SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3N808116
Module Leader n/a
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Tourism, Events and Sport
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Differential Patterns of Leisure; Leisure Operations and Events; Supervised Work Experience or equivalent.

Summary of Content

The module builds upon earlier studies and work experience to consider the contemporary environment and management actions of the leisure manager. It provides students with the competencies to play a managerial role in an organisation providing leisure opportunities. It specifically provides students the opportunity to examine the role of the manager in a community setting..


Community Practice: Bureau Professional Model, community practice model, decentralised leisureCommunity Leisure and Recreation: concepts and practiceHolistic Policy Environment; policy partnerships, best value, departmental powerCommunity Sport and Physical Recreation: sport development, grass roots, elitism, active leisureCommunity Arts: animateurOutdoor Recreation: countryside ideology, trend managementMarket Liberalism: centralised vs decentralised, Third WayManagement Action in the Leisure Industries: operational practices, policy and practice Public, Private and Voluntary Sectors: Influences on Policy, Structure and Politics of Leisure IndustriesPopular Culture: production and consumption

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:- critically review the conceptual implications of community practice models within the leisure industries; - analyse the extent of differences in preoccupations among leisure managers in the public, commercial and third sectors and the reasons for these;- analyse the extent of differences in management action expected of those working in community arts and cultural services, community sport and community countryside recreation contexts;- evaluate departmental power structures and their inter-relationships and impacts upon policy/political environment;- evaluate the importance of popular culture forms in the production and consumption of leisure opportunities and offer critical insights into the impact of these upon management;- integrate theoretical aspects of community recreation and locate them within contemporary consultancy practices,- reflect critically upon practice as evidenced by experience gained in working with industry partner on Supervised Work Experience and thereby demonstrate the ability to relate management and leisure theories to practice;- synthesise earlier studies and the outcomes identified above into a model of practice recognisable and defensible as "leisure management" and evaluate critically the relevance of the model for personal career prospects.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures, seminars, guest speakers, self-learning text and independent learning. Students are expected to work alongside a leisure provider to achieve tasks set.Modules is underpinned by the research and consultancy of the tutor team.

Indicative Reading

Abrams, M, (1995), Leisure Time use by the Elderly and Leisure Provision for the Elderly in: Critcher, Braham, Tomlinsan, Sociology of Leisure: A Reader, E & F N SponDOE, (1988/89), Sport and Active Recreation in the Inner Cities, Report of the Minister for Sports ReviewFerguson, H, (1989), Sigmund Freud and the Pursuit of Pleasure in: Rojek, C (ed), Leisure for Leisure, MacMillanGiddens, A (1998) The Third Way: A renewal of social democracyGratton & Taylor, (1988), Sport and Recreation: An Economic Analysis, E & F N SponHargreaves, J, (1985), Sport, Culture and IdeologyHaywood, L (1995), Community RecreationHenry, I, (1993), The Politics of Leisure Policy, MacMillan Pick, J, (1995), Arts Administration, 2nd ed, CassellsStone, M, (1990), Leisure Services Marketing, CronerWilliams, S, (1995), Outdoor Recreation and the Urban Environment, RoutledgeJournals: Managing Leisure

Transferrable Skills

Transferable SkillsCritical evaluation of market research techniques, achieved via seminars, directed learning and industrial consultancy; evaluation and synthesis of theoretical perspectives and practical application, via lectures, directed learning and coursework assessment, evaluate local government policies and structures in relation to concepts of community recreation models, via lectures, seminars and timed essay as exam.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 58.00
Lectures (FT) 16.00
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Directed Learning 64.00
Seminars (FT) 32.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 20.00 40% group presentation
Coursework 0.00 30.00 40% Group Report
Exam (School) 0.00 50.00 40% Final Examination