The AHLEI Hospitality Management Program is an intensive management course studied over 12 months. Subject to satisfactory completion of the Program, students without suitable previous employment experience in the hospitality industry may opt for 6 month internship in a leading hospitality company in Bahrain or elsewhere.
To qualify for entry to the AHLEI Diploma you should be a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age, who can demonstrate certified competence in the English language. The AHLEI Diploma in Hospitality Management is modular in nature. This means that joining the Diploma is possible at a number of different points throughout the year – there are intakes nearly every month. Your BIHR Agent will be able to advise you on the start dates. Alternatively, for this or any other further information you can contact BIHR directly – see the ‘Contact Information’ section.
Students study 12 AHLEI modules during the year. These modules cover all the main subject areas required for an international hospitality manager including:
BIHR has extensive links with hospitality industry employers throughout Bahrain. Hotels placing our students include The Ritz Carlton; Crowne Plaza; Gulf Hotel; Sheraton Hotel; The Diplomat Radisson SAS; The Regency Inter-Continental; and Movenpick. Chain restaurants are well-represented in Bahrain and students interested in this field have undertaken internships at Chillis, Bennigans, Fuddruckers, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Pizza Hut, Costa, Starbucks and Baskin Robbins.
Students who successfully complete 12 designated modules receive 12 individual AHLEI certificates (one for each AHLEI subject), 1 AHLEI Diploma in Hospitality Management, transcripts of achievement and a Certificate of Attendance from BIHR.
Certificates earned for each AHLEI module are qualifications in their own right and fully transferable.
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The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality is the UK’s leading specialist professional awarding body for qualifications in the growing hospitality and tourism sector.
It was established in 1982 as a specialist professional awarding body in the UK with a mission to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary sectors. It now has a network of Approved Teaching Centres worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualifications to thousands of new students each year, with BIHR being one of the newly added centers for the GCC region. CTH provides a ladder of progression in hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and our qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry on to final year Bachelor’s Degree programmes and on to Masters top-up programmes. These routes deliver well trained and qualified employees, as well as future leaders for the sector.
CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Ofqual, the UK government body responsible for oversight of the UK’s accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with leading employers and sectoral bodies to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world. CTH is also a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies.