Plymouth University Academic Partnerships cornwall college (newquay) Programme Quality Handbook



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1Welcome and Introduction to BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science (Top up) 19

2Programme Team 19

3Personal Tutor 20

3.1Plymouth Portal 21

4Programme Details 22

4.1Enhancement Activities 22

4.2Progression through the programme 22

4.3HE Careers Guidance – Cornwall College 23

4.4HE Careers Guidance – Plymouth University 23

5Employment Opportunities 23

6Teaching, Learning and Assessment 23

6.1Referencing Guides 24

7Assessment Schedules and Feedback 24

8Student Feedback 29

8.1Student Representation and Enhancement 29

8.2Student Perception Surveys 29

8.3Closing the Feedback Loop 30

8.4Programme Committee Meetings (PCM) 31

8.5Complaints 31

8.6Extenuating Circumstances 31

9Appendix 33

9.1Programme Specification – to be the latest version associated with the programme 33

Programme Title: BSc (Hons) Marine Sport (Top up) 34

Partner Delivering Institution: Cornwall College , Newquay 34

State Date: September 2016 34

First Award Date: 2016-17 34

Date(s) of Revision(s) to this Document: 34

PS1. Programme Details 36

PS2. Brief Description of the Programme 36

PS3. Details of Accreditation by a Professional/Statutory Body (if appropriate) 37

PS4. Exceptions to Plymouth University Regulations 37

PS5. Programme Aims 37

PS6. Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO) 37

PS7. Distinctive Features 38

Students will be involved in co-construction of the curriculum from content, to style of delivery and assessment method. Learner Led Project Based Problem Solving real life tasks and scenarios will be incorporated at every opportunity. 39

There is strong pastoral support. Students are allocated a personal tutor and will have regular meetings with them to check progress, develop academic skills and professional development. 39

The small size of the campus promotes a friendly and supportive environment; no-one is lost in the crowd! 39

PS8. Student Numbers 39

PS9. Progression Route(s) 39

PS10. Admissions Criteria 40

PS11. Academic Standards and Quality Enhancement 41

PS12. Programme Structure 43

PS13. Explanation and Mapping of Learning Outcomes, Teaching & Learning and Assessment 43

Appendix 1 - Module Records 52

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 53

This module provides a foundation in a range of scientific techniques and skills that are fundamental to academic study of the sciences both in a field based and laboratory scenario. 53

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 53

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 53

COURSEWORK 53

PRACTICE 53

E1 (Formally scheduled) 53

C1 53


70% 53

P1 53


E2 (OSCE) 53

C2 53


P3 53

T1 (in-class test) 53

30% 53

A1 53


SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: CC Newquay Assessment Panel 53

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 53

DATE OF APPROVAL: 28/02/11 53

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 53

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: 01/09/11 53

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: 01/09/13 53

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 55

Scheduled Activities 55

Hours 55

Comments/Additional Information 55

Lecture 55

15 55


Workshop 55

15 55


Practical 55

20 55


Self-directed study 55

150 55


Total 55

200 55


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 55

Category 55

Element 55

Component Name 55

Component weighting 55

Comments Include links to learning objectives 55

Written exam 55

E1 55


0% 55

T1 55


Statistics 55

100% 55


100% 55

LO4 55


Coursework 55

C1 55


Scientific Report 55

Consultancy Report 55

40% 55

60% 55


55

100% 55


LO1, 55

LO 2 &3 55

Practice 55

P1 55


0% 55

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 57

Theoretical aspects of wave formation and motion and the link to weather systems it will also provide students with an understanding of tides and tidal cycles, climatic changes along with practical aspects of meteorology, and the ability to interpret weather systems 57

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 57

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 57

COURSEWORK 57

PRACTICE 57

E1 (Formally scheduled) 57

C1 57

50% 57


P1 57

E2 (OSCE) 57

C2 57

P3 57


T1 (in-class test) 57

50% 57


A1 57

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay SAP 57

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 57

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 57

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 57

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 57

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 57

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 59

Scheduled Activities 59

Hours 59


Comments/Additional Information 59

Lecture 59

Workshop 59

Practical 59

Total 59

200 59


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 59

Category 59

Element 59

Component Name 59

Component weighting 59

Comments Include links to learning objectives 59

Written exam 59

E1 59


T_ 59

100% 59


100% 59

LO2 & 4 59

Coursework 59

C1 59


Case Studies 59

100% 59


100% 59

LO1 & 3 59

Practice 59

P_ 59


0% 59

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 61

This module provides students with the knowledge and understanding necessary for the intelligent selection of processes and materials in product design, material selection, testing, composition and development in relation to the manufacturing process 61

