and action planning related to your personal development goals. (3500 words)

A system of individual tutorial support is implemented in order to guide you through the process or choosing and enrolling on CPD workshops, and in undertaking your self-reflection and final self reflection. Additional formative assessment will also be available on the individual courses and workshops

Directed tasks whilst on the module will ensure that you continuously reflect upon your performance as a sport related practitioner and that you set appropriate targets. Feedback will be given in a group session and you can access personal tutorials to support subsequent assessments.

Regular contact is maintained between you and your supervisor throughout the module in order to ensure that you are supported in the CPD experience.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

The main focus of the module is work based learning, which encourages you to develop independence and to take responsibility for your own skill development in an appropriate series of skill and experience enhancement opportunities of your choice. This process is supplemented by the inclusion of generic lectures, workshops, associated directed learning tasks and individual tutorial support. The generic lectures will provide the foundation knowledge necessary to allow you to capitalise upon the CPD opportunities. Workshops and directed tasks will allow for the development of essential skills through self-reflection and formative assessment tasks. A system of individual tutorial support is implemented in order to guide you through the CPD process. Regular contact is maintained between yourself and your supervisor in order to ensure that you are supported throughout the module.

Course info

UCAS Code CX61

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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