Global Hospitality Certification

Your Future. Your Skills.

Global Hospitality Certification, created by City & Guilds and WorldChefs, is the first and only professional skills framework in the world.

Led by KWETB, Your Future. Your Skills allows those working in hospitality to gain professional recognition for their skills and experience against an international benchmark, in the form of a digital badge.

What is Digital Badging?

Digital Badges are the latest technology in skills certification and recognition, they provide a secure way to showcase achievement online, using social media. You can display your Digital Badges on your CV and on social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn. Designed using the latest technology, it will showcase your skills and experience.

The badging covers the four main areas within the hospitality industry; culinary, food and beverage service, front of house and housekeeping.

Who Can Apply?

If you are an individual with recent experience working in hospitality or an employer and want to motivate and reward your staff, you can apply for Global Hospitality Certification.

Applying as an Individual

Are you working in a hotel, bar, restaurant or a café? Now is the time to get your skills recognised.

Why apply for a Global Hospitality Badge?

Communicate your skill and experience level.

Help you stand out in your job search.

Achieve Global Certification against an international benchmark.

Fully funded by the Irish Government.

Which Global Hospitality Badge should I apply for?

The certification you apply for depends on your current job role, your skills and experiences and length of time working in hospitality. A full list of the certification is available here.

ENTRY LEVEL EXPERIENCE

Minimum 4 Weeks Experience

This would include casual or temporary jobs in bars, restaurants, event catering or housekeeping.

 

HOSPITALITY PROFESSIONALS

Culinary, Food & Beverage, Reception and Housekeeping

You can apply for one of these badges if you have experience working in the hospitality industry in a team member role or above.

Employers

Drive performance by investing in your staff

Global Hospitality Certification is a new and exciting way to help you drive performance by investing in your staff.

You can use Global Hospitality Certification in different ways to add value to your business:

Reward Staff

Global Hospitality Certification allows employers to recognise and reward their teams when they are doing their day-to-day job well.

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Recruit Better

The badges give an instant view of the skills and experience of people applying for jobs, helping you find the right talent for your business.

Drive Business

An engaged team will also go the extra mile for the guests.

Unlock Career Opportunities

Global Hospitality Certification can help you show your staff where they are, where they can progress to and what steps they need to take.

Be a Quality Employer

The badges give an instant view of the skills and experience of people applying for jobs, helping you find the right talent for your business.

Retain Talent

An engaged and appreciated team is more likely to stay with you for longer, giving your business stability and a platform for effective succession planning.

If you are an employer in the Hospitality Industry and would like more information on Global Hospitality Certification, contact us today and our team would be delighted to help.

Global Hospitality Certification

Created by City & Guilds and Worldchefs, it is the first and only global certification for the hospitality industry. Using digital badges, the framework is designed to enable progression into and within the sector. It recognises the skills and experience of people working in hospitality and helps employers attract and retain. Certification is available at key career stages across four main areas within hospitality.
Below are the Hospitality Certifications available with Your Future. Your Skills. Click on the badge you are interested in to see the badge handbook.

Team Member Badges

Experience Badges

Manager Badges

Head of Department Badges

Senior Manager Badges

Sommelier Badges

Educator/Trainer Badges

WorldChefs Culinary Arts Badges

What successful applicants are saying…

“Great to have my work experience in bars recognised. I will be more confident when looking for my next job.”
— Maurice Fitzgerald, student.

“The Hospitality Industry offers a very practical career and I would recommend the ‘Your Future, Your Skills’ initiative to anyone looking to clearly show that they have certified professional skills and abilities.”
— Mike Beynon, Hospitality Trainer Badge
“The application process was swift andI had a great experience gaining this digital badge. I would definitely recommend it to others working in the hospitality industry.”

— Siddhartha Roy, Experience in Hospitality Badge

“The process was completely hassle free and not time consuming. This document is digital proof of skills specifically for the Hospitality sector. I absolutely recommend others to apply.”

— Orlinsa Alexander Christian, Experience in Hospitality Badge

“The process was completely hassle free and not time consuming. This document is digital proof of skills specifically for the Hospitality sector. I absolutely recommend others to apply.”

— Orlinsa Alexander Christian, Experience in Hospitality Badge

“This course has already helped my career and would recommend it to any industry professional regardless of their level.”

— Siobhan Molloy, Assistant Manager Restaurant Operations Badge

“ I have already put my badge on my LinkedIn Profile and I will also put it in my CV.”

— Susan Fitzgerald, Reception Supervisor Badge