Certificate in Recreation

Certificate in Recreation

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600 Hours

Certificate in Recreation VRE001

This course will help you get a job in the recreation industry!

This is a career that will:

  • get you outdoors
  • keep you active
  • allow for opportunities to work with different groups people
  • let you have fun too, for example go adventure climbing
  • get you involved in fitness and sports development 
  • aid you to be responsible for event managment

The only limit is your imagination!

The 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.

There are 30 lessons and 30 assignments as follows:

  1. Introduction to Recreation   
  2. The Nature and Scope of Recreation
  3. History of Recreation           
  4. Planning Recreation Programs
  5. Leadership
  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
  17. Tourism            
  18. Understanding People
  19. Communication skills A - writing. 
  20. Communication Skills B - 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
  29. Marketing       
  30. Budgeting


  • 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.

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