Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Margaret Donaghue from Civil and Public Service Jobs to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Margaret Donaghue

Prison Officer

Civil and Public Service Jobs

Read more

  Margaret Donaghue
Learn as much as you can in any situation that presents itself. Never be afraid to try something even if it scares you to do so. And give it all you have. Be a good listener and a good communicator and be fair.
Close

Administrative?
Administrative 
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Course Details

logo imagelogo image
 0

DT411
Leisure Management

Ed Zone

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.

Career Opportunities
3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
Druation goes here.....
250

2016 Points

250

Change
-30
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

Summary... header image

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.


 
Videos & Interviews header image

DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
Choose a Career in Tourism -DIT School of Hospitality Management and Tourism
DIT - Careers in Tourism - Gillian Culhane, Press and Media Relations Manager at Aer Lingus
Careers in Tourism - Lorraine Sheenan, Visitor Experience Manager at Guinness Storehouse
DIT Leisure Management

Course Details header image

From College Website...
Go...
DT411 - Leisure Management
DIT

From Qualifax...
Go...
DT411 - Leisure Management
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.


Entry Requirementsheader image

To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

QQI FET/FETAC Links header image


This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to find PLC courses that also relate to this career sector. Note you can view more courses by adjusting the filters on the list page.

View Courses

Essential Module Requirements:
None

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

Career Progression header image

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.



Related Coursesheader image

The following course suggestions also prepare for work in this Career Sector, and may suit people with similar Career Interests. They are from colleges in the same region, and might also be worth exploring. You can sort the list by Title or College by clicking on the column headings. You can Tag any of these courses from within the individual course pages.

Course Title College
Marketing IT Tallaght 
Retail Management and Marketing DIT 
Marketing (Event Management) Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Business in Marketing Dublin Business School 
Marketing DIT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics (Part-Time) DIT 
Buildings Management DIT 
Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics DIT 
International Business American College 
Global Business (USA) DCU 
Gnů agus Gaeilge (Business & Irish) DCU 
Business and Management DIT 
Leisure Management DIT 
Event Management DIT 
Business Analytics DIT 
Accounting and Finance IT Blanchardstown 
International Business and Languages DIT 
Computer Science and Business TCD 
Business Studies (HRM) Griffith College. Dublin 
International Relations DCU 
Marketing, Innovation and Technology (MINT) DCU 
Management IT Tallaght 
Human Resource Management DIT 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies - Entrepreneurship & Management Dun Laoghaire IADT 
Business Studies Independent Colleges 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business College of Computer Training 
Business (Common Entry) IT Blanchardstown 
Business Studies Griffith College. Dublin 
Quantitative Business UCD (NUI) 
Business - Applied Entrepreneurship Dun Laoghaire IADT 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Business Griffith College. Dublin 
Business American College 
Business - International American College 
Business - International American College 
Human Resource Management NCI 
Event Management American College 
International Business IT Tallaght 
Business NCI 
Business Management Dublin Business School 
Business Management - Project Management Dublin Business School 
Commerce UCD (NUI) 
Business and Law DIT 
Business College of Computer Training 
Business - International American College 
Business Studies ICD Business School 
Global Business (Canada) DCU 
Business Administration IT Tallaght 
Management IT Tallaght 
Business Studies International DCU 
Business TCD 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies (Law) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies with Chinese ICD Business School 
Business Studies (Human Resource Management) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DIT 
Business Studies (with Work Placement) Dublin Business School 
Business Studies DCU 
Business Management DIT 
Business Studies and Polish TCD 
International Hospitality Management Griffith College. Dublin 
Global Business (France) DCU 
Global Business (Germany) DCU 
Global Business (Spain) DCU 
Business IT Blanchardstown 
Business (Common Entry) IT Tallaght 
Business NCI 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dorset College 
Business Dublin Business School 
Arts - Economics TCD 
Business, Economic and Social Studies TCD 
Business Studies and German TCD 
Business Studies and Russian TCD 
Business Studies and Spanish TCD 
International Hospitality Management DIT 
Tourism Management DIT 
Culinary Arts DIT 
Hospitality Management DIT 
Culinary Science DIT 
Culinary Arts IT Tallaght 
Culinary Arts (Profesional Culinary Practice) DIT 
Bar Studies (Management and Entrepreneurship) DIT 
Culinary Entrepreneurship DIT 
Hospitality Management American College 
International Hospitality & Tourism Operations IT Tallaght 
International Hospitality and Tourism Management IT Tallaght 
International Hospitality and Tourism Management IT Tallaght 
Law and Business TCD 
Irish Law Independent Colleges 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Legal and Business Studies Dublin Business School 
Accounting and Finance NCI 
Accounting & Finance & 1 Year Part III ACCA Dublin Business School 
Business in Accounting Dublin Business School