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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED2060 Sports Development and Management

10 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Andrew Lockwood

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Sport Development is an ever growing and complex field of study. From education to health, crime to the Olympics, sport has a part to play. In this module, students will look at the whole sporting landscape in the U.K and how government contributes to the development of sport. The module will also look at the key challenges sport and physical activity face and what strategies and programmes have been devised to tackle these. Students will develop their analysis and evaluation skills through looking critically at these interventions and the impact they have. If you are interested in working in sport as a practitioner, then this module will provide an interesting insight. Designated a Special Skills module, this module is open to students on all degree programmes.Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


The module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of sport development through theoretical learning and critical analysis.

The module will focus on a range of Sport Development strands, namely:
- Government Policy in relation to Sport and Physical Activity;
- The Sporting Landscape;
- How sport is monitored and evaluated;
- The range of sporting organisations and their purpose;
- How to critically analyse specific programme and initiatives;
- The key challenges within sport development.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- Discuss and analyse the complex sporting landscape in the UK;
- Explain the key challenges Sport Development faces and evaluate the role of sport across government;
- Analyse a range of government sports policies and strategies;
- Critically evaluate the methodologies used to develop and create sport programmes in the UK;
- Critique Sport Development programmes and construct evidence-based recommendations and actions.


- What is Sports Development;
- The national perspective – Government;
- What is current sport policy and how is it delivered and monitored;
- Understanding different delivery agencies;
- What Sports Development practitioners actually do;
- Understanding of key challenges with practical examples.

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
Independent online learning hours30.00
Private study hours58.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Pre-seminar reading - 18 hours
Planning & research for individual report 20 hours
Planning and research for verbal presentation 20 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Throughout seminars the session lead will plan activities and challenges that present formative feedback opportunities. These will include strategies such as;
- Group Problem Solving
- Presentation of findings
- One to one discussions in tutorials
The online learning units each week will also contain discussion board activities for students to engage with critical questions relating to the subject.

Bi-weekly meeting with staff.
Bi-weekly written report showing meeting minutes, plans, progress and action points.

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
ReportIndividual report 1,500 words50.00
PresentationGroup presentation (15 minutes)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

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/07/2021 10:21:12


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