10 Reasons You’ll Love Online Study


Online study is a great alternative to full-time study and is fast becoming the study trend of the future. These days, access to computers, the internet and a variety of online resources has opened the doors of study to those who are starting out their careers, as well as for those already working in the hospitality industry and are looking to update their skills or add to their skill set. International Hotel School’s Online Campus offers exceptional qualifications to online students, with the added benefits of flexibility, convenience and online support.

Here are 10 reasons online study is becoming the study method of choice for so many:

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You set your own timetable - because you can study whenever you are able to, you can easily balance your personal and professional life. Create a study timetable that incorporates work, study and social commitments and stick to your timetable. Email reminders, notifications and regular deadlines keep you on track and focused on achieving your study outcomes through our Online Campus.

Access is easy - If you have your computer with you and access to the internet, you will have access to your studies wherever you are. This aspect saves you travel and transport fees and allows you to be more flexible with your timetable.

Help is a click away - You have the help of online tutors at the touch of a button. You are assigned a personal online tutor for all subject related queries and assistance. They are there to help you whenever you need, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. (Email and Skype ensure you’re always a click away from online assistance)

Variety is key - With IHS’s Online Campus, you’re not limited to just a handful of subject choices - you can also study a specialisation course, a higher certificate and a variety of internationally recognised diplomas. Our learning pathways are essential in guiding our students with their subject and course choices. And our online programmes are not only limited to hospitality and culinary offerings - there is also a wide variety of business and leadership short courses to enjoy. Take a look at our course options here.

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It’s never boring - There are interactive discussions and opinion polls so that you can learn from and share with others; tutor based assignments aimed at developing your ability to apply concepts to the real world of work; automated assessments with instant results and links to video clips, articles and case studies. These helpful and researched study techniques are aimed at helping you achieve the very best results.
Networking - You can connect and network with other like-minded students and industry contacts at any time. This may be helpful for future career prospects.

It makes financial sense - Online study offers discounts for upfront payments, flexible payment terms and easy online payment facilities - ideal for those who are following a budget. Additionally, sometimes employers are also willing to partially or wholly pay for your studies if they see your work/study commitment. Another financial benefit is the savings you make by not having to purchase expensive textbooks.

Certification is top notch - Not only are you awarded a certificate from IHS, you also receive certification from the prestigious American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) when you complete any of their single, specialisation or diploma courses online. With top notch qualifications, you can work anywhere in the world.


It’s good for your career progression - For those who are already employed and who are juggling online study with work commitments, remember that this often goes a long way to displaying excellent time management skills in the workplace - future employers see the value in that. Additional study is often linked to employee promotion, salary increases and other company benefits.

Start something new - often starting an online course can trigger a passion for an area of business that you didn’t know you had. Returning to online study can help change your career path completely and help you rediscover talents, skills and passions for business you never knew you had. IHS Online is the perfect way to round off your skill set while continuing to work in your current position.

Browse our online courses here, select one you know you’ll love, apply, pay, enrol and begin an online journey into a world of hospitality opportunities.

If you have any questions for our online tutors, please feel free to contact us via the comments section below or you can call us on 0861 44 33 00, or email online@hotelschool.co.za