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 61

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 61

COURSEWORK 61

PRACTICE 61

E1 (Formally scheduled) 61

40% 61

C1 61


P1 61

60% 61


E2 (OSCE) 61

C2 61


P3 61

T1 (in-class test) 61

A1 61

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 61



Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 61

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 61

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 61

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 61

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 61

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 62

Scheduled Activities 62

Hours 62


Comments/Additional Information 62

Lecture 62

10 62

Workshop 62



25 62

Practical 62

35 62

Manufacture 62



Self-directed study 62

130 62


Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions 62

Total 62


200 62

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 62

Category 62

Element 62

Component Name 62

Component weighting 62

Comments Include links to learning objectives 62

Written exam 62

E1 62

100% 62


100% 62

LO1 & 4 62

T_ 62

0% 62


Coursework 62

C1 62


0% 62

Practice 62

P_ 62

60% 62


100% 62

LO2 & 3 62

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 63

An introduction to the key concepts of sports science, specifically relating to exercise physiology, biomechanics and psychology. 63

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 63

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 63

COURSEWORK 63

PRACTICE 63

E1 (Formally scheduled) 63

50% 63


C1 63

50% 63


P1 63

E2 (OSCE) 63

C2 63

P3 63


T1 (in-class test) 63

A1 63


SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 63

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 63

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 63

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 63

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 63

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 64

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 65

Scheduled Activities 65

Hours 65

Comments/Additional Information 65

Lecture 65

20 65


Workshop 65

10 65


Practical 65

20 65


Self-directed study 65

150 65


Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions 65

Total 65


200 65

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 65

Category 65

Element 65

Component Name 65

Component weighting 65

Comments Include links to learning objectives 65

Written exam 65

E1 65

Two essay questions 65



100% 65

100% 65


LO2 & 4 65

T_ 65


0% 65

Coursework 65

C1 65

Poster 65



Case Studies 65

40% 65


60% 65

100% 65


LO1 65

LO3 65


Practice 65

P_ 65


0% 65

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 66

Introductory module to marine sports; options may include kite-surfing, surfing, coasteering, sailing, power boating, wake boarding, kayaking, fishing, diving, free diving, sea swimming. 66

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 66

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 66

COURSEWORK 66

PRACTICE 66

E1 (Formally scheduled) 66

C1 66

100% 66


P1 66

E2 (OSCE) 66

C2 66

P3 66


T1 (in-class test) 66

A1 66


SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 66

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 66

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 66

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 66

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 66

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 66

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 68

Scheduled Activities 68

Hours 68

Comments/Additional Information 68

Lectures 68

10 68


Workshops 68

20 68


Practical 68

70 68


Self-directed study 68

100 68


Students are expected to put in time outside of taught sessions 68

Total 68


200 68

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 68

Category 68

Element 68

Component Name 68

Component weighting 68

Comments Include links to learning objectives 68

Written exam 68

E_ 68

0% 68


T_ 68

0% 68


Coursework 68

C1 68


Portfolio 68

Report 68

70% 68

30% 68


100% 68

LO1 % 2 68

LO3 68

Practice 68



P_ 68

0% 68


SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 69

To introduce students to the range of activities involved in successful event/expedition planning and implementation utilising employing good business practice across all areas including, PR, finance, marketing, health and safety and HR. 69

