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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED2009 Teaching and Coaching Young People

10 creditsClass Size: 26

Module manager: Andrew Lockwood

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep 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

Are you thinking of a career in teaching Physical Education or coaching sport? Not sure which one is for you? Would you like to know more about each discipline? This module offers you the opportunity to explore each career and help you to find which is right for you. This module is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of working with children in a Physical Education and Sport environment. The module will consider the difference in pedagogy between teaching and coaching and how each approach can be applied to get the best out of children aged between 5 -19 years. The module covers both the theoretical and practical application of both disciplines and as such should develop knowledge and understanding from an applied perspective. This approach will allow students to reflect on their personal skills, strengths and weaknesses and their future aspirations which underpins the assessment methodology of the module. Designed as a Special Skills module, it is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


Students will be able to understand:
- Current education policies and strategies which affect the teaching of PE and coaching of sport;
- The pedagogy of teaching and coaching;
- Lesson and session planning and high quality delivery of Physical Education and Sport;
- How to undertake a critical evaluation of teaching and coaching practice;
- How to reflect on their personal development and its impact moving forward;
- The employment requirements for both sectors.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Analyse the pedagogy behind successful teaching and coaching;
- Analyse and evaluate the key components of high quality teaching and coaching;
- Construct and evaluate a high quality teaching and coaching lesson and session plan;
- Apply evidence-based knowledge to the practice of teaching Physical Education and coaching sport;
- Discuss personal strengths and weaknesses and evaluate the impact of those on both graduate attributes and their chosen career path.

Skills outcomes
By taking this module students will develop skills in and understanding of;
- Teaching pedagogy
- Coaching pedagogy
- Delivering a PE/Coaching session
- Reflective Practice
- Observational and Analytical skills


- Be introduced to some of the principles behind teaching, planning and observation.
- Be introduced to some of the principles behind the coaching process (planning, delivering and evaluating) and observation.
- Plan and deliver a PE and School Sports (PESS) festival to primary school aged children.
- Undertake an evaluation of effectiveness of delivery observed and delivered.
- Meet the experts - Teaching and Coaching employers.
- Attend individual tutorials to monitor and discuss progress.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours30.00
Private study hours45.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation and evaluation of sessions observed/delivered 15 hrs
Reflective Journal completion 10 hrs
Planning & research for practical festival 10 hrs
Analysis and reflection for written assessment 10 hrs

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;
- Practical session with peer and teacher feedback
- Conditioned situations aimed at testing knowledge
- One to one discussions in tutorials

There will also be a range of tools used within the online learning units for this module. This will include discussion board, reflective journals and mini MCQ’s.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayReflective essay 2,000 words50.00
Teaching SkillsSession plan: completed session or lesson plan - 1000 word equivalent.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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