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Investigating the Leisure and Recreation Industry and It's Development

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AVCE Leisure and Recreation By Andrew Long Unit 1 Task 1 Investigating the Leisure and Recreation Industry and It's Development Task 1 * Public sector facilities are those that are organised, managed and funded largely by national or local government. Its emphasis is not profit, but does have to be cost effective. Private sector means the organisation to make a profit by a private company. The company will eventually go out of business if they don't make a profit. The voluntary sector organise events in which may not otherwise be provided by the public or private sectors. * Here are the six component areas: Arts and Entertainment Sports and Physical Recreation Heritage Catering Countryside Recreation Home Based Leisure Arts and Entertainment Arts and entertainment has organisations such as Performing arts, film, visual arts, theatres and concert halls etc. Public sources of arts and entertainment's are: * Libraries - Local authorities, county councils Private sources of arts and entertainment are: * Theme and leisure parks (e.g. Alton Towers, Legoland) * Cinemas (e.g. Odeon, UGC Cinemas) Voluntary sources of arts and entertainment are: * Amateur Dramatics Association (e.g. Billingham Allstars) * Ormesby Hall A job in the private sector could be a cinema manager. Their responsibilities are to look after multiplex cinema operations, there are involved with promotions, personnel, supplies, finance and building maintenance. ...read more.

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Evidence of research: "Working in the Leisure Industry" by Steve Marks Heritage Heritage has organisations such as castles, ancient monuments, religious buildings etc. Public sources of heritage: * Stonehenge * British Museum Private sources of heritage: * Stately homes e.g. Chatsworth House A job within this area could be a grounds keeper (Stonehenge). This involves tending to the surrounding area of the historic site, keeping it in good order, safe and accessible, making sure the area is enjoyable to be in. Qualifications needed: none in particular, knowledge of the site and full ability to carry out their duties. Another job available in this area could be a Museum manager. Their responsibilities include planning, finance, budgets, personnel and marketing. Qualifications include degrees in History, Art History, Archaeology, Natural History, or maybe a science subject. It is also very useful to have some commercial and financial awareness. Another job could be a 'Stately homes and Historic Buildings Management' (e.g. Chatsworth House). This type of job would include responsibility of all maintenance, restoration, finance, applying for outside funding, personnel and day to day running. To reach this position, a degree in a related subject such as business, history or archaeology would be needed. Experience in management etc would also be desirable. ...read more.

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This involves preparing food, taking orders, handling money and giving good service to the public. Qualifications: General education is useful but not essential as full training is given. A second job in this area could be a waiter/waitress. Tasks took out by a waiter/waitress are to serve foods and drinks, take orders, clear tables etc. The manner in which all these are presented are very important too, as this should be done professionally and pleasantly. GCSE's are an advantage to progress on to NVQ's, although you can enter this type of job without these qualifications. Research obtained from "Working in the leisure industry" by Steve Marks. Home Based Leisure Home based leisure is split into three main areas: media in the home, home as an object of leisure and home for leisure and social activity. Public sources of home based leisure: * Catalogue/Delivery services (e.g. Gratton, Betterware) Private sources of home based leisure: * TV & Radio (e.g. BBC, Century FM) * Personal Computers * Hi-fi/Stereo Voluntary sources of home based leisure: * Volunteers helping older people pursue leisure in the home e.g. play board games with them etc. A job within this section could be a sales assistant. Their job would involve serving customers, dealing with complaints, providing customers with information on certain product in the store. Qualification: General education would be useful but full training would be given. 1 ...read more.

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