The future of the industry lies in the promotion of young talent. The vocational trainer course provides you with the knowledge you need to hire, train and instruct apprentices. 

The course is suitable for both existing and future company training managers and/or vocational trainers in the hospitality industry. Participants must have completed vocational training in the hospitality industry and have at least 2 years of professional experience.

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A course to become an effective Vocational Trainer

This five-day vocational trainer course provides the extensive knowledge you need in the hotel industry to hire, train, and prepare learners for the qualification process.

As a participant, you will benefit from the school hotels' many years of experience in training and mentoring topics.

The main focus is on the exchange of experiences, joint training, and best practices.

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Course objectives

At the end of the training, the participants will be:

  • aware of the innovations and changes in basic training in the industry
  • familiar with the selection, introduction, planning and implementation of practical training and use the QualiCarte© tool
  • able to increase the quality of apprenticeship training thanks to their in-depth knowledge
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Vocational Trainers course content

The course is divided into five modules:

  • Organization, training company and vocational trainer
  • Selection, imparting knowledge, reflection
  • Learning documentation, QV, educational qualification
  • Education system & legal basis
  • Dealing with learners, understanding learners
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There are generally no legal prerequisites for participating in a vocational trainer course. An exception is the canton of Schwyz, which requires at least two years of professional experience. The Vocational Education Office of your working canton is responsible for accreditation as a vocational training manager and for issuing a training permit.

The minimum professional requirements for vocational trainers are defined in the training regulations of the respective vocational field. These include a certain number of years of professional practice in the teaching field and a Federal VET Diploma (EFZ) or a higher professional qualification (BP/HF).

Once these legal prerequisites are met and the federally recognized vocational trainer certificate is obtained, the Vocational Education Office of the working canton will issue the permit.

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HotellerieSuisse members: CHF 750.00 Non-members: CHF 850.00
The first 17 participants from companies that are subject to the L-GAV at the time of registration can apply for L-GAV subsidies (max. CHF 735.00). Registrations will be considered as they are received. There is no right to subsidies.
The course fee includes two coffee breaks per module and the course certificate, provided that all 5 course days have been attended.
The digital version of the basic vocational training handbook with lexicon of vocational training, published by SDBB, can be obtained free of charge. The handbook must be brought to the start of the course.
Not included in the course fee: Any overnight stays and lunch.