Module Title:People Management Skills (Sports)
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Students will be encouraged to engage in active discussion of material during lectures; Problem Solving Exercises – students will work as individuals and as part of a team to develop solutions to problems.; Class Discussion/Case Studies – All classes will involve active engagement and discussion with the material; E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials; Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices. Students will receive formative feedback.
Module Aim: The aims of the module is to encourage students to develop their understanding of human resource management and organisational psychology in sports organisations and help them to develop a range of definable skills which are pivotal to successful management practice. Specifically, it provides students with an understanding of the skills and abilities at both (i) an individual and (ii) group level that they will need in order to operate successfully in their future careers. Students are expected to attend lectures, engage in self-reflective exercises, prepare for and contribute to class discussions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Identify and develop critical skills and abilities that are required to be successful managers and professionals in a sporting organisation
LO2 Define and explain the key terms, concept, theories and practices of HRM and Work Psychology in a range of organisational contexts
LO3 Critical Evaluate the key HR factors that influence the administration of modern sport.
LO4 Develop self awareness and understanding of own people management style and skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to HRM and Work Psychology
Outline distinction and explain HRM and Work Psychology. Identify importance of understanding concepts for successful management
HRM in Sporting Organisations
Performance Management and Appraisals; Reward Management; Recruitment and Selection; Training and Development; Organisational culture; employee relations
Managing Yourself and PDP
An introduction to continuing professional development and personal development planning; establishing your vision of success; goal setting
Motivating Others
The nature of motivation; motivation and the manager
Leadership and Teams
Leadership theories, Characteristics of Effective Leader; Diagnosing your teamworking skills and ability; solving inter-group conflict
Managing Conflict
Identifying sources of conflict in teams and organisations; strategies for managing and eliminating conflict
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Tips and techniques for solving problems and making effective decisions in multiple contexts
Time and Project Management
Effective and efficient time management skills and techniques
Skills Development
Negotiation Skills; Communication and Presentation Skills;
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 1,3,4 20.00 Week 9
Other Examination/Essay/Group Project/Presentation/Case studies 1,2,3 20.00 Week 15
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.50
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 100.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBGAA_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (GAA) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBRUG_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Rugby) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSOC_D BA in Sport Coaching & Business Management (Soccer) 3 Mandatory
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 3 Mandatory