Details for Online studies below

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 and work online at their own pace.

On completion of their 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.


Sudents gain the required skills and knowledge of the Hotel Industry by studying online and completing the practical component in a hospitality operation.



Experience – as the students are employed in industry for the practical component of their Hospitality Online Course 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 Online Course are offered:
Food and Beverage Certificate (C&G 8066)
Food Preparation and Culinary Arts  Certificate (C&G 8065)
Reception Services Certificate (C&G 8067)
Accommodation Services Certificate (C&G 8068)

Accommodation Services Diploma (C&G)
Reception Services Diploma (C&G)
Food and Beverage Diploma (C&G)
Diploma in Food Preparation and Culinary Arts (C&G 8065)

Diploma in Patisserie



If doing a practical 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 not provided by the Hotel School for online students.

Employment Terms

Conditions of employment:
The students are employed by an appropriate hotel or restaurant for the practical part of their training. For on-line students, it is their own responsibility to find placement. 


Fees for online students include training, assessment, registration with the awarding body, access to study materials, examination fees and certification.

Payment conditions

A minimum deposit of 50% upon acceptance into the programme is required for the online studies. The outstanding amount may be paid monthly or on a debit order system for the remainder of the year. 

Download Fees and Application Form

The online students are responsible for formulating their own schedules as they will know how much time they have available for studying. It is recommended that a study schedule is set up early on as this acts as a motivator to complete the programmes

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

Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are offered in the following:

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

  • 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 workbooks online.
  • 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.
  • Assignments can be e-mailed 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.
  • Assignments must be submitted consecutively 
  • 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.
  • Once the Portfolio of Evidence has been received and a desk-top evaluation of the portfolio has been completed, an assessor will be appointed.
  • In the case of the complete qualification, proof of attendance of a First Aid training Hospitality Online Course 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.

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