Apprenticeship in Hospitality

The Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland (AHS) is open to 17-24 year olds and is underpinned by the Modern Apprenticeship Hospitality framework where, on completion, apprentices will be awarded a SVQ in Hospitality Services at SCQF Level 5. Within years 1 and 2, apprentices gain experience within four different areas in the hotel; Housekeeping, Food and Beverage Service, Kitchens and Reception.

For the third year of the course apprentices, in discussion with their employer and Training Matters will make a choice as to what qualification best suits their needs and stage of development. They will also select a department, from the four they have already worked in, to be their focus and will remain in the that department for the following 12 months whilst undertaking their third year qualification.

What makes this course unique is that each apprentice takes part in masterclasses and learning journeys offered only to this course. There are normally two masterclasses per department and one learning journey per year.

  • Day visit to Apex Hotels Laundry in Livingstone
  • Green Tourism Workshop at the Gleneagles Hotel
  • HIT Scotland Emerging Talent Conference
  • DIAGEO Bar Academy
  • Wines and Spirits Education Trust Level 1
  • Matthew Algie Coffee School - Glasgow
  • Cooking Experience with Tony Singh

The Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland recognises the success of the apprentices by providing high value, rewarding, learning experiences. At the end of year one, through our partnership with the Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland and Diageo Learning for Life, each apprentice will be taken on a hosted trip to London where they are given access some exclusive venues and national buildings to learn about the operations behind the scenes and to meet the managers and operators, hearing their success stories.

In addition, upon successfully completing the first two years of the Apprenticeship in Hospitality, Scotland each apprentice will be awarded a further scholarship opportunity from DIAGEO Learning for Life and HIT Scotland. In 2016, the apprentice were sent to Italy on an educational wine trip to Bottega Winery. The group spent two days in Italy hosted by the Bottega Winery learning all about the picking and production of prosecco, had a tutored tasting and a beautiful lunch paired with different wines.

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