At Carden Park our ethos is to ‘grow our own’, we ensure that our team has the opportunity to develop within their roles and HOSPA has been a big part of this for our finance and food and beverage teams.
The course has really helped me to understand the theory behind the practice of Hotel Revenue Management, and putting the knowledge I gained to practice throughout the Revenue Management course also helped me to increase occupancy and ADR in my previous role as a Reservations Manager at the Alona Hotel.
The course allowed me to take what I knew purely in practice and apply it in a structured theoretical and strategic manner.
The main advantage of the course is being able to link this all back to the text and resource material. Some finance courses are generic, however with HOSPA the examples and case studies are relatable to our industry, allowing you to take learnings from the studies and apply them to your own working environment.
The course has opened more doors for me professionally. It’s a widely recognised qualification that I’ll have on my CV for life, and it’s given me a full and broad understanding of the finance function within the hospitality industry.
The HOSPA course allowed me to gain additional knowledge about Total Revenue Management, while using different assignments to apply theoretical knowledge to my current set of properties. It also provided access to an impressive set of learning resources.
The programme of courses in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting are recognised throughout the hospitality industry and completion of the full
programme provides exemptions from two papers on the Chartered Institute of
Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate in Business Accounting.
Each course costs £820 (plus VAT); this includes everything you will need for your
studies including all study materials, online tutor support, revision papers,
examinations and membership with HOSPA for the duration of your study.
Each course takes approximately 5 months to complete with enrolment in March and
September of each year.
It is possible to defer your studies to a new cohort start date. All assignment grades achieved to date will be held for you. There is a small deferral
fee to cover administration.
Learners have free access to EBSCO Publishing’s database Business Source™ Corporate which provides full text articles from over 5,600 quality business journals covering management, economics, finance, accounting, international business and much more.
All our courses are endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, demonstrating that
they adhere to good practice standards in training and training delivery, are
relevant to the needs of the industry and meet a wide range of essential
criteria relating to quality standards and quality learning outcomes.
On successful completion of all 3 levels of a programme of study you will be
awarded Certified Associate membership status of HOSPA and will be able to use
the letters AHOSPA Cert after your name.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to stick rigidly to the submission
deadlines. If you think you do not have sufficient time to complete your assignment on time, contact the Course Tutor so that a new submission date can be agreed.
All payments must be received prior to a course commencing. Refunds cannot be made once a course commences.
This depends on the individual, but on average you should allow 4 to 6 hours of study per week.
You can access your courses on your computer, mobile or tablets.