Professional Education and Short Courses
HOSPA offers a range of both in depth courses and one day events open to both members and non members.
The HOSPA Professional Development courses provide the skills and knowledge for those hospitality professionals seeking to excel in their careers in hospitality finance or revenue management. Both courses are endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, demonstrating that it adheres to good practice standards in training and training delivery, is relevant to the needs of the industry and meets a wide range of essential criteria relating to quality standards and quality learning outcomes.
With both introductory and advanced levels available, the modules have been specifically written for the hospitality sector by specialist educators and industry-leaders and reflect the need for learners to be continuing in full-time work whilst studying. The Finance Management course programme is studied in 3 separate stages over 18 months. The Revenue Management course programme is offered in 3 separate levels, each taking 5 months to complete.
The programmes utilise both contemporary terminology and professional examples and are assessed through work-based projects, meaning you can apply what you learn directly to the workplace and make a real difference. In addition to the study packs, all learners log into our online learning space (HOSPA World of Learning) with access to subject matter experts, additional resources and EBSCO's online library of academic and business journals all designed to help you get the most from your course. All our courses are based on the best practice metrics and terms recommended in the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.
Continuing Professional Development can be defined as, 'a structured approach to maintaining knowledge, skills and qualifications for your professional career'
Completing CPD can be achieved in many different formats. It is not just limited to traditional courses or seminars. There are many types of learning which can be recognised as being relevant to the acquisition of knowledge including:
work based learning and development
in-house and external training courses
attendance at seminars, workshops and conferences
skills developed as part of normal in-house activitiespart time teaching membership of relevant professional committees
internet network groups
Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in your profession is essential. Membership of HOSPA enables you to keep developing your professional knowledge in finance, revenue management and IT. To discuss how to use HOSPA's resources in your workplace to build a truly learning organisation contact Debra Adams, Head of Professional Development on +44 (0)1202 889430 or email
Supporting Professional Development
The Savoy Educational Trust
HOSPA is proud to be a supporter of the Savoy Society Mentoring Scheme which provides 2-year support structure to hospitality undergraduate students who are nearing completion of their degree and as they forge their careers in the industry.
The scheme, managed by the hospitality charity Springboard, offers selected undergraduates to benefit from the experience, guidance and counsel of successful senior managers from the sector. HOSPA supports the scheme financially, by donating a percentage of all patronage sponsorship and by encouraging members to act as mentors.
Career & Future Career Investment Development Scholarships
We are pleased to offer unique networking and educational opportunities for five aspiring hospitality students who have excelled in their current studies and also for five up-and-coming young people working in Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT. The HOSPA scholarships provide the lucky winners the chance to be noticed by a potential future employer and to be publicly recognised for their outstanding achievements.
The prize comprises of a full day at HOSPACE plus a place at the Conference Dinner, where their achievements will be recognised. Each recipient will also be featured in the Conference Edition of the HOSPA journal; The Overview.
Successful candidates find this to be an excellent networking opportunity with senior members of the hospitality where they an share knowledge and attend education workshops on the industry best-practice for the future.
Barclays LifeSkills Programme
An interactive LifeSkills website with free resources for businesses, schools and young people, including top tips from LifeSkills Ambassadors and guides explaining how to get the most from work experience, CV writing, finding employment and interview skills and success.
HOSPA Annual Awards Ceremony
Hard work and dedication deserves recognition and HOSPA is delighted to acknowledge its outstanding learners from the Finance and Revenue Management Education Programmes each year at the Annual Awards Ceremony.
The highest achievers of each Stage/Level of study are recognised, together with a Learner of the Year award - awarded to the learner who achieves the highest combined course work assessments and examination score.