Leisure Facility Management II

Course CodeBRE306
Fee CodeS2
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
Learn to manage and maintain both indoor and outdoor facilities and equipment, including swimming pools, locker rooms, buildings, gymnasiums, and sports turf. 

Lesson Structure

There are 13 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Facility Management
    • Nature and scope of the work
    • Developing management procedures
    • Quality (compliance) systems
  2. Water Facilities
    • Water treatments: salt, bromine, ozone etc
    • pH management
    • Control of water temperature
    • Filtration systems
    • Air maintenance in an indoor pool area
    • Routine pool maintenance
    • Maintenance of spas, saunas and steam rooms
    • Common problems with swimming pools
    • Pool surrounds
    • Ancillary facilities
    • Managing use of swimming pools
  3. Sports Turf Facilities
    • Advantages and disadvantages of turf as a sporting surface
    • Turf condition: what affects the condition of turf
    • Maintenance practices for turf
  4. Gymnasiums
    • Sports equipment: track, athletics
    • Gymnasium maintenance
    • Health and safety in a gym
    • Gymnasium standards
  5. Public Buildings
    • General building maintenance tasks
    • Health and safety issues
    • Managing building repairs
  6. Toilets and Locker Rooms
    • Components of toilet locker room areas
    • Health and safety concerns
    • Routine maintenance
  7. Introduction to Design
    • Design factors
    • Types of facilities
    • Site selection
    • Planning process
  8. Ergonomics
    • Scope and nature of ergonomics
    • Understanding posture
    • Furniture design
    • Ergonomics for a gym
    • Layout of interiors
  9. Outdoor Facilities
    • Pool design: Pools and surrounds
    • Water slides
    • Spas
    • Other water features
    • Fountains
    • Playground design
    • Planning for playCommunity participation
    • Park design
    • Fitness trails
    • Skateboarding
    • Multi purpose courts
  10. Indoor Facilities
    • Floors
    • Walls
    • Lighting
    • Heating
    • Ventilation
    • Use of colour
    • Macro design for indoor facilities
    • Local community recreation centres
  11. Interior Design
    • Exercise facilities
    • The space
    • The equipment: types of equipment
    • Layout of a gym
    • Interior design
  12. Equipment Design
    • Design of fitness equipment
    • Exercise bikes
    • Rowing machines
    • TreadmillsStep machines
    • Strength training equipment
  13. Managing Construction
    • Nature of the task
    • Safety

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.


  • Manage work schedules.
  • Manage a work team
  • Develop work team performance, to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Manage the recruitment of new staff.
  • Manage performance of individual members of staff.
  • Maintain good communication with staff.
  • Deal with staff grievances.
  • Produce a staff manual for a workplace.

The staffing function of Human Resource Management may consist of five different activities: 


  1. Recruiting,
  2. Selecting,
  3. Training,
  4. Out sourcing,
  5. Out-placing