Module Identifier RS12910  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Brian J Garrod  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Ian P Keirle  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours 11 x 2-hour lectures  
  Practical   6 Hours 2 x 3-hour practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 5  50%
Semester Assessment Outcomes assessed: 4, 6 Report on a specific sector of the UK tourism or recreation industry50%
Supplementary Assessment Sstudents will be required to re-take the element(s) that led to failing the module. 

Learning outcomes

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

1.   Identify the historical development of UK tourism and recreation
2.   Appreciate the economic significance of the UK tourism and recreation industries
3.   Describe the structure of UK tourism and recreation
4.   Analyse the roles of the different tourism and recreation industry sectors
5.   Appreciate the roles and functions of the public sector in UK tourism and recreation
6.   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 issue that will influence the future development of tourism and recreation in the UK.


This is an introductory module, that will enable students to describe the scale, scope and significance of the UK tourism and recreation industries; identify the structure and organisation of Uk tourism and recreation, and examine the issues surrounding the development of tourism and recreation in the UK.

Transferable skills

Skills assessed in this module:

Reading Lists

Page, S.J. (2003) Tourism Management: Managing for Change Butterworth-Heinemann 0750657529
Wales Tourist Board (2000) Achieving our Potential: A Tourism Strategy for Wales WTB
Broadhurst, R. (2001) Managing Environments for Leisure and Recreation Routledge 0415200997
Curry, N. (1994) Countryside Recreation, Access and Land Use Planning E & F Spon 0419155503
Keirle, I (2002) Countryside Recreation Site Management: a Marketing Approach Routledge 041524885X
** Reference Text
Department of Culture, Media and Sport (1999) Tomorrow's tourism DCMS, London
** Should Be Purchased
Sharpley, R (2003) Tourism and leisure in the countryside 3rd. Elm Publications 1854505009
Youell, R (1998) Tourism: an introduction Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow 0582356970

** Reference Text
English Tourism Council (1999) Insights ETC, London

Technical Reports
** Recommended Consultation
Reports of the Countryside Commission;Countryside Agency, Sports Councils, Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage etc


This module is at CQFW Level 4