Serve as a leader and officer in the recreation area!
This course will help you get a job in the recreation industry!
This is a career that will:
- take you outside
- Keep you engaged
- provide opportunities to interact with other populations
- allow you to enjoy yourself. For instance, go adventure climbing,
- become involved in the growth of fitness and sports
- prepare you to manage events.
The only limit is your imagination!
“This is a fantastic course with many facets; gain the fundamental knowledge you need to feel confident and to have a true depth of knowledge! You will get knowledge about how to interact with various demographic groups and organise activities for them. Extremely helpful course with some amazing exercises to inspire you!” J. Sciascia, ACS Tutor and Former Youth Leader in Australian and British Summer Care Programs.
The 30-lesson course also includes practical assignments that cover the nature and scope of leisure studies, recreation, leadership principles and practises, fitness and fitness testing, managing recreation facilities, first aid, staff supervision and management, marketing, budgeting, tourism, youth leadership, sports, crafts, environmental activities, organising exhibitions, and more. The course also includes 30 lessons.
There are 30 lessons and 30 assignments as follows:
- Introduction to Recreation
- The Nature and Scope of Recreation
- History of Recreation
- Planning Recreation Programs
- Introduction to Fitness
- Fitness Testing
- Developing an Exercise Program
- Herb Crafts
- Planning for Recreation Facilities
- Parks and Playgrounds
- Play leadership
- Recreation for Special Populations
- Sports in Recreation
- Introduction to Gardening
- Gardening in Recreation
- Understanding People
- Communication skills A – writing.
- Communication Skills B – speaking.
- Photography and Recreation
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Activities
- Youth Leadership
- First Aid
- Office Management
- Staff Supervision
- Organising an Event
Objectives of learning
- Get a comprehension of what recreation means.
- Describe the nature and parameters of recreation in the context of the leisure industry.
- Look at some historical alterations affecting the type and accessibility of recreational activities.
- List every aspect that should be taken into account while creating a recreation programme.
- Determine the possibilities and needs for leadership in the recreation industry.
- Describe the essential components of fitness and how they relate to leisure and recreation.
- Examine the applications of fitness assessment and identify potential techniques.
- Determine the elements that should be taken into account while creating a recreational fitness programme that is appropriate for various needs.
- Determine and prepare herbal uses for leisure activities.
- Determine the essential specifications for recreational facilities and how to include them in planning.
- Describe the main purposes and types of parks and playgrounds.
- Determine the qualifications and abilities needed, especially for organising and administering kid-friendly activities.
- Recognize some particular population needs that should be taken into account when managing and planning recreation.
- Recognize the recreational component of sports and how to enhance it in programmes for recreation.
- Discover some fundamental gardening principles and think about how they can apply to a recreational programme.
- Identify horticultural activities as leisure activities.
- Describe tourism-related activities as leisure activities.
- Describe the value of interpersonal skills to the operations of the recreation business.
- Be an excellent writer when interacting with people as a worker in the recreation business.
- Use spoken language to interact with people effectively as a worker in the recreation business.
- Describe how photography is used as a kind of recreation.
- Connect environmental concerns to leisure.
- Describe the recreational usage of environmental activities.
- determine the youth demographic’s needs for recreation.
- Determine whether first aid is offered in recreational situations.
- Talk about running a recreation service office.
- Describe the staff supervision in a recreation situation.
- Plan how an event will be organised.
- Create a budget for a programme, service, or event centred around recreation.
What Does Recreation Involve?
Activities that are part of recreation are meant to “re-create” a person. These are typically leisure activities that enhance one’s physical and mental well-being. We all experience pain when our bodies are overworked or mistreated, and we can all gain from engaging in novel, enjoyable, and reviving activities.
A large sector of the economy is devoted to providing for leisure, which might include social activities, sports, entertainment, travel, fitness, play, and more, depending on how you define it.
Depending on the situation, you could have a different idea of what a “leader” is.
Don’t consider one idea to be true when the rest are false.
Simply use several concepts to assist you in understanding the position that a leader should play, depending on the many situations you encounter.
The idea that a leader is a “enabler” is a common one (i.e. someone who enables others to experience something).
Model for Four-Framework Leadership
According to this concept, there are four possible approaches that leaders might adopt. A competent leader would avoid always taking the same strategy and would instead select the best behavioural style for the given circumstance. The four methods include:
1. Structural leadership entails scenario analysis, strategy development, and plan implementation.
2. Human resource leaders serve as catalysts by empowering others by demonstrating their trust in them and their support. This encourages a positive attitude and active involvement. They are, in fact, giving the people they are guiding the freedom to choose for themselves.
3. Political leadership tries to represent the interests of others (representing the pre-determined needs of those they are leading). They want to convince people they lead to participate by explaining what is needed and persuading them to do so.
4. Symbolic leaders share a vision that encourages engagement in order to inspire others.
An ecotourism recreation leader, for instance, would occasionally need to use all of the aforementioned leadership philosophies during a single tour.
Imaginary circumstance: A flood isolates the tour group from civilization. The “structural leadership” style will be used by the leader initially.
a. Assess the situation and determine the group’s immediate needs, potential risks, and measures taken to assure the participants’ comfort and safety.
b. Create a plan of action for how the group will address the crisis, what needs to be done right away, etc.
c. Put the strategy into action by enlisting the group’s support and involvement.
Yet, in a circumstance like the one described, a successful leader will also embrace traits from the other leadership styles, i.e., support and inspire group confidence by active involvement in problem-solving. They will be able to identify the group’s requirements, see potential in others, and persuade and motivate the use of these abilities.
Start now to take the first step towards an unconventional career! The possibilities are unlimited! You might advance into leisure facility administration, organise excursions and adventure tours, administer child care programmes and be in charge of planning and development, or work in a facility that provides care for the elderly or underprivileged children.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Reputation: well-known and regarded in the leisure management business
- Industry Focus: programmes created to meet needs and expectations of the industry
- Different Focus: cultivate problem-solving abilities that set you apart from the competition
- Plenty of assistance from devoted and qualified instructors.
- Hands-on learning to develop both practical and theoretical skills.
- The independent school was founded in 1979 and has a good reputation.
- It is efficient, reliable, and up to date.
- It also has a vast intellectual property portfolio that is constantly expanding.
- Student amenities include an online student room, a bookshop, ebooks, and access to the ACS Garden’s online resources.
- Value: Courses compare quite favourably in terms of cost per study hour.