SP5015 - Managing Sport Development Projects

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What will I learn on this module?

This module provides you with an introduction to the planning and delivery of sport development programmes and projects. It will provide you with the knowledge and understanding, usually through a partnership with external professionals, of the requirements of managing all of the elements involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a sports development project. The content of the module will include an introduction to the planning and delivery of community based sports schemes; the planning process; project planning; project logistics; and project delivery. Within the module you will engage with local partners to observe projects in practice and to plan and deliver a small-scale sport development project.

How will I learn on this module?

On this module there will be a range of teaching methods including traditional lectures and seminars used to provide the theoretical underpinning and then workshops and external visits to help you to apply your understanding in practice. Workshop sessions will allow you time to work with your peers in developing ideas for a real-life small-scale sport development project. In order to observe existing projects in action the module will also include external visits and guest lectures to really bring the module content to life. Small group tutorials will also be available to allow individual project groups to receive more directed feedback and support from tutors in the development of their project ideas.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Staff teaching on this module will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to the module.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum.

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:
1. Develop knowledge of the project planning and project management processes within the context of sport development.
2. Develop an understanding of the role of effective sport development projects within various settings.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Develop the ability to communicate professional through liaison with industry representatives and effective presentation skills.
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply theoretical principles of project management to applied sport development projects and settings.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Develop awareness of and sensitivity to the potential ethical and moral issues relating to sport development projects.

How will I be assessed?

· Summative Assessment:
1. Project plan (group- 15minute
presentation) - working in a group of 4 you will prepare a detailed plan for a small-scale sport development project which you will then present to a mock panel of ‘project funders’ who will assess your proposed ideas . (Assesses MLO’s 1, 2, 3 & 5)
2. Project report (individual- 2000 words) - you are required to prepare an evaluation report of a local sport development project which you have observed. (Assesses MLO’s 1, 2 , 4 & 5)

· Formative Assessment:
Through taught sessions students will be provided with opportunities to gain feedback on their project ideas from both tutors and industry professionals. The workshops will provide opportunities for students to prepare elements of the summative assessment and gain feedback from tutors and peers.





Module abstract

On completion of this module you will have observed real-life sport development projects in action, gained an in-depth understanding of the project planning process and had the opportunity to design your own project. Using contacts from the local sport industry you will have gained detailed understanding of the types of projects which currently run within sport development environments and will have had the opportunity to talk to current industry professionals about the demands of running effective projects. Your understanding of project management within the context of sport development will have developed significantly. This is a highly applied module which allows you to take the theoretical concepts underpinning sport development and project management and put them into practice in real-life settings.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

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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