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Andy is responsible for the Sports Coaching provision at UCLan's Burnley campus as well as those students completing their final honours year via a blended learning route. He specialises in the teaching of high performance related modules having spent 16 years playing and coaching rugby league at a professional level. He is also Head of Performance of the University's rugby league team tasked in taking them back to the highest level of student competition.
Andy began teaching in 1993 at Barnsley College where he was involved in the development of the new BTEC Nationals in Sport. During his time at Barnsley he became a member of Edexcel's quality assurance team ensuring the BTEC programmes were run consistently in FE colleges and schools across the country. In 2005 he moved to the University of Huddersfield where he developed a Foundation Degree and subsequent top up programme in Sports Coaching, finally moving to work at UCLan in September 2009 where he now leads the BA (Hons) Sport (Coaching) top-up programme at Burnley and the blended learning route.
Throughout his teaching career Andy has been a professional rugby league player and subsequently a coach with a variety of teams in the Championship and now Super League competitions. Playing and working in these high performance environments has enabled him to apply academic theory to real life experiences for the students, take on the leadership of related modules and develop their content to meet the changing needs of the sport performance industry.
Andy is a UKCC level 4 coach having been successful in completing the inaugural course developed by UCLan. He is also a Coach Educator for the Rugby Football League ensuring the development of quality rugby league coaches for the future. Finally a role that he is looking forward to fulfilling is that of Head of Performance for the UCLan Rugby League team where he is tasked in bringing a professional culture to student sport and taking the team to the pinnacle of the student competition.
BSc (Hons) Sports Science, Liverpool Polytechnic, 1991
PGDip Sport and Recreational Management, University of Sheffield, 1992
Cert-Ed Post-16, Sheffield Hallam University, 1997
PGDip Elite Sports Coaching (UKCC level 4), UCLan, 2011
UKSCA, RFL, SCUK
Procter, A. and Palmer, C. (2010) From practice to play, coaching rugby the empowering way. Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies. 4, 1, (134-146).Books
Procter, A. (1999) Conditioning Workbook. National Coaching Foundation: Leeds
Chapters in edited books
Hill, M., McLaughlin, O., Moors, H., Procter, A. & Randerson, K. (2007) BTEC National Sport: Development, Coaching and Fitness Book 2. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes
Course lead for BA (Hons) Sport (Coaching) Burnley and BA (Hons) Sport (Coaching) Blended
Module lead for TL3143 Professional Academic Development and Research (Burnley), TL3144 Coaching Performance and Development (Burnley & Preston), TL3145 Elite Coaching Practice (Preston), TL3154 Strength and Conditioning for Sport (Burnley), TL3073 Coaching Process for Specific Populations (Burnley)
Head of Performance of UCLAN Rugby League Club
External Examiner at Bath City College and Weston College.
Coach Educator for the Rugby Football League
Coach Educator for the Rugby Football League UKCC Levels 1 & 2
Lecturer in Recovery and Lifestyle factors for Rugby League on the UKCC Level 3
Procter, A. (1999) Conditioning Workbook. National Coaching Foundation, Leeds
Hill, M., McLaughlin, O., Moors, H., Procter, A. & Randerson, K. (2007) BTEC National Sport: Development, Coaching and Fitness Book 2. Nelson Thornes, Cheltenham
Procter, A. and Palmer, C. (2010) From practice to play, coaching rugby the empowering way, Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies, 4, 1, (134-146)