Certificates for students

EURHODIP Qualifications of Professional Skills “EQPS” cater to students and young professionals in hospitality, catering and tourism, according to their levels of studies or professional responsibilities. They are designed to measure and enhance the technical and cultural knowledge (knowledge), professional capacities (know-how) and personal skills (skills) acquired by young people in training or young employees of the hotel and tourism industry.

There are two levels of skills and four sub-levels assessment, created in respect of the European Qualification Framework (EQF), accessible at the end of tests developed in direct relationship with the expectations of the professional sector:

Technician Levels
European Certificate of Technician in Hospitality & Catering (EQF 4)
European Diploma of Supervisor in Hospitality & Catering (EQF 5)

Management Levels
European Bachelor of Manager in Hospitality & Tourism (EQF 6)
European Master of Director in Hospitality & Tourism (EQF 7)

EURHODIP Qualifications of Professional Skills are awarded after written and oral tests. In order to obtain a Certificate, a Diploma, a Bachelor and  a Master’s degree, candidates must register for exams corresponding to their level of studies or responsibility (prerequisite) then complete, successfully, the related tests.

To register for an examination EURHODIP allowing access to an EQPS, the candidate must:
– be enrolled in a training program at a minimum level equivalent to the EQPS level sought,
– or have a professional responsibility mobilizing minimum skills corresponding to the level sought such as defined in the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

The EURHODIP Qualifications of Professional Skills have been validated by a Council of qualified senior representatives of the Hospitality, Catering Companies, Tourism Industries and Employment Agencies, such as: General Managers, Hotel Directors, Heads of departments, Directors of Human Resources, Recruitment Officers, etc….

Exam organization

The Member School is responsible for organizing the exams for its own candidates as for salaried candidates located in the proximity of the school.

Depending on their level of studies or their professional experience, candidates register for exams in the corresponding level. If their application is accepted, they pay the related registration fees prior to the exams.

Most of the exams can be taken on line, on the EURHODIP Moodle Platform, specially dedicated to Multiple Choice Questionnaires and Personality Test.

MCQ and Personality Test can be taken in various European Languages in an outstanding environment.

Exam details

TECHNICIAN  LEVELS

Exam 1 : European Certificate of Technician in Hospitality & Tourism (EQF 4)

Candidates must complete a registration form with EURHODIP which, after verification, will assign them an ID number and an access code. A fixed date is determined by Eurhodip’s exam department and the candidate’s school. The exam consists of passing a Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) posted on EURHODIP’s dedicated platform in limited time. The 80 random questions relate to the acquisition of technical and cultural knowledge in the following areas: Professional culture, General culture, European culture, Economics, Attitude and Professional Skills.

Results to the MCQ are later communicated by EURHODIP which retains full control of the Exam.  If the candidate gets a minimum of 50 correct answers (62%) to the MCQ, he receives the “European Certificate of Technician in Hotel & Catering” which allows him to run, if he wishes, to the Exam 2  in order to access the level  EQF 5.

Exam 2 : European Diploma of Supervisor in Hospitality & Catering (EQF 5)

Candidates must complete a registration form with EURHODIP which, after verification, will assign them an ID number. At the date set by the Member-school and the EURHODIP Exam Department, candidates, having passed the Exam 1 (level EQF 4), stand before a jury, composed by the Member -School, including teachers and professionals of the Hospitality sector or the Catering industry.

The jury is responsible for validating the professional skills of the candidates through a professional problem base solving. The candidate has 30 minutes to prepare for the resolution of the issue and 15 minutes to present and defend his/her solution in front of the jury. At the end of the day, the jury deliberates and records its decisions on an official report signed by all jury Members and the President. Then, the results are immediately communicated to the candidates. Candidates being declared “admitted” will be awarded a “European Diploma of Supervisor in Hotel & Catering” (EQF 5).

MANAGEMENT LEVELS

Exam 3 : European Bachelor of Manager in Hospitality & Tourism (EQF 6)

Candidates must complete a registration form with EURHODIP which, after verification, will assign them an ID number and an access code. At a date set by the school and EURHODIP, the exam consists of passing a Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) posted on EURHODIP’s dedicated platform, in limited time. The 140 random questions relate to the acquisition of technical and cultural knowledge in the following areas: Professional culture, General culture, European culture, Economics, Marketing, Strategy, Human Resources, Finance, Business management, Attitude and Professional Skills.

Results to the MCQ are later communicated by EURHODIP which retains full control of the test.  If candidates get a minimum of 90 right answers (60%) to the MCQ, they receives the “European Bachelor of Manager in Hospitality & Tourism’ which allows them to run, if they wish, to the Exam 4 in order to access the level EQF 7.

Exam 4 : European Master of Director in Hospitality & Tourism (EQF 7)

Candidates must complete a registration form with EURHODIP which, after verification, will assign them an ID number and an access code. The exam consists of taking a Personality Test and a Grand Oral in front of a Professional Jury.

At a date set by the school and EURHODIP for a Eurhodip Day, candidate take online the EURHODIP Personality Test intended to assess their human and interpersonal skills focus on several aspects: Dynamism, Organization, Autonomy, Sociability, Orientation and Style of work, Emotional Control, General activity, Ancestry, Emotional stability, Benevolence, Objectivity. Results are detailed and converted to a score on a scale of 20 (≧12/20 success).

On the same day, candidates are submitted to the Grand Oral intended in front of the jury to validate their personal skills and managerial skills by simulating a job interview corresponding to the desired level. By simulating a job interview, the jury will seek to validate the candidate competencies revealed by his/her Personality Test.

Late in the day, the jury deliberates and records its resolutions on an official report signed by all Jury members and the EURHODIP’s Representative. Then, results are immediately communicated to the candidates.

Candidates being declared “admitted” will be awarded the ‘European Master of Director of Hospitality and Tourism’ (EQF 7).