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HL10357: Continuing professional development

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • CPD Self -Assessment Assignment 2 (1500 words) (CW 75%)
  • Profile Assignment 1 (500 words) (CW 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
Students who complete this unit will have considered the conceptualisation of professional learning as a lifelong endeavour. They will explore issues in the fields of lifelong learning and continuing professional development. They will consider the range of learning opportunities and forms of learning support.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students will be able to examine the processes and stages involved in professional induction and professional development within sport, coaching and physical education contexts.


* Written communication T/A
* Problem solving skills. T/F/A
* Ability to apply theory into practice. T/F/A
* Ability to produce work to agreed specifications and deadlines. A

Students who complete this unit will examine the idea that professional development is a key responsibility of a professional coach and educator. The processes and stages of career-long professional development will be analysed from theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives. Continuing professional development contexts for both coaches and physical educators will be explored, compared and contrasted in the light of current debates about lifelong learning and continuing professional development. The importance of continuing professional development to a coach will also be considered in the contexts of self and of acting as a facilitator for other's development.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10357 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.