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DT411
Leisure Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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This course prepares graduates for entry into the leisure industry at management level. Supervised work experience, practical modules, and continuous assessment are features of the course. Within the practical modules students are assessed for recognised qualifications in first aid, lifesaving and fitness instruction.

Students learn the academic and practical skills to become supervisory managers in their chosen sector of the leisure industry. Students especially acquire the necessary business skills to become industry professionals.

The BA in Leisure Management focuses on the broad leisure industry and includes a professional internship, practical modules and academic subjects, while preparing students for leadership in this field.

Students are taught how to become supervisory managers. Therefore there is a strong emphasis on academic subjects such as business, marketing, human resource management, leisure law, management and accounting.

Some practical modules include gym supervision and a safety programme for leisure management. Within some of the options, students are assessed for recognised qualifications in lifesaving and personal training.

European Languages are becoming ever-increasingly important in the world of work and therefore students also study one European language’

In the final year students choose from a range of options which allows them to tailor their studies to their particular interests. The range of options can vary from year to year but has included modules in coaching, community development, event management, sports and exercise nutrition and managing innovation.


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The BA in Leisure Management offers graduates the opportunity to develop careers in a range of leisure, recreation, sport and cultural organisations.

You will graduate with the knowledge and confidence to work in the leisure industry. Successful graduates will be prepared for entry into the sector at supervisory management level in areas such as leisure centres, theme parks, activity centres, aquatic centres, golf and sports clubs, hotel leisure centres and other recreational spaces.

Many of our graduates have established their own leisure companies. Opportunities are also available in postgraduate education.

Graduates have developed careers as activity co-ordinators, consultants and project managers, event organisers, facility managers, personal trainers, sport and leisure development officers with local authorities, national governing bodies and educational institutions. Graduates have also developed roles in sales and marketing, membership management, information technology, and have progressed to general management and group management functions within leisure organisations.

Graduates have found the BA programme an excellent foundation for continuing their studies to acquire a Level 8 BSc (Honours) in Leisure Management (DT411H) and other programmes at Honours Degree and Masters level in DIT and elsewhere in Higher Education.



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