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Catering and Accommodation Management - African Institute of Research and Development Studies

This diploma in accommodation and catering management aims to enable the learner produce different types of food and beverage to the required standards, develop management skills to manage a catering and accommodation establishment, appreciate the need for good communication skills and apply entrepreneurship, marketing, and management skills to start and run a catering and accommodation business.

 Diploma  3 years Fee: on application

The hospitality industry is one of the largest industries in the world, which makes it the most competitive industry. This diploma in accommodation and catering management aims at training an all-rounded professional in the hospitality industry who meets the international standards.

The course equips the learner with the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him or her to produce and serve high-quality food and beverages, provide the best accommodation to the guest and most importantly to make the guest feel welcome.

Possible career prospects include:

  • Restaurant Supervisor;
  • Room Attendant;
  • Waiter/Waitress;
  • Teaching;
  • self-employment in Catering;

This diploma program can also lead to further education in Catering and Accommodation at Degree level

Catering and Accommodation Management - objectives

This diploma in accommodation and catering management aims to enable the learner produce different types of food and beverage to the required standards, develop management skills to manage a catering and accommodation establishment, appreciate the need for good communication skills and apply entrepreneurship, marketing, and management skills to start and run a catering and accommodation business.

The course equips one with:

  • Good communication Skills
  • Managerial Skills
  • International Hospitality Skills
  • Professionalism

Entry requirements

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the Catering and Accommodation Management Diploma program must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) OR
  • equivalent qualifications approved by KNEC

Catering and Accommodation Management - course content

Module I

  • Communication skills
  • Life skills
  • Information communication technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food and beverage production
  • Food and beverage service and sales
  • Housekeeping, front office laundry
  • Catering and accommodation control I
  • Catering and accommodation premise
  • Mathematics

 Module II

  • Accommodation management I
  • Catering and accommodation control II
  • Diet therapy
  • Hospitality accounting
  • Law related to hospitality industry
  • Business plan

Module III

  • Accommodation operations management II
  • Principles and practices of management
  • Sales and marketing for hospitality industry
  • Human relations
  • Research methods
  • Elective modules for mod II and III
  • Food and beverage production management
  • Food and beverage service and sales management

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