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Module Title
Learning in the Workplace I

work based learning; experience; work skills

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2010
ApprovedJune 2010
AmendedSeptember 2015
Version No.3

This Version is No Longer Current
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Prerequisites for Module

Successful completion of Stage One of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Completion of HS2101, HS2104, HS2105, HS2118,HS2119 and HS2120.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

This module aims to provide students with experiential learning opportunities during which they can apply existing knowledge and skills through engagement with a meaningful practical placement experience.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Appraise existing challenges to the delivery of sport and exercise within a placement context.
2. Develop and implement appropriate session plans to deliver placement activities.
3. Convey key physical activity, health and wellbeing messages to different audiences.
4. Demonstrate effective teamwork, communication and leadership skills.
5. Apply an appropriate reflective practice model.

Indicative Module Content

Reflective practice; working with young people and vulnerable groups; session plans; core transferable skills; sport coaching skills and qualifications; applying theory to practice; placement experiences.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Workplace Learning (full time for 4 weeks)

Directed Study

Pre-placement visits

Private Study



Mode of Delivery

This is a work based learning module. This module comprises a work placement. Each student will undertake 28 hours per week in the workplace for a period of 4 weeks. This will equate to 112 contact hours.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4,5


Indicative Bibliography

1.KNOWLES, Z., GILBOURNE, D., CROPLEY, B. and DUGDILL, L., 2014. Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences: Contemporary Issues. Oxon: Routledge.
2.BIDDLE, S.J.H., MUTRIE, N., and GORELY, T., 2015. Psychology of Physical Activity: Determinants, Well-Being and Interventions. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge.
3.NASH, C., 2014. Practical Sports Coaching. Oxon: Routledge.

Additional Notes

Students will not normally be allowed to go out on placement unless their attendance for semester 1 and 2 modules and the pre placement training sessions is above 80%.
Students will normally be expected to obtain a satisfactory PVG clearance (previously an enhanced disclosure) prior to completion of this modules workplace learning hours. For more details about the PVG scheme please visit:

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781