Dubai College of Tourism receives accreditation from Institute of Hospitality
The Institute praised eight of DCT’s programmes
Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), part of the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has received accreditation for eight of its core certificate and diploma programmes from London’s Institute of Hospitality.
The UK entity is responsible for boosting the career development of tourism professionals across the globe. Based in more than 100 countries, the Institute of Hospitality works across the hotel sector, food service, leisure and tourism to make sure educational programmes uphold international standards.
DCT submitted eight programmes for accreditation, namely, Certificate in Culinary Arts; Certificate in Events; Certificate in Hospitality; Certificate in Tourism; Diploma in Culinary Arts; Diploma in Events Management; Diploma in Hospitality Management; and Diploma in Tourism Management.
Commenting on the accreditation, Essa Bin Hadher, general manager of DCT, said: “Dubai College of Tourism is proud to receive this globally recognised accreditation from the Institute of Hospitality. It is testament to the integrity of our international standards across curriculum and faculty and allows us to provide students with the highest quality and relevant training that helps them achieve their academic goals, as well as enabling us to meet the needs of the industry. Gaining accreditation by such a prestigious professional body is also a recognition of DCT’s commitment to continuously strive for excellence to ensure that our graduates are even more readily welcomed by employers in the tourism sector.”
DCT in particular was commended for its strong connections in the industry – allowing students to enter industrial placements more easily. The Institute’s panel of experts were particularly impressed by the College’s academic adjustments to COVID-19, in both shifting towards online learning and adjusting the curriculum itself.
Peter Ducker FIH, chief executive, Institute of Hospitality said, “The Dubai College of Tourism is an excellent college offering exceptional vocational training and we are delighted to welcome them to our global network. We believe that their certificate and diploma programmes meet the highest quality standards and will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to progress an exciting career in the hospitality industry.”