Unit Title: Sport in Society
Unit Code: 5T5Z0018
Core: YES (SM
Assignment Title: A critical review into the development of a current public sport policy
You are required to select, analyse and critique a current public sport policy that is promoted by the government and produce a report (2,500 words) that outlines the:
- Factors that have influenced the development of your chosen sport policy;
- The programmes and projects that have been implemented at the grassroots level to support the delivery of your chosen sport policy;
- Outcomes including key performance indicators used to measure its success.
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed.
Analyse how public policy influences sport from a business and social perspective.
Evaluate how macro environmental factors influence the development and implementation of sport policy.
Assignment Details and Instructions.
Write a 2,500 word individual report (+/- 10%).
Students should select one of the three current sport policies that have been identified within the governments new sport strategy (Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation).
Students should refer to the specific policy theory introduced in the lectures and tutorials to help them analyse and critically review their chosen sport policy.
Students are advised to be selective in the utilisation of the number of programmes and projects that have been implemented to support the delivery of your chosen sport policy. This is to avoid a descriptive account being provided of all the programmes and projects that could be attributed to your chosen sport policy. By way of a guideline, the selection of 2-4 programmes and projects will suffice to answer this specific part of the assessment brief.
Students should also refer to the five outcomes identified in ‘Sporting Future: A New
Strategy for an Active Nation) when answering this specific part of the assessment brief.
A number of formative workshops will be scheduled during the lectures and tutorials to provide guidance and additional information on this assessment. Students are required to attend these sessions to ensure relevant engagement with this assessment.
The report should be written in an appropriate business-like format (see Moodle for further information).
Harvard referencing must be used.
Early Career/ World Class Professional Skills (PLOs) being assessed or developed/assessed.
This assessment will help students to develop their professional development skills and in particular focus on developing their understanding of the political and policy landscape of the sport industry. By completing this assessment, students will also develop their information gathering capabilities and critically evaluate how public sport policies are developed and implemented to the grassroots level. These skills are considered essential for students as they begin to develop as an Early Career /World Professional Skills within the sports industry.
Specifically, this assessment supports the development and assessment of the following Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
PLO1 – Our graduates will apply critical thinking to practical and theoretical problems.
- This assessment involves students to critically review a recent sport policy including why it has been developed, how it has been developed and how it is measured.
PLO2 - Our graduates will be effective communicators using a range of media.
- This assessment involves students producing a professional report.
PLO5 - Our graduates will develop subject specific knowledge and skills in their programme discipline.
- This assessment will help students to develop their specific knowledge of how policies are developed and delivered in sport.