Leisure Facility Management 1

Course CodeBRE103
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
Develop and Manage Leisure Facilities
such as: Leisure centres, Swim Centres, Sporting complexes, Gymnasiums, Health clubs etc.

Lesson Structure

There are 13 lessons in this course:

  1. The Scope of Recreation Facility Management
    • Introduction
    • Scope of Community Recreation Services
    • Exercise Facilities
    • Town Planning
    • Survey
    • Structural Planning
    • Systems Planning
    • Advocacy Planning
    • Central Place Theory
    • Scope and Distribution of Leisure Facilities
  2. The Nature of Recreation Facility Management
    • Multidisciplinary Approach to Management
    • The Administrative Process
    • Planning for Play
    • Planning Processes
  3. Legal Requirements for Construction
    • Introduction
    • Construction
    • Health
    • Special Events
    • Liability and Negligence
    • Minimising Liability
    • Risk Management
  4. Planning Construction Work
    • Work Scheduling
    • Planning Management of the Construction
    • Competitive Tendering
    • Contingency Plans for Disruption to Work
  5. Indoor Equipment
    • Types of Recreation Buildings
    • Indoor Equipment and Facilities
    • General Requirements; access, security, lighting, toilets, parking, signage, staff facilities, etc
    • Needs for Specific Facility Types; swimming centres, community centres, gymnasium, etc
    • Selection Criteria for Equipment
    • Conducting a Cost Analysis
  6. Outdoor Equipment
    • Introduction
    • All Purpose Sports Ground
    • Tennis Courts
    • Bowling Club
    • Camp and Caravan Sites
    • Water Recreation; sailing, water skiing, power boating, canoeing, etc
    • Playgrounds
    • Picnic Areas
    • Riding School, etc
  7. Safety Procedures
    • Duty of Care; employer, employee, other person, manufacturer.
    • Lifting and Manual Handling
    • Protective Equipment
    • Chemical Handling
    • Protecting Hearing
    • Accidents
    • Safety Risk Analysis
    • Safety Audit
    • Safe Communication
    • Safety Out Doors
    • Water Safety: safety in pools
    • First Aid
    • Safety on Sports Turf
  8. Equipment Needs
    • Gym Equipment
    • Types of Equipment
    • Sports Equipment
    • Track and Athletics Equipment
    • Determining Equipment Needs for different sports
    • Tennis
    • Dancing
    • Scouts, Youth Clubs, Other Clubs, Play groups, etc
  9. Purchasing
    • Introduction to Purchasing Procedures
    • Tendering
    • Purchasing and Payment Procedures
  10. Bookings
    • Controlling Facility Use
    • Exclusive Bookings
    • Using Facilities without Prior Bookings
    • Keeping Records of Bookings
    • Procedure for Filing
    • Active and Inactive Records
  11. Contingencies
    • Introduction to Contingency Procedures
    • Accidents
    • Evacuation
    • Staff Absence
    • Fire Management
    • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
  12. Insurance Issues
    • Introduction
    • Types of Insurance
    • Staff Liability
    • Determining Insurance Requirements for a Facility
    • Insurance Limitations
    • Changing Insurance Needs
    • Managing Insurance
    • Insurance for Contributory Negligence
    • Recreation Leaders
    • Quality Systems
  13. Managing a Recreation Facility
    • Building Maintenance
    • Repairs
    • Bookings
    • Controlling Facility Use
    • Keeping Records
    • Promoting a Facility
    • Managing Aquatic Facilities
    • Toilet and Locker room Facilities
    • Security; security systems, vandalism, ignorant acts, vindictive acts
    • Minimising Vandalism

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.