Hospitality Fundamentals

This program provides a concentrated introduction to hospitality basics. It gives students a solid foundation in lodging properties with a focus on rooms division, food and beverage competencies and supervisory skills.


6 Months

Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is Included?

  • Self-study learning portal access.
  • Paperback or digital books for 6 courses
  • Study plans with flexibility of time.
  • 6 individual certifications from AHLA USA
  • Diploma from AHLA USA & certificate of completion from COTHM Dubai.
  • Premium subscription of COTHM Students Portal portal worth $250.
  • Lifetime membership of COTHM Community Portal.
  • Premium subscription of Typsy–Australia worth $US 96. (Video Training Courses)
  • Enlisting in a pool of international candidates–Facilitation for an international internship
  • Free webinars by industry experts
  • Career Pathway & Education pathway counseling


Am I eligible for this progamme?

This course is most suited to individuals who are at least 16 years old, have a high school education.

English Proficiency

Candidates who do not have English as a first language will have to demonstrate competence in reading, writing, and listening skills in English.

About this Course​

These six courses cover material that will provide a solid foundation for those starting out in hospitality. ​

This program provides a concentrated introduction to hospitality basics. It gives students a solid foundation in lodging properties with a focus on rooms division, food and beverage competencies and supervisory skills.

  • This course takes a management perspective in explaining the organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, and clubs. It includes information on franchising, management contracts, business ethics, human resources, marketing and much more. Charts, exhibits, hospitality industry statistics, and website listings provide useful information that can be applied on the job.
  • Get the foundation you need to make smart decisions in food and beverage operations. This course shows how to give guests the highest priority as all details of the food and beverage operation are planned, implemented, and evaluated. You’ll learn how to build business through effective marketing strategies, how to satisfy the food-quality and nutritional demands of guests, and how to increase profits by maximizing service, productivity, and technology.
  • This course teaches the skills that can help you develop effective supervision and management skills that are essential to success in the industry. Topics include how to recruit, select, and train; increase productivity; control labor costs; communicate effectively; manage conflict and change; and use time management techniques. Resources on creating a professional development plan for your hospitality career can help you set the direction for future educational and professional endeavors.
  • This is AHLEI’s foundational, introductory accounting course. You need no prior accounting experience to take this course. This course will help you develop a solid understanding of hotel and restaurant accounting procedures, with a focus on the computerized accounting used in today’s hospitality accounting situations. You’ll learn about taxation of business income, the role of governmental agencies, and how to read and analyze financial statements. The most recent edition of this textbook incorporates several chapters from Accounting for Hospitality Managers #362.
  • Increase front office efficiency and help sales grow with the knowledge and skills gained from this course. Topics include revenue management and the latest technology applications. This course shows how front office activities and functions affect other departments and focuses on how to manage the front office to ensure your property’s goals are met. Case studies and real-world examples present a practical industry focus.
  • No property can be profitable without clean rooms and efficient housekeeping operations. Learn what it takes to manage this important department. This course provides a thorough overview, from the big picture of hiring and retaining a quality staff, planning, and organizing, to the technical details for cleaning each area of the hotel. Practical information from industry experts makes the contents of this course immediately applicable to your job situation.

Education Path

After successful completion of this professional qualification any of below certification path:

  • Continues to gain more Hospitality Certifications
  • Continue with Hospitality Specializations
  • Continue with  Hospitality Fundamentals Program
  • Continue with Hospitality Management Diploma

Career Path


Proctor Required: Yes
Number of Examinations:
Number of Questions per Course: 200
Time Allowed per Course: 240 minutes
Passing Score: 70%

  • A moc exam is provided before the candidate appears in the final examination
  • A one week notice is required to schedule the final examination
  • All examination are held invigilated by COTHM administration

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion, the candidate will be awarded with:

  • 6 Individual certifications by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
  • Hospitality Management Diploma​ by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.


  • 103 Hospitality Today: An Introduction
  • 241 Management of Food and Beverage Operations
  • 250 Supervision in the Hospitality Industry
  • 261 Hotel and Restaurant Accounting
  • 333 Managing Front Office Operations
  • 338 Managing Housekeeping Operations

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