More About The NQtac Hotel School

Our hotel school students are registered for the City & Guilds International qualifications, as this allows them the freedom to work in South Africa, go overseas and find employment anywhere in the world or work on the ships and travel. The choices are limitless as the qualifications are recognised in over 120 countries worldwide.
Students are trained by accredited trainers and assessors while working in an actual hotel or restaurant environment. Individually structured training programmes are implemented on site at luxurious 4 and 5 Star establishments both locally and internationally.

On completion of their Hospitality Full Time Courses studies, students leave the Hotel School with a ready-made CV, incorporating skills, fully recognised International Qualifications and the work experience required by potential employers in the industry.


Management students gain the required skills and knowledge of the Hotel Industry by working in each of the operational departments over their 36 months of studies. 

Professional Cookery students become accomplished chefs gaining the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge required through working in top kitchens for a minimum of 12 months over the three year period.


Experience – as the students are employed in industry for the practical component of their Hospitality Full Time Courses they are able to build a comprehensive CV for when they go into industry as qualified employees.


Qualifications – all qualifications are registered with City & Guilds International and the following Hospitality Full Time Courses are offered:

Hospitality Management Programme (36 months) includes:

Food and Beverage Diploma (C&G 8066)
Professional Cookery and Culinary Arts  Certificate (C&G 8065)
Reception Services Diploma (C&G 8067)
Accommodation Services Diploma (C&G 8068)

Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (36 months) (C&G 8065) includes:

Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts and additional Diploma in Patisserie

Due to the exclusivity of the programme, limited positions are available on all programmes.


While in the kitchen, all students will be required to wear full chef’s uniforms including Chef’s jackets, chef’s aprons and chef’s headgear. These are provided by the Hotel School.

Employment Terms

Conditions of employment:
The students are employed by the designated hotel or restaurant for the practical part of their training. A fixed term contract is signed with the establishment for the period of employment.

For the duration of the contract with the host employer, the students fall under the disciplinary control of the designated establishment, from the date on which employment commences. In the event of misconduct or any other legislated reason for dismissal, the management decision of the host employer will be final and the student may be dismissed from the Hotel School.

Fees include all training, assessment, registration with the awarding body, examination fees, certification, files and workbooks, toolkits for the Professional cookery students and all ingredients, quarterly reports and practical placement.

A deposit of 20% upon acceptance into the programme is required for the first year of
studies. The outstanding amount may be paid on a debit order system for the remainder
of the year. At the start of the 2nd and 3rd year the same arrangement will be
implemented with the 20% deposit at the start of the year and the balance on a monthly
debit order

There is a discount of 15% for full payment on acceptance to the Hotel School.

Full Time

Advanced Qualification in Hospitality Management

R54,524.41 + 15% VAT = R62,703.07

20% Deposit = R12,540.61
Balance in 10 payments of R5,016.25

15% Discount = R53,297.61

Advanced Qualification in Patisserie and Culinary Arts

R79,494.57 + 15% VAT = R91,418.76

20% Deposit = R18,283.75
Balance in 10 payments of R7,313.50

15% Discount = R77,705.94

Patisserie Qualification

R44,722.68 + 15% VAT = R51,431.08

20% Deposit = R10,286.22
Balance in 10 Payments of R4,114.49

15% Discount = R43,716.42

Assistant Chef Course

R10,226.58 + 15% VAT = R11,760.57

Deposit R3,000.00

6 Monthly Payments ofR1,460.10


Diploma or Advanced Diploma

R37,020.44 + 15% VAT = R42,573.51

20% Deposit = R8,514.70
Balance in 10 payments of R3,405.88

15% Discount of Full Payment = R36,187.48


R28,821.29 + 15% VAT = R33,144.48

20% Deposit = R6,628.90
Balance in 10 payments of R2,651.56

15% Discount of Full Payment = R28,172.81

Diploma in Hospitality Management Full Qualification

R123,484.31 +15% VAT = R142,006.95

15% Discount of full payment = R120,705.91

Year 1
R41,161.43 + 15% VAT = R47,335.65
20% Deposit = R9,467.13

Balance in 10 payments of R3,786.85

Year 2
R41,161.43 + 15% VAT = R47,335.65
20% Deposit = R9,467.13

Balance in 10 payments of R3,786.85

Year 3
R41,161.43 + 15% VAT = R47,335.65
20% Deposit =R9,467.13

Balance in 10 payments of R3,786.85

During the first week, students will be given induction and orientation training and thereafter training will commence according to the departmental schedule.

The students attend theoretical classroom lectures in each department before being placed in industry in that specific department: for example – two months theory in Food and Beverage, then 4 months placement in industry in the Food and Beverage department, including restaurant, room service, bar, banqueting, etc.

Students gain qualifications and work experience in all four of the operational departments before doing the Management Diploma.

Professional Cookery students follow the same schedule but spend their industry experential time only in the Kitchen section

While we do not promise placement to the students on completion of their studies, we do have close relationships with a large number of hotels with which we work.

These hotels often ask us for suitable applicants in different positions and many of our students have found employment in the industry through this networking system.

Accredited with City & Guilds, London, ‘Hospitality On-Line Studies’ provided by NQtac Cape

Certificates & Diplomas

Accommodation Services (8068)
Reception Services (8067)
Food and Beverage  Services (8066)
Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (8065)

Also see the “Online Courses” section

  • Candidates can apply for registration at any time online by submitting the electronic application form and either
    e-mailing or faxing the following documents to or 0866 48 5352
  • CV
  • Identity document or passport
  • If you are being sponsored, a letter from your company on the company letterhead indicating such.
  • Once the application has been accepted, you will be issued with a username and password to allow you access to the online system
  • A minimum deposit of 50% is required on notice of acceptance before the username and password will be issued.
  • The balance of the fees can be paid in advance, via stop order, or on a monthly basis thereafter.
  • You can email the your written assignments back to your assessor when completed.
  • The Certificate qualification through City & Guilds will take approximately 12 months and the Diploma qualification will be approximately 18 months to complete. However, you can complete the qualification at your own time and pace.
  • Should you not submit assignments for a period of 3 consecutive months, you may be removed from the programme at NQtac’s discretion.
  • Every assignment must be completed and fees must be paid in full before you will be registered to write the exams.
  • It is your responsibility to arrange for a practical session at a suitable organization where you will be able to demonstrate competence to a registered assessor.
  • The site must be approved by NQtac and will be required to complete an on-site equipment form to ascertain if all the relevant equipment and resources are available for assessment purposes.
  • You will be required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence for the practical component of the qualification and will receive the relevant documentation required for this via e-mail.
  • In the case of the complete qualification, proof of attendance of a First Aid and Fire training Hospitality Full Time Courses needs to be done in your own time and at your own cost.
  • The exam takes the form of a multiple choice questionnaire and you will be required to write the exam at your nearest City & Guilds registered examination centre. NQtac will advise you as to where this is.
  • You should receive your City & Guilds certificate approximately 8 to 10 weeks after successful completion of the qualification (issued from UK, so times may vary).
  • The learner agrees to cover all costs for postage of Portfolio’s Of Evidence or other documents sent to NQtac.
  • Examination fees and certification are included in the fee.

There is a discount of 15% for full payment on acceptance to the Hotel School.

What do I need for a successful application?

  • Matric or equivalent qualification
  • Use of a computer with ‘Windows’ and internet access
  • Email address
  • Contactable telephone numbers