ILO, in collaboration with private sector, particularly TCT&HAT and National College of tourism are working towards development of apprenticeship programme in the hospitality industry. The pilot programme is supported by the United Nations Development Assistance Plan. Under outcome 5, the UNDAP is supporting key Ministries, Departments and Agencies and Non-state actors to enhance skills and entrepreneurship programmes to improve labour productivity and employment creation. Developing an apprenticeship programme is one such strategy that is aimed at bringing the world of training and the world of work closer together.


Piloting apprenticeship in the hospitality industry is aimed at addressing among other things, the skills mismatch currently experienced in the sector. The strategy is to have as an option, a training programme where trainees (apprentices) are exposed more to the work environment. That way they can learn firsthand the practices at the industry, getting exposed to the latest industry technology and methodologies. The training institutions closely collaborate with the industry to determine learning contents, outcomes, assessment criteria and performance indicators. The idea is to bridge the gap between the actual work and formal training, so that the two sides work collaboratively and cooperatively to promote relevant skills to improve employability of young people and productivity of both enterprises and workers. That way inclusive economic growth is registered, more investments and more innovations.


The aim of the training programmes is to supply the industry with adequately trained personnel in the tourism and hospitality industry as experts or participate in self employment.


The main objective of developing Apprentice Programme Competence-Based Curriculum is to produce personnel who are competent in hospitality sector to enable them to work flexibly at different work places. The specific objectives include among other things to:

  • Help trainees to acquire the competencies desired with the aim of enabling them to work effectively in a wide variety of tourism and hospitality operations;
  • Facilitate training in consideration of individual learning differences by using alternative paths and flexible scheduling of learning activities; and also help learners to be more responsible for their own learning;
  • Facilitate greater variety of courses to study to meet desired needs of different needs of the sector stakeholders;
  • Implement the training programme using a wide range of provisions, which satisfy the educational criteria for competent professional training;
  • Make training needs clear and specific, resulting in more efficient utilization of training resources;
  • Facilitate more efficient education and training exchange between trainer and trainees;



Basic Technician Certificate (NTA Level 4)

Applicants for the Basic Certificate programme must have earned a certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with minimum passes (D) in four subjects (Including English), excluding Religious subjects, plus passing qualifying test from the Institute.

The NTA level 5

The NTA level 5 is the Technician Certificate which covers year one. Its curriculum comprise of 14 modules that are spread over two semesters in one academic year. A module has to be covered in semester of fifteen (15) Weeks. Therefore the whole NTA level 4 has a total of (30) Weeks of study for full-time attendance mode and twelve Weeks of field indutrial attachement.

Availability of the Couse

  • Offered at Bustani Campus
  • Offered at Arusha Campus
  • Comming soon at Temeke Campus

Fees Structure for Technician Certificate

1 Tuition Fee 700,000 Per Year
2 Excursion Fee NIL
3 Examination Fee 50,000 Per Year
4 Caution Money 50,000 Once
5 Students Union Contribution 10,000 Per Year
6 Students Identity Cards 5,000 Once
7 HealthI nsurance 50,400 NIL
Total 865,400


1) Students are required to bring black and white for pairs of uniforms.

2) Hostel for those who would wish to stay in the Campus they will pay Tshs. 50,000/= per month and they are located in Temeke Campus.

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