Module Title:Coach Education and Practice 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The teaching & learning strategies employed within this module will include, lectures, workshops, group discussion/debate, problem solving exercises, practical sessions, e-learning, self-directed independent learning and independent research.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is for the learner to explore pedagogical knowledge, skills and principles underpinning effective coaching pedagogy and practice. Identify and demonstrate a critical understanding of key learning theories and model based approaches to learning in coaching pedagogy practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Construct a philosophy for effective coaching pedagogy and practice and critically evaluate key components of learning within a coaching pedagogy and practice context
LO2 Examine advanced pedagogical coaching practice where high quality learning outcomes are achieved within a coaching and pedagogy context, across a range of activities.
LO3 Manage participants in small groups; communicate in small group discussion and evaluation; demonstrate an ability to observe and evaluate.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Components of Learning within Coaching Pedagogy and Practice:
Designing and managing the learning environment/experience; questioning to generate dialogue and thinking; provide opportunities for formulating, testing and evaluating solutions; develop a supportive environment.
Advanced Pedagogical Coaching Practice:
Identify and examine advanced pedagogical coaching practice approaches; learner-centred pedagogy, learning-centred pedagogy; game based pedagogy.
Practical applications of different pedagogical coaching strategies:
Planning and delivering practical coaching sessions to a specific group of participants. Designing a programme of coaching practice illustrating suitable progression. Theoretical and practical exploration of a pedagogical model.
Key Skills:
Manage participants in small groups and communicate in group discussion and evaluation; demonstrate an ability to observe and evaluate; manage self-learning by setting and meeting targets; develop an understanding of how to construct a reasoned discussion; apply critical thinking to evaluate observed practice in reflection of pedagogical theories.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Coaching portfolio (minimum 2,000 words) comprises of a coaching philosophy statement, coaching session plans, session delivery descriptions and session review pieces for coaching sessions delivered for individual sports. 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Group Task – Group Presentation 2,3 40.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Practicals Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSBC_B Bachelor or Arts (Honours) in Sport, Business and Coaching 3 Mandatory