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  • Do you want to take advantage of the international and local growth in the hospitality industry?

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  • Recreation Manager
  • Tourism Manager
  • Travel Agent

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Vanessa Matienga
I want to own my own travel agency and this course will give me the knowledge I need about the global tourism industry


Who will issue your certificate?

Once you’ve completed your study with Speciss College and passed the exams, you’ll be awarded the ICM Diploma in Tourism and Business Studies. Then you can move on to the Advanced Diploma level of the same qualification. The ICM Diploma in Tourism and Business Studies lays the foundation for your success!

The travel and tourism industry is a growing market and careers in this field are exciting and challenging. The Institute for Commercial Management (ICM) offers you a globally recognized qualification in this industry.

Over the last 30 years, ICM has established its reputation for providing practical and progressive programmes to support your career development as well as your mobility in the job market.

The ICM qualification enables you to understand the global structure of the industry and gives you the business skills necessary to help you succeed in the competitive world of travel and tourism.


Entry requirements for this course

To join the ICM family and kick-start your career with the ICM Diploma in Tourism and Business Studies, you need the ICM Certificate in Travel and Tourism.  Alternatively, if you are over 21 years old and have at least two years proven work experience in the tourism/hospitality industry, you can apply to the relevant Director of Studies for consideration under mature entry.


What you will learn

The 5 subjects in the ICM Diploma in Tourism and Business Studies syllabus are:

  • Business Management & Administration
  • Accounting
  • Tourism Marketing & Promotion
  • Tour Operations
  • Management of Travel & Tourism Operations

You can see the syllabus in detail on the ICM website. You can find the link on the Resources Menu.

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in March, June, September and December each year. You’ll register for the exams with the Speciss College Exams Officer. Information on the exam fees can be obtained from the Exams Officer or the ICM website.

In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student with ICM. Please contact their office at:
In addition to registering with Speciss College for your tuition, you must also register as a student with ICM. Please contact their office at:
ICM House
Castleman Way
Ringwood, Hampshire
Tel: (44) (0) 1202 490 555
Fax: (44) (0) 1202 490 666
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When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.



What about books and stationery?

You’ll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops. The list of prescribed and recommended books is available on the ICM website. We strongly urge you to buy a copy of the prescribed texts.


Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.


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