<small>Advanced Certificate in </small><span>Applied Management (Recreation)</span>

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Recreation)

Course Code VBS001R
Qualification Advanced Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 900 Hours

Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Recreation) VBS001

Would you like a successful career in Recreation where you really do make a difference?  This Advanced Certificate is designed to develop skills required to work in or manage recreation facilities or services, for example Community centres, youth services, sporting clubs, tourist parks, camp grounds, municipal recreation services, supervised children's playgrounds and social clubs.

This is a good starting point for a career which might lead to a position in management.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

Revised structure introduced 2010:   There are 5 core units common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate, VBS001. These involve 500 hours of study in total two additional elective units involve another 200 hours of study. A workplace project relevant to the recreation industry involves the final 200 hrs of study.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Recreation).

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Industry Project II BIP001
  •      Business Operations VBS106
  •      Management VBS105
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Office Practices VBS102
  •      Recreation Leadership VRE100

Elective Modules:    In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 6 modules.

  •      Play Leadership VRE101
  •      Adolescent Psychology BPS211
  •      Event Management BRE209
  •      Leisure Facility Management I BRE205
  •      Resistance & Gym Supervision BRE206
  •      Life Coaching BPS305

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Recreation) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.