How to Choose the Right Hospitality Course to Further Your Career
To gain access to these many career options, you can choose to focus on hospitality courses that cover a specific part of the industry, such as job opportunities in hotels, restaurants, events management or even in the culinary field.
Choose one of the hospitality courses, covering the most important aspects of the industry
With a qualification that covers housekeeping, management and a range of soft skills, more doors are opened up. This creates a solid foundation to seek employment in any aspect of the industry.
Bottom line – to have a successful career in this industry, it is important to choose a course that will provide you with ample knowledge about the managing of hotels and restaurants, housekeeping, events management, culinary work or other related businesses.
See the video for an explanation of what hospitality entails.
Which aspects should hospitality courses cover?
Look for a course that offers development in general hospitality management, and a range of skills related to guest relations. This will open career prospects in customer service as well. The ideal course should include learning in the following aspects:
Food and beverage services, in addition to management, will also open up opportunities to work as a food and beverage buyer or manager in the retail sector.
Events management – giving you the skills you require to work in the hotel, catering, conferencing, and entertainment industries as well.
Human resources management – enhancing your prospects for work within the industry, while expanding possibilities to all other industries for work in recruitment, management, and supervision roles.
Business management, which includes a learning in finances, marketing, and sales to give you a solid foundation for opening your own restaurant, hotel, or a related business.
Rooms division management – for opportunities to work in front office or accommodation services.
Leadership skills and entrepreneurship – setting you up for a team management or ownership role.
Basic food preparation and cooking skills – important if you want to open your own B&B, guesthouse or restaurant, or want to get a foot in the door within the culinary sector.
Where to find the perfect course in South Africa?
It is a tall order, but CHS has developed one of the best hospitality courses to cover the above-mentioned aspects and more certification courses in one programme. Learn more about the comprehensiveness and entry requirements for this two-year full-time course, which will equip you with a sought-after and accredited qualification.