Career Skills Courses

Career Skills courses aim to increase both job performance and career prospects. This is designed for new recruits who are undertaking their first job and need to upgrade a single competence, as well as skill up a wide range of abilities. Either way, they are aimed to enhance workers’ skills from a practical point of view, usually through highly-focused, English-based, intensive short-term courses.

Short Skills Courses

English for Tourism and Hospitality

Designed to provide communication and study skills to enable academic progression, it targets topics which are familiar to hospitality and tourism employees with modules such as English for Working in Restaurants, English for Working in Hotels and Tourism and Travel English.

Hospitality Practise

Aimed to provide students with an understanding of the Hospitality Industry through a range of essential skills and a practical approach. It’s suitable for employees with a more practical job output, through units such as Customer Skills, Restaurant and Bar Service, Housekeeping, Reception and Reservations, Concierge and Guest Service.

Team Leadership

This Award is designed for individuals aspiring to pursue a career in the hotel and tourism industries, achievable by completing one Unit: International Team Leadership for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism.

Workplace Assessment

Aimed to qualify learning achieved in the workplace, from theory to practical realisation, this certificate is for professionals who wish to learn how to conduct an effective workplace-based assessment. Students can make their way through units such as Plan and Prepare Specific Learning and Development Opportunities, Assess Occupational Competence in the Work Environment, Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning.

Travel Skills Qualifications

  • Award in VA Fares & Ticketing (Level 2)

  • Award in VA Fares & Ticketing (Level 3)

  • Award in Sabre System (Level 2)

  • Award in VA Earth (Level 2)

  • Certificate in International Travel Reservations (Level 2)

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