School of Hospitality and Tourism
The National Certificate Vocational (NCV) courses in the Hospitality and Tourism offered at PE College are offered on a full-time basis over a period of three years at levels 2, 3 and 4 on the National Qualifications Framework. The curricula for these qualifications comprise of both theory and practical work. The practical component is offered in a real workplace environment, which is set up at the college in the form of a simulated workplace. If you are creative, innovative and extraordinarily passionate about cooking, you can enrol for this challenging yet rewarding program called hospitality.
Minimum entry requirements:
- A year end school report for grade 9 or higher
- An NQF level 1 qualification
- An approved bridging program designed for the specific purpose to access NQF level 2
- A recognition of prior learning assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF level 2
The Hospitality industry consists of a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise lining and a number of additional fields. The hospitality industry is a billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A Hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel or even an amusement park consists of multiple groups, such as facility maintenance, direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, etc.), management, marketing and human resources. Students who enter the hospitality industry need to keep in mind that this involves a specific lifestyle, thus requiring authenticity, professionalism and actual concern for the happiness and well being of their customers. This will ensure the success of your career.
A career choice in Tourism is highly challenging and demanding, long working hours over weekends and holidays. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the South African economy. The Tourism industry is a service industry and therefore professional presentation of yourself and your product is of the utmost importance.