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.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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Number of Reserved Places: 7 places
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.
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.