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Development of the leisure and recreation industry

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Unit 1 Leisure & Recreation Development of the leisure and recreation industry Increase in leisure time available for many individuals . Increase in disposable income . Improved mobility . Demographic Changes . Technological developments . Government legislation . Changing fashion, changing trends . Summary . Significance of the Leisure and recreation industry Consumer spending in the UK . Employment statistics . Participation trends . Culture and social significance . Summary . Structure of the Leisure and Recreation industry Public sector Central government . Department of culture, media and sport . Sports councils . English heritage . Local authorities . List of leisure facilities . Mission statement . Funding . Private sector . Partnerships . Private limited companies . Public limited companies . Co - operatives . Voluntary sector . Components of the Leisure and Recreation industry Arts and entertainment . Sports and physical recreation . Heritage . Catering . Countryside recreation . Home based leisure . Range of Employment opportunities in leisure and recreation Arts and entertainment . Sports and physical recreation . Heritage . Catering . Countryside recreation . Home based leisure . Nature of employment . My chosen job description . Curriculum Vitae to match job description . Bibliography . Development of the Leisure and Recreation industry The rapid growth of the leisure and recreation industry from 1960 through to 1990 is due to a mixture of many items that complimented each other, they are identified as: 1. Increase in leisure time available for many individuals 2. Increase in disposable income 3. Improved mobility 4. Demographic Changes 5. Technological developments 6. Government legislation 7. Changing fashion, changing trends These helped structure the rapid growth of the leisure and recreation industry, the key factors in this, were the increase in leisure time and increase in disposable income. Through this unit I will be showing this and proving that the growth of the British leisure and recreational industry was a combination of all these factors, in the summary I will conclude this and say how everything is inter-related 1. ...read more.

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events Mail order service available Meeting room available Refreshments Research facilities for academics Restaurant Shop Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Land Transport Apsley House Public Facilities for private functions and events General audio-guide available Object study facilities available (enquire in advance) Research facilities for academics Shop Study facilities Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History, Weapons and War Islington Museum Public Meeting room available Research facilities for academics Shop Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, World Cultures British Red Cross Museum and Archives Public Library with public access Meeting room available Object study facilities available (enquire in advance) Research facilities for academics Study facilities Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Law and Order, Medicine, Personalities, Social History, World Cultures Bromley Museum Public Parking, Library, Study Area, Disabled Access Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities and Social History Church Farmhouse Museum Public General audio-guide available Object study facilities available (enquire in advance) Shop Costume and Textiles, Science and Technology, Social History College Art Collections Public Cafeteria, Facilities for private functions and events, Mail order service available, Object study facilities available (enquire in advance), Research facilities for academics, Study facilities Fine Art The information I will be providing will be from the English Heritage Council. This council secures the conservation of England's historic site, monuments, building and other sites of value to national heritage, such as the Historic Dock Yards Chatham. The promotion of these sites to the public to enjoy and use, is not the only aim to which this organisation adhere to but they try to raise an understanding and awareness of the heritage. The main source of finance of this organisation is DCMS, other methods of financing include marketing activities, admission fees, Membership fees and interest. ...read more.

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b GCSE -English c,d GNVQ -Business PASS Employment Experience 2003-Present Star Cars Taxi's, Part-time taxi controller, Saturdays and Sundays with some holidays. My duties include answering telephones and taking bookings, talking to the drivers, overseeing the computer sending jobs to drivers to ensure the efficiency. 2002-2002 Little Chef, Part-time waiter, Saturday and Sunday. My duties included serving people with meals and clearing up afterwards, I also assisted the chef in preparing the meals. 2001-2002 Hotel Bel- Air, Part-time handy man, most days. My duties included repairing most type of leaks assisting professionals and managing the hotel on a momentary basis. Interests Driving many types of vehicles, achieving as many licences as possible is one of my aims. I enjoy watching crime investigation documentaries and reading about them, I enjoy keeping fit and going to the gym occasionally. I enjoy learning martial arts and self defence. Other Awards and Qualifications Clean driving license, Fire Safety certificate. Referees Mr A Zahid 40 Sweyn Rd Margate Kent CT9 2BD The job I have selected is Restaurant Manager, I have chosen this job because I know many people who work in restaurants. Restaurant managers have a wide role to play in the leisure and recreation industry as fast food sales are rapidly growing. This industry has made a combined turnover of �13.5 billion in 1998 alone, with a total of around 44,500 restaurants, caf�s and take-aways in the UK. The requirements of being a restaurant manager are as follows: Health and Safety Certificate First Aid Certificate Hygiene and Food Safety Certificate Fire safety Certificate The qualifications are not all a manager requires in this field, they need to be able to deal with situations that arise in their site and be able to act in a responsible and correct manner following the law in all aspects of the running of the restaurant. This job will best suit my abilities and skills because I am able to conduct myself in situations where other people may not be able to. ...read more.

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