Institute of Hospitality accreditation

The Institute of Hospitality offers an accreditation service to global educational institutions for the recognition of programmes of professional study in hospitality, leisure, tourism, events and related fields, from craft level through to senior management level.

Accreditation confers on an institution the international recognition of a quality standard in respect of programmes that are relevant to the needs of the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries and which meet accepted Institute of Hospitality international benchmark standards.

The accreditation of programmes helps to promote internationally recognised quality standards, assists in the mobility of labour and facilitates global recruitment.

In the UK, Institute of Hospitality accreditation provides formal professional recognition for the accreditation Key Information Set (KIS) statement displayed on both the UK institution and UNISTATS websites.

Accreditation assists institutions in the development, enhancement and improvement of their programmes and quality management systems and helps them to achieve:

  • A competitive advantage
  • International recognition
  • Added value for students
  • Independent evaluation
  • Professional membership
  • Professional recognition
  • Quality standards

Accreditation gives individuals confidence in their selection of:

  • Education providers
  • Professional programmes of study

Accredited programmes demonstrate they meet recognised levels and standards of professional knowledge, skills and understanding.

Details on how to apply for accreditation can be found here: Applying for accreditation

A list of of accredited programmes can be found here: Accredited programmes