The Swiss International School of Dubai (SISD) is offering the BTEC International Level 3 (Business and) Extended Diploma in Hospitality to students aged 16-18 as part of the school’s IB career-related programme.
The award-winning school – one of the only boarding schools in the region to offer the IB program – has cemented its Swiss heritage and is now offering the Hospitality IB pathway for students who wish to receive a quality Swiss education and excellent university options.
Secondary School Principal Megan La Caze said: “We are delighted to offer this option to our students. The course strengthens our links with Switzerland and the Swiss hospitality industry, which is considered the best in the world. Our students have gone to Les Roches, EHL and Glion in Switzerland and now we want to give them the best possible chance of success in their future paths and careers.”
Headteacher Ruth Burke added: “We are the only school in the UAE to offer our students this exciting opportunity. It is important to ensure that our students have the opportunity to pursue their career options from an early age, given that Switzerland offers some of the world’s top Renowned for its hospitality training, it is logical and appropriate for us to offer such an internationally recognized and respected service.”
The courses, which will be delivered through the hotel.school platform, will be taught on a weekly basis with live practical sessions at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM), one of the world’s leading hospitality business management schools and a subsidiary of the global hotel management group Jumeirah Group. Corporate luxury hotel company. Students will also have the opportunity to gain work experience and opportunities within the Jumeirah Group and other renowned hotel chains.
BTEC is an excellent qualification that helps secure limited places at top hospitality management universities in Switzerland, the UAE and around the world.
“We are very proud of this partnership and we believe that the education we provide at EAHM will enable SISD students to grow, learn and embark on a rewarding journey,” said EAHM Managing Director Jeroen Greven. “Our learning environments are personalized, our teachers are industry-leading and our facilities are top-notch. There’s no better place to learn world-class hospitality.”
The Diploma in Hospitality Management is an internationally recognized course developed as a progression pathway to the professional qualifications offered by the Hospitality School. It encourages and provides opportunities for learners to gain higher education, vocational qualifications such as full-time degrees in hospitality management or related fields such as business management and tourism management.
Through the new course of study, students will gain industry experience and understand all aspects of the hospitality industry, including catering, meetings and events, luxury, sustainable development, front-office operations, technology and digital media, revenue management and more, preparing for the internationalization of SISD Prepare a student body for high-paying careers.
Study opportunities on this course will begin in September 2023 as part of the school’s ICBP program vocational education options. The new course is the latest addition to SISD’s growing educational offering, which also includes the Business Administration BTEC. – trade arab news agency