The Private Hotel School International Qualifications

Situated in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, the Private Hotel School prides itself on “developing tomorrow’s best today”. Our mission is to develop future hospitality leaders with the practical training, academic knowledge, specialised skills and cultural understanding necessary to succeed in today’s global economy, whilst fostering international goodwill and friendship.

The school offers the following international qualifications:
Diploma in International Hospitality Management (DIHM)

The aim of the DIHM Programme is to offer students, who wish to begin working at the supervisory level within the industry, a comprehensive hospitality management education. Students will be introduced to all aspects of hospitality services operations, and the wide array of career opportunities available within the industry.
Upon successful completion of the DIHM Programme, it is expected that graduates will have developed:

•    The technical and supervisory management skills and product knowledge necessary for a career in the hospitality industry.
•    The ability to think logically and communicate clearly.
•    An inter-disciplinary approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
•    A global perspective on the operations of the industry.

Diploma in International Culinary Arts (DICA)

The aim of the DICA Programme is to offer students, who wish to begin working at the supervisory level within the industry, a comprehensive hospitality management education. Students will be introduced to all aspects of hospitality services operations, and the wide array of career opportunities available within the industry.??Upon successful completion of the DICA Programme, it is expected that graduates will have developed:

•    The technical and supervisory management skills and product knowledge necessary for a career as a Culinary professional.
•    The ability to think logically and communicate clearly.
•    An inter-disciplinary approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
•    A global perspective on the operations of the industry.

Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts

For those who wish to build a new career or those who want to invest in an international qualification to fast track their current career in the food service industry, this six month internationally accredited diploma from the American Hospitality Industry is the best preparation to steer you towards a promising and challenging career. The Advanced Certificate in International Culinary Arts equips participants with the fundamentals of cooking and baking, covering the principles, procedures and techniques in the preparation of different types of food – including a 6 week local internship. The programme offers students a balance of academic knowledge and practical skills, built on a foundation of strong work ethics, positive attitude and values and a desire for excellence. It integrates professional development and cultural awareness skills in onsite work based learning.

Professional Certification Courses

The Private Hotel School provides professional certification short courses for students, industry practitioners interested in enhancing their current skills and for those gearing-up for a career shift to be part of the dynamic hospitality industry. Participants have the opportunity to complete a short term course and receive a certification from American Hospitality Academy International Hospitality Management Schools. Emphasis is on hands-on training.

These are intensive, six month (32 to 64 contact hours) short courses introducing concepts and practicalities of hospitality and culinary operations within the hotel and catering industry context. Delegates will be presented with an overview of the industry, together with an introduction to techniques, from an understanding of the principles of the various disciplines through lectures from subject experts and practical applications such as knife skills.

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