Certified Professional Courses

in Academic Skills for the Hospitality Industry

Foundation Level
Masters Level



The Certified Professional Foundation course in English in an idea way for students to strengthen their English language skills before commencing the Certified Professional in Hospitality Operations programme or joining the first year of academic studies at HTMi Sörenberg campus. This programme is designed to help students to acquire the competence, confidence and skills necessary to study at higher-level courses. A key feature of the course is students utilise their developed language skills by introducing hospitality training in the various parts of our, Hospitality Training and Development Centres at HTMi. The courses and pace of teaching are tailored to meet the needs of each respective group of students.

Intakes: January, April, August, October.

Duration: 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Entry requirements:

Foundation Level: 17+ years old. High School Certificate. Students who have an IELTS level from 3.5 to 4.5 will be enrolled for now or two 10-weeks blocks of English Foundation levels 1 and 2.

Masters Level: 20+ years old. Students hold a Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma or a minimum three years suitable experience and have suitable academic qualifications. Students who have an IELTS level of 4.5 to 5.0 will be enrolled for one or two 10-week blocks of English Foundation levels 1 and 2.

Students’ suitability for the course will be supported by a Motivation Letter / Statement of Purpose to describe why the student is selecting this course and how it fits into the future career plan (also part of the visa documents). This will also form part of an interview by HTMi Admissions/Marketing Group.

Fees (Swiss Francs)

CHF 850 per week (CHF 17,000 per 20 weeks semester, CHF 8500 per 10 weeks)


  1. Fees include tuition, standard accommodation, food and Down Payment.
  2. Standard accommodation is twin sharing in a standard room with a washbasin and shared bathroom


  • English for Hospitality and Tourism
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar
  • Learning and Study Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Hospitality Skills
  • Hospitality German
  • Industry Visits

Foundation Level students who successfully complete the programme will be able to continue to Undergraduate Pathways.

  • English for Academic Research
  • Literature Review Writing Skills
  • Methodology Writing Skills
  • Research Approach Skills
  • Conclusion Writing Skills
  • Referencing & Citation Skills
  • Hospitality Skills
  • Industry Visits

Masters Level students who successfully complete the programme will be able to continue to Postgraduate or Masters Pathways.

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