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 69

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 69

COURSEWORK 69

PRACTICE 69

E1 (Formally scheduled) 69

C1 69


40% 69

P1 69


60% 69

E2 (OSCE) 69

C2 69

P3 69


T1 (in-class test) 69

A1 69


SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 69

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 69

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 69

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 69

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 69

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 69

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 71

Scheduled Activities 71

Hours 71

Comments/Additional Information 71

Lecture 71

25 71


Workshop 71

25 71


Practical 71

50 71


Total 71

200 71


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 71

Category 71

Element 71

Component Name 71

Component weighting 71

Comments Include links to learning objectives 71

Written exam 71

E_ 71


0% 71

T_ 71


0% 71

Coursework 71

C1 71

Project plan 71



100% 71

100% 71


Group work LO1 71

Practice 71

P1 71

Viva 71


100% 71

100% 71


Individual work LO2 & LO3 71

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 72

An introduction to the societal context for marine sports, leading through to an introduction to key concepts of experimental design, method, analysis, evaluation, and data types. 72

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 72

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 72

COURSEWORK 72

PRACTICE 72

E1 (Formally scheduled) 72

C1 72

100% 72


P1 72

E2 (OSCE) 72

C2 72

P3 72


T1 (in-class test) 72

A1 72


SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 72

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 72

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 72

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 72

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 72

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 72

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 73

Scheduled Activities 73

Hours 73

Comments/Additional Information 73

Lecture 73

30 73


Workshop 73

20 73


Total 73

200 73


(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 73

Category 73

Element 73

Component Name 73

Component weighting 73

Comments Include links to learning objectives 73

Written exam 73

E_ 73


0% 73

T_ 73


0% 73

Coursework 73

C1 73

Lit review 73



Project reporting 73

30% 73


70% 73

100% 73


LO 1, LO2 ,LO3 & LO4 73

LO5 & LO6 73

Practice 73

P_ 73


0% 73

SHORT MODULE DESCRIPTOR: 75

Understanding of key concepts relating to whole ocean processes, their impact on marine use and the effects of climate change on the marine environment. 75

ELEMENTS OF ASSESSMENT 75

WRITTEN EXAMINATION 75

COURSEWORK 75

PRACTICE 75

E1 (Formally scheduled) 75

C1 75

50% 75


P1 75

E2 (OSCE) 75

C2 75

P3 75


T1 (in-class test) 75

50% 75


A1 75

SUBJECT ASSESSMENT PANEL Group to which module should be linked: Newquay 75

Professional body minimum pass mark requirement: N/A 75

DATE OF APPROVAL: June 2014 75

FACULTY/OFFICE: Academic Partnerships 75

DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION: September 2014 75

DATE(S) OF APPROVED CHANGE: Month YYYY 75

SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING [Use HESA KIS definitions} 76

Scheduled Activities 76

Hours 76


Comments/Additional Information 76

Lecture 76

20 76

Workshop 76



10 76

Practical 76

20 76

Total 76


200 76

(NB: 1 credit = 10 hrs of learning; 10 credits = 100 hrs, etc) 76

Category 76

Element 76

Component Name 76

Component weighting 76

Comments Include links to learning objectives 76

Written exam 76

E1 76

0% 76


T_ 76

100% 76


LO1 76

Coursework 76

C1 76

Poster 76



Case Studies 76

40% 76


60% 76

100% 76


LO2 76

LO3 76


Practice 76

P_ 76


0% 76


  1. Welcome and Introduction to BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science (Top up)


Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science (Top up).

This is your learning, teaching and assessment handbook. It is a guide to all of the learning, teaching and assessment related to your study on the BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science (Top up). This course handbook contains information about what you are going to learn, how you are going to learn and how you will be assessed.

You will be studying the following: Enterprise, Oceanography, Sports Science, Design, Contemporary Issues and of course your dissertation. During the course you will have the opportunity to take coaching awards, organise events and run businesses and develop a training and fitness regime. An important part of the third year will be your Honours project which will enable you to carry out first hand research into an area that interests you. There may also be the opportunity to take part in a fieldtrip to explore further the culture of marine sport and also the human and climatic impacts on the environment.

Distinctive Features

There are many aspects of the BSc (Hons) Marine Sports Science that make it distinctive.

Example:


Field trips

The breadth of the subjects covered

Classrooms on the beach

Run an expedition or event

Work with a variety of industry professionals and organisations

Opportunities to improve your employability skills



Note: the information in this handbook should be read in conjunction with the current edition of the College Handbook which contains student support based information on issues such as finance and studying at HE along with the University’s Student Handbook available here: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/governance/student-handbook.


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