This programme is a partnership between UCCI and the Cayman Islands Government through the Department of Tourism to prepare Caymanians with Hospitality & Tourism related Education, Training, Certification and Career guidance for long-term hospitality success and industry leadership.
The programme follows a corporative learning model where students follow pre- scribed theoretical elements combined with on-the-job training and shadowing for the duration of the programme.
Students who successfully complete the Hospitality and Tourism Certificate Programme will receive:
UCCI Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism
City & Guilds Diploma in at least one of the following areas:
Food Preparation and Cooking
Food & Beverage Services
Certificate Programme Objectives:
Provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the hospitality industry operations and the required management skills necessary to be successfully employed in entry or supervisory positions
Enhance the students’ understanding of the opportunities and challenges present in the hospitality industry
Assist the student in developing the high-level personal and professional performance standards required by the hospitality industry.
For full-time students, this programme should last three semesters.
Programme Entry Requirements
Must be Caymanian
High school/secondary school leavers (aged 16 to 20)
UCCI Placement Exam (score of 90 to 109)
Submit an Application
3-minute Video Presentation
Pre-screen/ Interview process once the application is received
Vocational English I
Numeracy Skills 1
Intro to College & Employability Skills
Hospitality and Tourism
Food Safety & Sanitation I
Students have the option to specialized in one of the three tracks