Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management - Kenya Utalii College | Educartis

Ruaraka
3 years
Diploma
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This three year diploma has been designed to train students in all aspects of the travel and tourism industry, equipping them with the operational, supervisory, and managerial skills required to take on leadership positions within this sector. Taken on-campus at Kenya Utalii College, this course includes a six-month industrial attachment in the final year and prepares students for the IATA Diploma Foundation, Consultant, and Management level examinations. 

Tourism is a booming global industry and provides jobs that are remunerative, interesting and extremely fulfilling, allowing you to channel your interests and strengths into a dream job that will never feel like work. If you're interested in entering this field, this course will provide you with the confidence, industry-knowledge and hands on experience you need to jump start your career. Theoretical training is closely aligned with practical work experience to ensure you're job ready on graduation. 
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Deliver quality customer service and solutions that anticipate, meet, and/or exceed individual expectations.
  • Use marketing concepts, research, sales strategies and relationship management skills to promote and sell products, services, and experiences in this sector. 
  • Use their understanding of current tourism trends and issues to improve work performance and guide their career development. 
  • Apply discipline-specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship. 
  • Identify and implement the supervisory skills and competencies necessary to meet the demands of this ever growing industry. 
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Certification obtained

Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme provides a great foundation and stepping stone to many rewarding careers including: 

  • Travel Agency Manager 
  • Travel Trade Specialist 
  • Tour guide 
  • Travel and Tourism Consultant 

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 
  • A KCSE Minimum Mean Grade of C (Plain) with a C+ (Plus) in English and a C- (Minus) in Mathematics/Geography or the equivalent. 
  • A relevant certificate 
Note
  • Applicants must be 18-30 years old 
  • Foreign Language is an added advantage 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must submit: 

  • A filled out application form 
  • 1000 KSH application fee 
  • 2 Passport Sized Photographs 
  • KCSE Certificate/Result Slip 
  • Copy of National ID/Birth Certificate 
  • Copy of their School Leaving Certificate 

Payment options

Students can pay for their fees through: 
  • Bank Deposit 
  • Bank Transfer 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Kenya Utalii College over the period of three years. The course outline is as follows: 

  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Introduction to Tour Operations
  • Travel Geography
  • Introduction of Travel Operations
  • Basic language I (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish)
  • Destination Attractions and Facilities
  • East Africa Flora and Fauna I
  • Transportation in Tourism
  • Basic Information Technology
  • Basic Language II (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish)
  • Business Communication
  • Tour Planning
  • East Africa Flora and Fauna II
  • Basic Air Fares
  • History of East Africa
  • Food and Beverage Knowledge
  • Intermediate Language I (Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish )
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Social Anthropology
  • Special Fares and Documentations
  • Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Law
  • Intermediate Language II(Chinese/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Spanish )
  • Career Development
  • Leisure and Recreation Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Reservations  Systems
  • Introduction to Principles of Accounts
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Advanced Air Fares I
  • Organization Behavior
  • Hospitality and Tourism Accounting
  • Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Cross Cultural Management in Travel and Tourism
  • Environmental Management
  • Advanced Air Fares II
  • Meetings and Incentives Travel  Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism Economics
  • Group Research Project
  • Industrial Attachment
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