Utalii Gets UNWTO Certification

Successful renewal of the UNWTOTedQual Certification for another four years affirms KUC’s commitment to offering excellent training

Kenya Utalii College (KUC) is happy to announce the successful renewal of its UNWTO.TedQual Certification for a period of four years. The certification was awarded after a thorough audit process that saw the institution attain 90 per cent degree of accomplishment. 

Mr. Hashim Mohamed, Principal and CEO, Kenya Utalii College affirmed the institution’s commitment to maintaining world-class standards while delivering it’s mandate in capacity building for the hospitality and tourism industry.

“We remain focused and have adopted a continuous improvement plan that positively impacts on relevance of training and curriculum delivery,” he said.

The audited programme – Travel and Tourism Management course is a 3-year Diploma that equips students with supervisory and operational skills.  Students who take this course are also prepared for the IATA Diploma Foundation, Consultant and Management level examinations.

The World Tourism Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, issues the UNWTO.TedQual Certification to support quality improvement of tourism education and training programmes.

Subsequently, all institutions willing to obtain the UNWTO.TedQual Certification are part of a continuous quality improvement process that integrates the UN purposes and principles as a transversal aspect, the student learning outcomes as a core issue and the connection and response of the tourism programme to the needs of future employers (public and private) and worldwide reality.

Other areas that are key include implementation of the curriculum and pedagogical system, with faculty and management playing a key role in its materialization.

KUC, as an institution holding a UNWTO. TedQual Certificate, will be granted a 33 per cent reduction of the annual membership fee. Other benefits include automatic alerts on calls that the UNWTO Academy publishes when looking for experts for the Executive training courses organized around the world and access to exclusive discounts for Education Initiatives organized by UNWTO and the UNWTO Academy. 

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