Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hour lecture per week
Practical 2 x 3 hour visits to study UK tourism/recreation at first hand


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay of approximately 1500 words  Assignment. Outcomes assessed: 4 and 5  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Exam: Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must resit the element(s) that caused the failure 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Define tourism, leisure and recreation

2. Explain the historical development and current economic significance of UK tourism and recreation

3. Explain the roles and functions of the private, public and voluntary sectors in UK tourism and recreation

4. Describe the critical issues that affect particular UK tourism and recreation sectors

5. Describe the principal issues that will affect the future development of UK tourism and recreation

Brief description

This module provides students with an overview of the tourism and recreation industries in the United Kingdom. It addresses the historical development and current significance of UK tourism and recreation through an exploration of private, public, and not-for-profit industry sectors. The module also investigates the issues that will influence the future development of tourism and recreation in the UK.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students will be expected to include numerical information in their coursework, including finding data, manipulating it and displaying it visually. This will be assessed through the coursework assessment criteria.
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be encouraged to develop realistic learning and self-management strategies through the use of project-based coursework. Students will need to manage their time input to completing the coursework on time and to a high standard.
Information Technology The assignment will require students to make use of the Internet and data-retrieval systems (both bibliographical and statistical). Students' ability to track down and integrage suitable material will be assessed through the coursework assessment criteria.
Research skills Coursework will be project-based, requiring students to determine their own subject (within stated guidelines), choose a suitable research question and decide how they are going to address it. Students' ability to do this will be included in assessment criteria and marked.

Reading List

General Text
Broadhurst, R. (2003) Managing Environments for Leisure and Recreation 3rd edition Elm Publications Primo search Curry, N. (1994) Countryside Recreation, Access and Land Use Planning E & F Spon, London Primo search Keirle, I. (2002) Countryside Recreation Site Management: a Marketing Approach Routledge Primo search Page, S.J. (2003) Tourism Management: Managing for Change Butterworth-Heinemann Primo search Wales Tourist Board (2000) Achieving our Potential: A Tourism Strategy for Wales WTB Primo search English Tourism Council Insights ETC, London Primo search VisitBritain and Wales Tourist Board Annual reports Primo search
Should Be Purchased
Sharpley, R. (2003) Tourism and Leisure in the Countryside 3rd edition Elm Publications Primo search Youell, R (1998) Tourism: an introduction Longman Primo search
Consult For Futher Information
Reports Countyside Commission; Countryside Agency; Sports Councils; Countryside Council for Wales; Scottish Natural Heritage et al Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4