module specification

SP5064 - Advanced Delivery of Coaching Practice (2022/23)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2022/23
Module title Advanced Delivery of Coaching Practice
Module level Intermediate (05)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 150
12 hours Assessment Preparation / Delivery
111 hours Guided independent study
27 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Practical Examination 60%   Practical coaching exam with session plan (30 minutes)
Coursework 40%   Reflective Essay (1200 words)
Running in 2022/23

(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Tuesday Afternoon

Module summary

This module will take learning and experience from previous coaching-based modules and progress this learning to a more specific level. Where SP5054 dealt with generic principles and pedagogy behind coaching and teaching, this module aims to look at how the coaching process can operate in a far more varied and specific context. Within lectures you will learn about coaching in a range of different environments and under a range of circumstances, which you may well come up against in a coaching career. The module will move on from the generic theory and coaching/teaching of children, to the coaching of adults.


Practical sessions will present a series of challenging situations for you to exercise a keen problem-solving capability, and demonstrate a growing understanding of applying the underpinning coaching process in any scenario. Having learnt and developed the formulae for successful coaching, you will now be learning how to amend this depending on the situation, and become a highly effective coach.

Prior learning requirements

Pre-requisite SP5054 must have been taken Available for Study Abroad? NO


Performance Testing and Analysis (elite performers) (LO1, LO3)
Drugs in sport (LO1, LO3)
Training in extreme environments (LO1, LO3)
Reflective practice (LO2, LO3, LO4)
Notational analysis (LO1, LO3)
Warming-up and warming-down (LO1, LO3)
Individualised training (LO1, LO2, LO3)
Life-long coach development (LO1, LO4)
Ongoing practical coaching skills (LO1, LO2, LO3)

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

The basic structure to teaching and learning will involve a theory driven lecture supported by an interactive practical coaching-teaching session. Lectures will provide the essential theoretical base, whereas practical sessions offer students the opportunity to apply this knowledge and its relevance in practice.

Reflective practice is a continuous element as an important employability strand and driving force in personal development. A core coaching-teaching focus is the reflective practitioner and students are guided through this process and its relevance to future employability.

Learning outcomes

LO 1: Demonstrate an understanding of a range of coaching and communication skills

LO 2: Plan and present an extended practical coaching session

LO 3: Understand extended coaching concepts in varied situations.

LO 4: Analyse and discuss the theoretical role of reflective practice in sports coaching.

Assessment strategy


The assessment section of the module consists of two assessment parts.
Assessment (001). Practical Coaching Exam. The practical exams will begin in Teaching Week 7. A session plan should be written for an extended 60-minute coached session in the activity of the students’ choice (equipment availability considered). The practical delivery will be 25-30 minutes of that session.

Assessment (002). A reflective practice essay which consists of part reflective practice theory and part use of reflective practice to analyse your own coaching. The essay will be 1200 words and submitted in Teaching Week 14.