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Leisure Studies A-Level at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

This is an exciting course for students interested in following a career in the dynamic Leisure and Recreation industry. Adopting a student-centred approach it encourages the development of independent learning, time management and organisational skills. Practical work will include modules relating to marketing, customer service, event management and a detailed consideration of the sports industry.

The course leads to an AS in a year or an A Level over two years.

Previous students have been successful in applying for degrees/HNDs in Leisure & Recreation Management, Sport Studies and Coaching – amongst many others. A number of students have also succeeded in gaining employment in the Leisure & Recreation industry.

Course content

Single Award – 6 units

Year 1 – AS

  • Unit 1 The Leisure Industry today (Coursework)
  • Unit 2 Working Practices in Leisure (Exam)
  • Unit 3 The Leisure Customer (Coursework)

Year 2 – A2

  • Unit 8 Leisure in Action (Coursework)
  • Unit 9 Employment in Leisure (Exam)
  • Unit 10 Current Issues (Coursework)
How it is taught

This is an exciting course for students interested in following a career in the dynamic Leisure & Recreation industry. Adopting a student centred approach encourages the development of independent learning, time management and organisational skills.

Coursework units comprise 66% of the final grade and are taught in a vocational context including visits to facilities such as Xscape Leisure and Tees Barrage, White Water Centre. Leisure related work experience in the first year allows students to gain first hand experience of the industry. A three-day visit to an outdoor activity centre further enables students to develop team-building skills.

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement to QE is 5 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths or English. A good number of students study four AS Levels in their first year and to do this we require at least 3B grades and 3C grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who do not achieve these GCSE grades take fewer subjects at A Level and will be required to do resits in GCSE Maths and English if they have not already achieved a grade C in these core subjects. The College is large enough to have a very flexible timetable that allows students to take almost any combination of subjects at A Level. The advantage of this system is that we can tailor your programme to suit your needs and abilities. We give lots of advice if you decide to apply to the College.

Subject Specific

Students should have a GCSE grade C in either Maths or English and should also meet the general college entry requirements for advanced level study. Please refer to the current prospectus – advanced programmes, entry requirement.

Assessment

Single AS/A2

Working Practices in Leisure - 1st Year

Employment in Leisure - 2nd Year

Future opportunities

Degrees/HNDs in:

  • Leisure Management
  • Business Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Adventure Tourism Management
  • Leisure & Tourism Management

Employment:

  • Leisure & Club Manager
  • Leisure Assistant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Marketing
  • Teaching

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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