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Talent Development in Sport


The module will challenge and encourage students to critically explore and analyse three main aspects of talent development: i) the identification of talent, ii) the nurturing of talent, and iii) the talent development environment.  Each aspect will be covered from a traditional and contemporary perspective, with case studies from across a variety of sports utilised to demonstrate the application of key theoretical concepts in the field.  The module seeks to develop the student's critical analysis skills through the assessment, questioning and dissecting of historical and current approaches to each of the three areas. 

Upon completion of the module, students will understand the processes behind the identification of talent, the development of talent and the development environment and also be able to critically appraise and analyse the effectiveness of these areas with the support of academic literature.

This is an SCQF Level 10 module, and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 10 credits.



The cohort will be split into 2 groups and will be allocated a workshop time:

  • Group 1: Fridays 10am to 11.30am
  • Group 2: Fridays 11.30am to 1pm

Scheduled dates are:

  • Friday 15th September
  • Friday 22nd September
  • Friday 29th September
  • Friday 6th October
  • Friday 13th October
  • Friday 27th October


 Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Kieren Elder.


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.


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