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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED1300 Skills in Sports & Outdoor Activities - Theory & Practice

10 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Andrew Lockwood

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module offers a unique chance to learn the skills of a new sport or activity, to learn about your own style of learning and to apply this to another of your academic modules. By taking part in a sport or activity that they have never participated in before students will learn and develop a range of new skills and abilities linked to their chosen sport/activity. Activities include Strength and Conditioning, Climbing, Squash and Multi Outdoor Activities (MOA). MOA includes hill walking, orienteering, climbing, caving, ghyll scrambling and night navigation amongst others. These activities are added and changed according to the weather.Through a number of taught lectures, activity meetings and tutorials, students will consider how they have gone about learning these new skills and how those approaches might be applied in the future both academically and in the workplace.Students will be assessed on the identification and application of this learning as well as reflecting on what this all means in the widest context for their professional development.Choosing from the above list, after enrolment you should email with your first and second choice of activity. Your timetable will then be updated accordingly. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


The module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of learning styles and how they can be applied in a range of different contexts.

The students will;
- Develop a range of new practical skills through their participation in a sporting activity;
- Develop a range of personal development goals;
- Study both skill acquisition and learning styles and relate this to their own practice;
- Develop their relective practice through developing and carrying out an action plan based on their learning.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Develop a range of new skills through their participation in their chosen sport and activity;
- Identify and explain the key components of skill acquisition theory and how that relates to their chosen activity;
- Construct and administer a personal development plan based on their knowledge and understanding of their learning style;
- Reflect on their learning throughout the module and how that can support their development moving forward.

Skills outcomes
Through this module students will develop the following skills:
- Communication
- Team working
- Creative problem solving
- Planning and Organisation
- Critical Thinking
- Independent working
- Time management.


The outline syllabus for the module is:
- Goal Setting
- Skill Acquisition
- Reflective Writing
- Learning Styles
- Action Planning
- Practical Sport Activity.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours60.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Online Reflective Journal- 15 Hours
Reading & Research - 16 Hours
Reflection, Analysis & Write Up - 29 Hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Individual tutorials where progression will be discussed and advice provided.
Attendance at lectures, tutorials & practical sessions with absence follow up.
Students will be provided with feedback forms at the completion of the module for formative feedback. A selection of students will meet with external examiners to provide feedback.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayEssay (1,000 words)50.00
Reflective logEvaluation & Reflection (1,000 words)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:41:12


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