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Tourism and Hospitality Courses

Tourism and hospitality is a broad industry that offers you a variety of exciting career opportunities. It incorporates fields such as catering, hotel management, restaurant management, and tourism management.

 

At Oxbridge Academy, you can choose from a selection of courses that are designed to equip you with the practical skills you will need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Tourism and Hospitality Courses

Tourism and hospitality is a broad industry that offers you a variety of exciting career opportunities. It incorporates fields such as catering, hotel management, restaurant management, and tourism management.

At Oxbridge Academy, you can choose from a selection of courses that are designed to equip you with the practical skills you will need to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.

The courses you can choose from include:

Short Learning Programmes

These non-credit-bearing skills courses are designed to equip you with the basic skills you need to work in a specific area of tourism or hospitality management.

National Qualifications (N4 – N6)

These N4 – N6 courses lead to national qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This means that the course content is aligned with industry and employer needs. When you study one of these courses, therefore, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to start your career in the tourism industry.

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How you can benefit from studying a Tourism and Hospitality course at Oxbridge Academy

  • You can gain industry-relevant knowledge and skills by studying your tourism and hospitality course in your own time at home.
  • You can get academic support from a tutor within 48 hours if you need help with your course work or assignments.
  • You can choose whether you want to pay for your course upfront or in monthly instalments.

What does the Tourism and Hospitality industry entail?

The tourism and hospitality industry is a service-driven industry focused on providing pleasant and enjoyable experiences to guests and tourists. It is interdisciplinary in nature, and incorporates elements of events planning, marketing, finance, management, and PR.

Areas that fall under the tourism and hospitality industry include:

  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hotel and Guest House Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Transport
  • Travel and Tourism

The diverse nature of the tourism and hospitality industry means that it involves a wide range of activities in the areas mentioned above. Activities can include:

  • Providing the catering for an event.
  • Running a guest house.
  • Greeting guests when they arrive at a restaurant.
  • Managing reservations for a hotel.
  • Providing assistance to guests at a health resort or spa.
  • Leading tour groups and showing them various tourist attractions.
  • Preparing and serving food at a restaurant.
  • Assisting passengers on a cruise ship.

These are only a few examples – keep in mind that the activities will differ from one area of specialisation within the tourism and hospitality industry to another.

What career opportunities are there in Tourism and Hospitality?

The tourism and hospitality industry provides plenty of exciting career opportunities at both junior and senior level. Due to the nature of the industry, there is plenty of room for career growth and specialisation.

Some of the career opportunities that are available include:

  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Concierge
  • Event Planner
  • Flight Attendant
  • Hotel Manager
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Lodge Manager
  • Reservations Clerk
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Spa Assistant
  • Theme Park Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Travel Agent
  • Waiter

A career in hospitality and tourism involves working closely with different people, and is also likely to involve working long hours or shifts.

What skills do you need to succeed in the Tourism and Hospitality industry?

 

You will need:

  • Good communication skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience
  • Enthusiasm
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • A well-groomed appearance
  • Respect for different cultures
  • Ability to work on your own and in a team

Ready to start developing your skills for the hospitality and tourism industry?

 

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Glossary:

  • Barista: A person who is specially trained in preparing and serving coffee and coffee-based beverages.
  • Catering: An activity that involves planning and organising the food and drinks for various types of events.
  • Concierge: A person who is employed by a hotel to assist the guests, particularly with their luggage, their dinner reservations, and their transport arrangements. The precise range of duties performed by a concierge will differ from one hotel to another.
  • Interdisciplinary: Involving more than one discipline, branch of knowledge, or field of study.