IHS Online: Online Learning & Correspondence

Hospitality Correspondence CourseAs one of South Africa’s leading hospitality schools, The International Hotel School offers a modern mix of relevant courses that equip individuals with the skills and knowledge they require to be successful hospitality industry professionals. These are now also available to the student through correspondence and Online Learning

Work and life commitments often make it difficult or impossible to be a full-time (or part-time) student. Online and Distance Learning study is a suitable alternative that provides flexibility and convenience.

Distance Learning suits those wishing to update their knowledge and improve their operating standards and practices, who do not have the chance to study full time. The wide variety of academic course options is geared towards solving specific managerial and operational concerns. Correspondence studies benefit everyone concerned. Management benefits from a well-trained and skilled staff. Employees benefit from high quality training, which can increase their value on the job and help to advance their careers.

In response to needs expressed by the hospitality industry, The International Hotel School is able to offer a large variety of Distance Learning study options to those already in the industry:

IHS Online

The International Hotel School Online Campus, IHS Online is an online platform for staff in the hospitality industry to improve and update their knowledge or for those interested in studying without the commitment of attending a course full time.

Studying online means you become part of a community of like-minded professionals in pursuit of your career goals.

With our flexible Learning Pathways, students can tailor their studies to suit their needs. IHS Online has a wide range of single subjects which lead to various nationally and internationally-recognised courses ranging from the IHS Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 88062) and the IHS Higher Certificate in Professional Cookery and Kitchen Management NQF Level 5 (SAQA ID No: 88063) to American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Specialisation Certificates and Diplomas.


For those without access to the internet, or for whom Online Learning is not the solution, Correspondence based programmes are available for over 30 different subjects using the materials developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI).

These AHLEI courses can be started at any time throughout the year – and students can benefit from tutorials arranged in Cape Town, Durban or Sandton.

To book, please contact Head Office on 031 – 536 6500 or email: correspondence@hotelschool.co.za

Read more about our Online Learning Programme 

Click here to download the 2014 Course Info Sheet