HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, has opened up its educational courses, welcoming a fresh intake of learners and waiving the usual twice annual registration process in a move that will enable furloughed colleagues to learn and enhance their hospitality careers during lockdown.
Ordinarily, learners can only enrol on HOSPA courses in March and August. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis though and with many colleagues currently on furlough, HOSPA is opening up its courses to enable people to join now – helping hospitality professionals to enhance their career and credentials by learning from home.
Course tutors, who deliver online learning, are ready to receive applicants with revised coursework timetables, while HOSPA, which usually requires course payments up front, is allowing those on furlough to pay in instalments.
HOSPA offers a variety of educational courses across finance and revenue management; courses which furnish participants with the relevant tools to excel in their hospitality careers.
Jane Pendlebury, CEO of HOSPA, said: “Hospitality is going through an incredibly tough time at present, with many colleagues currently furloughed. Usually, with our HOSPA courses, applicants are juggling coursework with their day job. Now though, those currently on furlough are in a position where they have the opportunity to dedicate more time to learning and coursework. Recognising that, we’ve taken steps to open up and enable people to join our March intake now.”
She added: “Of course, it’s not just those on furlough who can apply; we welcome any applicants eager to learn about hospitality. With so many on lockdown and with restricted career opportunities, the present time offers a great chance to embellish your capabilities through theory and education, helping you to keep skills sharp.”
As part of enrolment, applicants get access to a wealth of online learning with over 5,000 titles in HOSPA’s online journal entries, along with guides to various aspects of hospitality learning. The courses start from £820+VAT.