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Course content to prepare for employment

At York St John many of our degree programmes contain modules with course content to help you prepare for employment.

 

Design

Client Design Project: level 2

Students will apply their developing skills as designers to other people's problems. The nature of client work will be investigated. Strategies for working practically with other professionals and subject disciplines will be explored.

 

Fine Art

Professional Arts Project: level 3

The module will be based on a brief to be negotiated with the tutor. Initial negotiation for this project will be at the conclusion of semester two in the second year, when material relevant to the module will be distributed and students informed of its nature and demands. Briefs may take the form of: • The production of a series of works suitable for professional exhibition. The theme of this series will be negotiated in consultation with the tutor. • The undertaking of a residency at a particular location or with a particular community or group of people. A site specific response.

 

Film & Television Production

Independent Project Pre-Production: Level 3

This module is a level 3 module located within the School of Arts and aims to provide you with the experience of working as independent producers of work from the point of conception to the point of production. You will form your own company in order to achieve this outcome and in doing so you will embrace commercial considerations as well as artistic ones. The module forms the basis of the necessary practical pre-production exercises (scriptwriting, storyboarding, etc.) but also the conceptual and economic pre-production activities that underpin successful independent production work.

 

Short Film and Television Production Project: Level 3

This module aims to provide you with the experience of working as independent producers of work. The formulation of a proposal for final production which includes evidence of exploration of factual or fictional short film or television forms the basis of the final project. You will take on board the responsibility for developing project work within the researched parameters of professional practice. This will result in a production intended for public consumption. The process and production will be tracked by a written document. (Normally, students will undertake two practical production projects).

 

Information Technology

Research Investigation - Information Technology (40 credits): Level 3

This module provides students with the opportunity to undertake a research investigation through individual and independent activity and to present their findings in an appropriate form. Students will typically either research/review issues related to the implementation/operation of information technology in a particular situation or develop a system/application for a client.

 

Healthcare Practice

Knowledge Work in Healthcare Practice: Level 3

This module aims to introduce participants to the constructed nature of knowledge and considers the significance to own practice area. Participants will examine the shift from manufacturing economy to knowledge economy alongside evaluating relevant knowledge frameworks in healthcare practice. Key theories of knowledge production and the constituents of 'expertise' will be considered in relation to the practitioner as both consumer and generator of authentic practice-related knowledge.

 

Sport

Introduction to Sport Development: Level 1

This module will introduce students to the broad and fragmented field of Sport Development and its historical development in the UK. Students shall develop conceptual understanding of sport development models that will enable them to understand the field of developing sport for sport's sake. The module embraces QAA benchmarking statements by enabling students opportunity to 'display a critical insight into the organisations and structures responsible for sport and the political ramifications arising from these' and introducing the opportunity to 'demonstrate a critical appreciation of sport development and facilitation principles'. Students will also be enabled to develop transferable skills required in the field of sport development, thereby enhancing employability.

 

Managing Sports Projects: Level 2

This module will aim to introduce students to key concepts in organisational theory in relation to managing sports projects and to provide the opportunity to critically analyse the organisational and management processes relevant to understanding the changing nature of the sport industries. The module therefore embraces QAA benchmarking statement by providing opportunity for students to 'employ strategic planning and development planning skills in analysing, understanding and addressing the development needs and intentions of sports organisations and communities'. Running alongside this module, students will be expected to obtain relevant vocational experience within their professional development module/practice including, where appropriate, contribution to the planning and management of a sports event.

 

Physiotherapy

  • Option to engage with certificated courses, for example Gym Instructor.

 

Sport

1ST010: Personal and Professional Development Planning

Level:1

Description: This module offers students the opportunity to integrate and develop personal, academic and professional skills related to the study of sport related programmes. Students will be provided the opportunity to develop and evaluate a personal and professional development plan encouraging reflective practice. Students will explore attitudes, values and beliefs in self and others and how this can influence their practice. The module will introduce the concept of professionalism underpinning practice and enable students to become familiar with the professional parameters of the working environment. Students will develop an awareness of reflection and its value within professional practice. The module embraces QAA (2008) benchmarking statements which both identified the need for engagement between employers and Higher Education alongside identifying that graduates of sport related programmes should be able to 'take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development' and 'self-appraise and reflect on practice'. Throughout the module, as part of a negotiated personal and professional development plan, students will be expected to obtain a range of relevant vocationally related qualifications and a minimum of 20 hours negotiated and relevant professional experience in a developing capacity.

