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Career Skills Programmes

Diploma in Hospitality Practice (skills-based)




La Xenia Campus


6 Months includes:
Academic Study
10 weeks
10-12 weeks


Onsite or


100%  in English
Entry Requirements
Career Opportunities

Diploma in Hospitality Practice

The Diploma in Hospitality Practice is a skills-based programme.

A diploma level programme designed to provide students with the essential skills for their first job in the hospitality & tourism sector.

The Hospitality Practice qualification can be studied as a diploma level qualification whereby learners are enrolled in all 8 units and allows learners to focus on a specific area of hospitality such as housekeeping or front office.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum age of 16 at enrollment for European students and a minimum age of 17 at enrollment for International students.
  • All students without English as a first language must show competence in English at a level equal to IELTS 4.5 minimum.
  • La Xenia can provide a set of placement tests where necessary to assess a student’s English level.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Hospitality Practice will enable students to apply for jobs in hospitality and tourism organisations as reception desk professional, waiter/waitress, housekeeping, concierge, bartender and many more.


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Fees in Swiss Francs (CHF)

Diploma in Hospitality Practice

(10 weeks)

Standard Tuition Fee 


Application Fee


Meals Fee


Accommodation Fee*


Operation Expenses


Grand Total


* The accommodation fee may vary. Based on the room type. All room options are subject to availability.

For further details regarding fees, please visit Tuition & Fees.

Why Study the Diploma in Hospitality Practice at La Xenia?

The Diploma in Hospitality Practice provides students:

  • with a range of essential skills they will need to perform successfully in their jobs in the hospitality & tourism industry.

Students may focus on a specific area of hospitality such as housekeeping, front office or food & beverage service.

Diploma in Hospitality Practice

Programme Structure

Students must successfully complete:  8 core courses

Credits: 20 ECTS

Please Note:  Upon successfully completing the program requirements, students will earn a La Xenia International Institute of Switzerland – Diploma in Hospitality Practice

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Core Courses

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Customer Service Skills

Restaurant and Bar Service 1

Restaurant and Bar Service 2

Concierge and Guest Service

Housekeeping 1

Housekeeping 2

Reception and Reservations


Note:  The courses listed above for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and meet industry needs as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to the courses – if this occurs, we will contact all registered students as soon as possible.

Diploma in Hospitality Practice

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