Course Description 

Hospitality refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. It is described hospitality in the as the virtue of a great soul that cares for the whole universe through the ties of humanity.

Centre for Tourism Training and Research offers hospitality courses like Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Besides this, in 2016 we introduced other courses like Certificate in Catering Operations, and short courses in Basic cookery. The training is done for trainees within the country and others from other parts of Africa e.g. Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, among others.

Centre for Tourism Training and Research trains students who have cleared their form four certificate course at different entry levels and also the working class from various hospitality outlets who want to enhance their skills in the field. Our trainees are taken through a thorough training in class work in addition to practical lessons and field trips that exposes them to the fast growing real world of hospitality industry.

This helps to produce professionals who have a great impact in the industry of hospitality. Besides this our graduates are also able to establish their own businesses in various outlets like in pastry work, fast foods, hotels, outside catering among others which is also a way of job creation for other people.

Our curriculum is well designed with relevant information in the industry being approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development. It captures all the details in the hospitality in the industry as per the industry requirements.

Course Duration

The course is 1980 hours and is structured in 3 semesters


Entry requirements

To be admitted into the course of Certificate in Catering Operations (CCO) the prospective trainee should have the following qualifications:

  1. Attained a minimum of D+ (D plus) or its equivalent or
  2. O-level certificate with a minimum of grade of division IV or its equivalent plus evidence of relevant academic or professional training or
  3. A- Level qualification with a minimum of 1 principal pass or 3 subsidiaries or equivalent.
  4. Any other recognized qualification.


Internship/Industrial training Programme

This programme last for one full year that comprises two semesters in class and third semester for mandatory industrial training/attachment. Before the end of the course, every trainee shall undergo an industrial training/attachment after Semester II.  Industrial attachment is an integral part of training and its assessment forms part of the final grade and certification. WCK – CTTR in collaboration with the organization where the trainee is attached supervises the trainee during the industrial training/attachment period.


Careers opportunities

One can become a pastry chef, Sous Chef, Saucier, pantry chef, meat chef (Rottiseur), Fish cook (Poissonier), Vegetable cook (Entremetier) baker, restaurant waiter, sommelier, store manager, barista, housekeeper, or entrepreneur in the industry of hospitality.

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