What to study for a career in tourism

Types of qualifications - What to study

There are many paths to follow to secure a job in tourism. The best one being to get formal education with recognised qualifications.

Successfully completing your secondary school education is the first step. Then you could select the most appropriate course of action. http://www.gttpsa.org/types-of-qualifications/ give a useful summary so we share it here with you:

Getting practical skills is extremely valuable and further routes provide those opportunities.

Learnership Opportunities

If you would prefer to work and study at the same time, contact the training manager of a selected establishment to apply.

There are several national qualifications and learnerships available today, and employers are becoming increasingly involved in implementing these programmes for their existing staff and for new recruits. However the actual opportunities open to you in a company must be discussed with that company beforehand, as nothing is guaranteed.

 A national qualification is made up of unit standards against which the candidate must prove his or her competence. These qualifications enable people with experience in their jobs to gain a qualification without having to attend a formal institution.

A learnership is a structured programme combining theoretical and practical learning that leads to a national qualification. It is a contract entered into by a learner, an employer and a training provider.

Again, when approaching an employer who offers inhouse training, it is important to check that that employer is accredited to provide training.

Courtesy of http://www.gttpsa.org/)