Once you have chosen the career that you want to pursue, the next step is finding a school to study at. It sounds easy but it actually isn’t. There are a lot of schools out there that offer you everything under the sun. You need to do some homework to decide which is the best for you.
Once again, research the school that you are looking at, and make an informed decision.
Questions to ask
- Are they a registered education training provider?
- Who are they registered with?
- Are their courses accredited?
- Who are they accredited with?
- Is their qualification internationally recognised?
- How many countries is it internationally recognised in?
- And most importantly what are they offering, a certificate or a diploma?
- Do they place students in practicals, or do you have to find your own?
Researching a school will enable you to make the right choice as to whether it is the right school to take you to where you want to go.
Our answers to these questions
To save you some time we thought we would answer these questions for you.
Is IHS registered?
Yes, IHS is registered with the education departments mentioned below…
Who is IHS registered with?
The South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education institution and provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private FET College. Our programmes are accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Our CATHSSETA and City and Guilds qualifications are also registered with SAQA.
When choosing a place to study, make sure that the institution and its courses are registered with the DHET and you are not wasting your money.
Are IHS courses accredited and if so, by whom?
Yes, they are accredited with the following:
- Council for Higher Education (CHE)(for our Higher Education programmes, the 3 year Management programmes)
- Our FET programmes are accredited with CATHSSETA and Umalusi.
Is the IHS qualification internationally recognised?
How many countries are these qualifications recognised in?
The AHLEI qualification is recognised in 54 countries and is taught in over 120 education institutions worldwide. City and Guilds operates in over 100 countries world wide
And most importantly, what is IHS offering you, a certificate or a diploma?
IHS offer a number of programmes. Our Full-Time programmes are all national and/or international diploma programmes. Our traineeships are international diplomas and national diplomas with some certificate courses as part of the overall programme. Our Christina Martin Culinary Arts programmes are national and/or international certificate and diploma programmes. We also offer a number of shorter certificate programmes.
Does IHS place students in practicals, or do you have to find your own?
IHS will place you for your experiental learning practicals. We have a number of leading Hospitality establishments where we place our students.
Click here to download the IHS 2013 Prospectus (20478)