Vocational education (after high school)
BRITISH DIPLOMA in Hospitality - your passport to a global career!
We offer British vocational qualification in hospitality - "Edexcel BTEC Level 3 DIPLOMA in Hospitality". Edexcel, is a UK company, one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland's five main examination boards, and is wholly owned by Pearson, the world's largest education company, which enables you to access the first-class resources. Now it's available in Latvia!
In addition, the Latvian Ministry of Education issues a Latvian vocational education document awarding the Latvian qualification "Hotel service specialist." As a result, you will be awarded two valuable diplomas.
What’s included in the school program?
The program consists of the following units:
Additional units (integrated with the Latvian professional qualification program "Hotel Services"):
All programs offered in the School of Hotel Business Organization followed by practice. You can choose one of many places of practice, offered by our partners in Latvia or abroad. More details here
The training schedule
Start in 2016 on February 1 and September 5 (the intake twice per year).
For the program completion need 1.5 years or 3 semesters (size of the program - 120 credit points). During the week you should expect 18-28 academic hours (4 working days). Form of training - full-time.
Is there a dormitory or a hostel provided?
You may stay at a student dormitory (the cost starts from 150 Euro per month).
What teachers will be teaching classes?
The team consists mainly of hospitality professionals - people that have worked in the business and know the ins-and-outs of it. They are leading managers of local and international hotels, as well as experts - representatives of Hospitality Industry associations.
What is the tuition fee?
Admission fee is 500 Euro (payment for registration in Edexcel Online in the UK)
Annual tuition fee for EU students - 1640 Euro (per Year) or 860 Euro per Term.
Annual tuition fee for students from CIS countries - 2500 Euro (per Year) or, 1290 Euro per Term, for other international students - 2700 Euro (per Year) or 1350 per Term.
We encourage achievements in the studies! For good grades receive a 5% discount of the cost of training, and for the great - 10%! The first semester discount is based on previous school result and future discounts - based on the results of the each following semester.
You can get more information about discounts here
How to apply for admission?
Admission information for foreign students here
Who issues the diploma?
Hotel Management College in Riga is the representative of Edexcel BTEC in the Baltic countries and provides courses, according with Edexcel standards (Centre number: 90478).
Edexcel (owned by Pearson Education Ltd) is the world's largest examination organization, offering academic and vocational programs (BTEC) qualifications and the testing of acquired knowledge and the training and skills of more than 25,000 schools in the UK and more than 100 countries around the world. Click here for details.
Advantages of this qualification?
QUALITY - Edexcel qualification assures that you have gained the professional knowledge and skills according to international standards. This is particularly important if you plan to make a career within multinational corporations.
FLEXIBILITY - if you decide to discontinue your studies before the end of the program, you may qualify for a lower level of qualification (such as the Subsidiary Diploma for 60 credit points or a Certificate for 30 points).
MOBILITY - Edexcel qualifications allows you to prolong your studies in higher education (in more than 200 colleges and Universities in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia or even Australia). This can save a great deal of time and unnecessary expense, because all credited points may be transferred to other programmes.
MANAGEMENT SKILLS – according to our programme of UK qualifications, great attention is paid to management skills. As a result, at the end of your training, you'll be able to apply for senior positions such as Head of Reception, Hotel Manager, Director of Conference and Banqueting Department, etc.
ENGLISH – the ability to speak English in the tourism and hospitality industry is hard to overestimate as it is the main language of the industry throughout the world. In this program you will learn to use it freely in everyday communication.