The International Hotel School seeks to quality assure its programmes through membership of a number of bodies, both educational and professional, who have an interest in promoting high standards within the hospitality industry.
Our courses are both nationally and internationally accredited, and we believe that learning should be reinforced with practical training, and the practical experience that we provide for the students all make us one of the top private hospitality training providers in Southern Africa.
The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
The International Hotel School is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for the qualifications as per Registration No: 2000/HE07/005
Further Education and Training
The International Hotel School is Provisionally registered as a Private FET College with DHET for the qualifications as per Registration No: 2009/FE07/077 (Expiry date: 31/12/2015)
Council on Higher Education
The International Hotel School is registered with the Council on Higher Education (CHE) as a Private Higher Education Training Institution, and our Full Time Diploma Programmes are accredited by CHE.
At IHS we offer a number of Cathsseta (the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority, is the Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) [the Skills Act] for the Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Economic Sector) accredited programmes within our Traineeship and Christina Martin Culinary Arts programmes.
All qualifications in South Africa need to be registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Our two Full Time Diploma Programmes are registered with SAQA. (Look up International Hotel School as an Accredited Provider in this search link) Our THETA and City and Guilds courses are all registered with SAQA under the names of the training authority.
International standards, international recognition
The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute
The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) was founded in 1950 to serve the needs of the Hilton, Holiday Inn, and Marriot Hotels amongst others, and has become the worldwide benchmark in Hospitality Training.
Operating in over 54 countries, the AHLEI has been teaching leaders in the hospitality industry for over 50 years. AHLEI published hospitality textbooks and courses that are used in more than 3,000 universities, colleges, hotel schools, vocational/technical institutes, and high schools throughout the world. AHLEI courses are developed with input from hospitality industry professionals and reflect the most current industry practices and trends.
IHS, as a master licensee in South Africa, has access to the wide range of books, programmes, videos, and web-based learning material which shows students how to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom. This material is constantly updated to meet industry needs. As the only hotel school in South Africa whose diplomas are recognised by the AHLEI, our graduates are highly sought after by leading hospitality establishments locally and internationally.
City and Guilds
City & Guilds Group is the UK’s leading vocational awarding organisation. All of The International Hotel School campuses are City and Guilds centres, and a number of City & Guilds certificate courses are offered as part of our Traineeship and Christina Martin Culinary Arts programmes. Find out more.