The Hotel School offers a
range of full time and part time opportunities for young people
looking to join this fast moving industry and those not quite so young
look to broaden their knowledge and improve their prospects of
time Study - Higher Diploma in
Spanning 3 years and Commencing
each year in January (mid year in Cape Town) comprises of
50% academic (classroom) study and 50% practical experiential training
in 4 and 5 star establishments.
This S.A.Q.A. accredited qualification delivers core subjects
in Accommodation and Food & Beverage Management supported during
the first two years with generic business management subjects -
accounting, computer science, communications, management
practice etc. In
the third year, students elect to study the area of hospitality of
interest to them.
Normally 3 years focused on
management or culinary interests, though new programmes are being
created all the time. Modeled
on the age old apprenticeship formula - the trainee
follows a planned journey through the various operating departments
while studying with us on a distance learning or short course basis.
The trainee is employed by the sponsoring organisation and will
generally be expected to contribute towards the programme costs.
The Hotel School is retained by the organisation to deliver the
educational inputs. Please
note that places on these programmes are very limited and that
prospective trainees are asked to apply before the end of July each
year to allow time for employers to make the final selection.
Utilising the same core
materials produced by the educational institute of the American Hotel
and Lodging Association, students can choose to study courses singly
or in subject groups. Whichever
choices are made, students are advised to choose with their long term
aspirations in mind.
normally start in the first part of the year to ensure that they are
able to benefit from the tutorials arranged twice per year in Cape
Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Instead of the traditional
book based study, students can now opt to study and ultimately sit the
exams via internet access to the Educational Institutes web site.
- A real option
for those with web access and perhaps living in an area removed from
our tutorial centres.
every one wishes to study to an annual academic calendar -
for them we have
adapted some of the more popular courses to an intensive one week
format. Students will preferably be sent books the month before
the course and sit exams (optional) one month after. Note for employers / associations – where you can guarantee
a group of 10 or more students we can deliver the course on your
premises, for greater cost effectiveness.
During the development of
its full time programmes the school has created a number of first
class skills training packages - specifically on Food & Beverage Service, Housekeeping and
Front Office. Run
on a day release or short course basis, they provide employers with a
significant resource in their training armory.
Fidelio is the pre-eminant
property management software used by leading hotels in the region.
Licensed by Fidelio, the International Hotel School runs
regular training courses for aspiring and established Front Office
at the Durban Campus - Johannesburg and Cape Town soon).