Westminster Kingsway College has become the first Institute of Hospitality (IoH) Approved Centre in the country to offer the new Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management.
The 18-month training course is aimed at junior managers working in the hospitality industry who want to move into senior management roles.
The Higher Apprenticeship is flexible and can be tailored to the learners’ needs and experience but includes some core elements, including:
– The IoH Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism, which is a taught programme with one day per month spent at Westminster Kingsway College, which also includes online assessments through the Institute of Hospitality. Completing this part of the course will mean that apprentices receive a professional qualification as part of their studies and are eligible for Institute of Hospitality Membership.
– NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management – a competency-based qualification with workplace assessment. A portfolio of supporting evidence is also required.
– Functional skills at level 2 – maths, English and ICT. John Cunningham MIH, director of professional development at the IoH, said that the college has “successfully delivered the Institute’s qualifications for years”.
“I am therefore delighted that they are the first to confirm they will be offering the new Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management using our Advanced level qualification as its backbone.”
He added: “Apprenticeships like this provide a great blend of training in the knowledge, skills and experience needed to manage effectively in the workplace. We know we have a shortage of highly skilled professional managers and this Higher Apprenticeship is a ground-breaking way to develop the managers that we desperately need.”
The course fees for the Higher Apprenticeship in Hospitality Management at Westminster Kingsway College are £2,800 per person, including registration with the Institute of Hospitality and exam fees. Further information can be found through visiting the website.