Home Study Course - Certificate in Recreation
- Do you want to work with people in the community?
- Do you want to know how to plan recreation programs for adults?
- Do you want the skills to make an effective play program for children?
- Do you want an active job?
- Do you want to get involved in sports, fitness and recreation?
- Do you want to develop leadership skills?
"This is an excellent course with many dimensions. It's really ideal for people who want to work in the varied recreation industry - this course covers the foundation knowledge needed to give you confidence and a real depth of knowledge! You will learn how to communicate and plan activities for all different groups of people. Really valuable course with some fantastic activities to give you inspiration!" J.Pollock, Former Youth Leader in Vacation Care Programs in the UK and Australia.
This course involves 30 lessons plus practical assignments covering the nature and scope of leisure studies, recreation, leadership principles and practices, 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.
Duration: 600 hours
There are 30 Lessons:
1. Introduction to Recreation
2. The Nature and Scope of Recreation
3. History of Recreation
4. Planning Recreation Programs
6. Introduction to Fitness
7. Fitness Testing
8. Developing an Exercise Program
9. Herb Crafts
10. Planning for Recreation Facilities
11. Parks and Playgrounds
12. Play leadership
13. Recreation for Special Populations
14. Sports in Recreation
15. Introduction to Gardening
16. Gardening in Recreation
18. Understanding People
19. Communication skills - writing
20. Communication Skills - speaking
21. Photography and Recreation
22. Environmental Studies
23. Environmental Activities
24. Youth Leadership
25. First Aid
26. Office Management
27. Staff Supervision
28. Organising an Event
AIMS FOR LEARNING DURING THIS CERTIFICATE
Develop an understanding of the meaning of recreation.
Define what falls within the nature and scope of recreation in the recreation industry.
Examine some historical changes in the nature and availability of recreational activities.
Identify all factors which should be considered when planning a recreation program.
Identify opportunities and requirements for leadership in the field of recreation.
Identify and discuss key elements of fitness and their relationship to leisure and recreation.
Discuss uses of fitness testing and identify methods that can be used.
Identify factors to be considered when developing an exercise program that is recreational in nature, and relevant to different needs.
Identify and plan ways to use herbs in recreational activities.
Identify key requirements of recreation facilities, and how to incorporate them into planning.
Identify key functions and kinds of parks and playgrounds.
Identify requirements and skills in particular to planning and managing children’s recreation.
Understand some needs of special populations to be considered when planning and managing recreation.
Understand the recreational aspect of sports and how to develop it in recreational programs.
Learn some basic gardening principles, and consider how they might be relevant to a recreational program.
Describe gardening activities as recreational pursuits.
Explain tourism activities as recreational pursuits.
Discuss the significance of people skills to recreation industry operations.
Communicate effectively with people through writing, as a recreation industry employee.
Communicate effectively with people through speaking, as a recreation industry employee.
Explain the use of photographic activities as a recreation pursuit.
Relate environmental issues to recreation.
Explain the use of environmental activities as a recreation pursuit.
Determine recreation needs of the youth demographic.
Determine the provision of first aid in recreation settings.
Discuss management of a recreation service office.
Explain the supervision of staff in a recreation setting.
Plan the organisation of an event.
Prepare a budget for a recreation programme, service or event.
Go on, start today and take the first step to a career out of the ordinary! You could progress into leisure facility management, run tourist trips and adventure tours, become a co-ordinator of child care programs responsible for planning and development, work in a care setting for the elderly or disadvantaged youth ... the opportunities are endless..!
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