SPCO110-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Practicum 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021


This course provides the application of sport coaching theory to practice. Students will apply and evaluate aspects of coaching pedagogy and exercise science during coaching sessions with a primary school team, through a season of practices and interschool games.

Learning Outcomes

1. Plan and implement a series of coaching sessions relevant to primary school aged children  
2. Apply appropriate pedagogical knowledge and motor skill learning theory to primary aged children
3. Use critical reflection skills to assess personal coaching effectiveness and future professional needs and development, including effective Te Reo me ōna tikanga.


1) Enrolment in BSpC degree, or
2) Approval of Programme Coordinator based on police vetting




Course Coordinator

Glenn Fyall


Jackie Cowan


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 18 Sep 2020 100% SPCO110 Coaching Portfolio: Plan, implement and reflect on a series of personal coaching sessions (LO 1,2,3)

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Metzler, Michael W.,1952-; Instructional models for physical education ; Third edition; Routledge, 2017.

Recommended Reading

Nelson, Lee , Groom, Ryan, Potrac, Paul; Learning in sports coaching :theory and application ; Routledge, 2016.

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to General Course and Examination Regulation J: Dishonest Practice and Breach of Instructions.

Assessment and grading system

This is a Pass/Fail course. Students are expected to complete ALL requirements outlined in the portfolio submission task to an appropriate level. The final pass/fail grade will be determined collaboratively by the course lecturers and the assigned associate teacher or mentor in the context that students are coaching.


Due to the close community relationship forged between UC and the sporting partners (e.g. schools, sports clubs), the integrity and sustainability of the course is dependant on students maintaining high standards of attendance and communication. Students are expected to attend ALL scheduled coaching sessions as well as all other meetings, forums and discussions set out in the Practicum portfolio submission requirements. In the case of absence you are expected to email the course lecturer outline the reasons for your absence. Illness should be accompanied by a medical certificate once this is able to be provided. Non-attendance, due to illness or unforeseeable circumstances will require communication with the course lecturer(s) and validity of the absence will be determined by the course lecturer. Distance students should watch recorded sessions, and interact with other material provided by their lecturer shortly after it is made available through LEARN or other methods. This will ensure that you do not miss vital information which will allow you to make sense of the course content.


Students will be asked to complete course evaluations, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback during their courses. Surveys are conducted electronically and are confidential. The College of Education, Health and Human Development will conduct regular graduate surveys.

Grade moderation

All course assessments in the Bachelor of Sport Coaching are internally moderated.  A sample of your work may be used as part of this moderation process. Regular examiners meetings monitor the distribution of final grades in courses and adjustments are made if necessary to ensure reasonable consistency and comparability of course grades.

Late submission of work

An assessment is late if it is handed in after the due date, without a formal extension.  If an assessment is submitted after the due date, 5% will be deducted from the final grade for every day the assessment is late.  No assessments will be accepted after a period of 3 days after the due date, unless an extension has been granted.


The Award regulations for the Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be found within the UC Calendar.  The UC calendar is available online at:
The specific Award regulations for the degree can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/award/bspc_regs.shtml
The College of Education Health and Human Development assessment guidelines, which contain specific information regarding the College grading scale, late work, extensions, submission of work, reconsideration of grades, Special Consideration procedures, academic integrity, and moderation of assessment can be found at:
The specific assessment details for each course, including assessment dates, can be found on the Courses, Subjects and Qualifications website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Other specific requirements

All written assessment tasks and presentations must be referenced according to APA convention. (Information relating to APA referencing can be obtained from both the Central and Education Libraries.) Most assignments must be submitted online. Online submission requires students to formally acknowledge that what they are submitting is their own work. Hardcopy submissions must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet (available from the course lecturer).

Requests for extensions

Students who cannot complete assessments by the due date should discuss their situation with the course lecturer  Where circumstances are known in advance, the student should discuss these with the course lecturer at least one week days prior to the assessment due date. In circumstances where this is not appropriate, the student should discuss their situation with the course lecturer as soon as possible.


This is a PASS/FAIL course. No resubmissions are available for this course.

Special Consideration

Students wishing to apply for Special Consideration should refer to this link for further information: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/special-consideration.shtml

Partial Exemption from Assessment

If you are wishing to apply for partial exemption from assessment in a course (e.g. if you are repeating a course and you have have previously passed one or more assessments from within the course, and do not wish to write this assessment again) you may apply for this using the form: Application for Partial Exemption from Assessment

Where to submit and collect work

Electronic Submission via LEARN (all on campus and distance students)
All students must submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn (Moodle) class site, on or before the due date.  All submitted assessment work will be screened by the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.  There is opportunity for students to submit a draft report to monitor levels of plagiarism prior to the final submission for marking.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. If you require assistance, please email ictservicedesk@canterbury.ac.nz, or phone 03 369 5000.

Hard Copy Submission for On-Campus Students
Where your course lecturer requires a hardcopy submission, on campus students’ assignments are to be submitted with a cover sheet to the Sport & Physical Education office, (behind the Rec Centre) by 5.00pm, or by the time directed by the course lecturer, on or before the due date. Please use the drop box placed at the entrance to School office. Distance students will receive specific instructions from their course lecturer. Marked assignments will be returned directly from the lecturer.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO110 Occurrences

  • SPCO110-21W (C) Whole Year 2021
  • SPCO110-21W (D) Whole Year 2021 (Distance)