 

1ST070: Introduction to Physical Education, Sports Coaching and Pedagogy

Level:1

Description: This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of pedagogy, physical education, sports coaching and child development, alongside applied practical experience in a range of physical education and sports coaching activities. The module will seek to engage students in a range of learning episodes that should provide a challenging but safe environment to develop as safe and effective practitioners (equivalent to Coach Education Level 1/2). The module therefore embraces the concepts of realistic and transformative learning. Practical participation will focus largely on key stage 1 and 2 activities which will provide the student with an understanding of the nature of physical education, sport and healthy active lifestyles and provides the opportunity to develop appropriate key skills. The module therefore embraces Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) (2008) benchmark statements allowing opportunity to 'monitor analyse, diagnose and prescribe action to enhance learning and performance of the component elements of sport' from a practical delivery perspective. Students will be able to reflect upon their experiences within this module and then apply this to real-life practice in a developmental way as part of their professional development module/practice. Likewise students will be encouraged to bring real-life issues experienced during their practice to seminar discussions embracing an enquiry based approach. Students will be expected to obtain relevant vocationally related qualification(s)/workshop attendance and vocational experience within their professional development module/practice (including minimum coaching standards). This module will have direct relevance to students wishing to pursue careers in teaching, coaching and instructing sport.

 

Level:2

Title: Professional Development

Description: This module offers students the opportunity to further develop relevant professional skills and experience related to the study of sport related programmes. Students will be provided with continuing opportunity to develop and evaluate a personal and professional development plan. The module will further explore professional parameters of the working environment including a range ethical, social and moral responsibilities and dilemmas. Students will continue to develop their skills as a reflective and evidence based practitioner. The module embraces QAA (2008) benchmarking statements which both identified the need for engagement between employers and Higher Education alongside identifying that graduates of sport related programmes should be able to 'take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development' and 'self-appraise and reflect on practice'. Throughout the module, as part of a negotiated personal and professional development plan, students will be expected to obtain a range of relevant vocationally related qualifications and a minimum of 30 hours negotiated and relevant professional experience in a developing capacity.

 

2ST090: Sports Massage Therapy

Description: The module provides the knowledge and ability to conduct sports massage therapy from an evidence-based perspective. This is achieved through an introduction to the techniques of massage therapy and detailed knowledge of anatomy and physiology, together with the evidenced based practice of massage as part of the management of soft tissue dysfunction. It will provide the knowledge and skills required to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients with a range of soft-tissue dysfunction and to provide post care advice following sports massage. The module directly links to the proposed revised National Occupational Standards for Sports Massage and Related Services in terms of units related to 'apply massage and soft tissue techniques to prevent and recover from injury' and as such students will be expected to obtain a vocationally related qualification and vocational experience within their professional development module/practice. This module will have direct relevance to students wishing to pursue careers in sports massage therapy.

 

2ST110: Physical Education, Sports Coaching and Pedagogy

Level:2

Title: Physical Education, Sports Coaching and Pedagogy

Description: This module aims to enable students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of Physical Education and Sports Coaching. It is designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the pedagogical process, and gain practical experience in contrasting tasks with a focus on aesthetic activities and individual activities. The module will seek to engage students in a range of learning episodes that should provide a challenging but safe environment to develop as safe and effective practitioners across the range of National Curriculum activities, embracing the concepts of realistic and transformative learning. Practical participation in this range of physical activities will broaden the students' experience of relevant National Curriculum activities and provides the opportunity to develop appropriate key skills pertinent to more challenging teaching and coaching environments. The module embraces QAA (2008) benchmark statements allowing opportunity to 'monitor, analyse, diagnose and prescribe action to enhance learning and performance of the component elements of sport'. Students will be able to reflect upon their experiences within this module and then apply this to real-life practice in a developmental way as part of their professional development module/practice. Likewise students will be encouraged to bring real-life issues experienced during their practice to seminar discussions embracing an enquiry based approach. Students will be expected to obtain relevant vocationally related qualification(s)/workshop attendance and vocational experience within their professional development module/practice.

 

2ST130: Policy and Practice in Sport Development

Level:2

Description: The aim of the module is to develop a systematic knowledge and understanding of the formulation and implementation of policy in relation to sport development. The module will also introduce students to political ideologies and relate them to past and present sport policies. The module therefore embraces QAA benchmarking statements by allowing students opportunity to 'employ social, economic and political theory to explain the development and differentiation of sport throughout society'. Running alongside this module, students will be expected to obtain relevant vocational experience within their professional development module/practice.

 

2ST140: Managing Sports Projects

Level:2

Description: This module will aim to introduce students to key concepts in organisational theory in relation to managing sports projects and to provide the opportunity to critically analyse the organisational and management processes relevant to understanding the changing nature of the sport industries. The module therefore embraces QAA benchmarking statement by providing opportunity for students to 'employ strategic planning and development planning skills in analysing, understanding and addressing the development needs and intentions of sports organisations and communities'. Running alongside this module, students will be expected to obtain relevant vocational experience within their professional development module/practice including, where appropriate, contribution to the planning and management of a sports event.