Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma

The Aspiring Leaders Diploma was developed in 2012, and has quickly become a popular and sought-after qualification for junior level supervisors and managers. The Aspiring Leaders programme provides structured learning, delivered across a variety of outstanding hotel venues. This unique experience allows junior managers to acquire the underpinning knowledge to better lead their teams while at the same time enabling them to expand their awareness of the industry.


The course is linked to the Institute of Leadership & Management Level 3 Award, and is delivered in eight 2-day sessions spread over a 12 month period. Each of the sessions focuses on one of the following eight key areas:

· Business Management

· Business Marketing and Sales

· Human Resource Management

· Consumer Management

· Finance and Business Planning

· Legislative Management

· Professional Development

· Leadership

Delivery is undertaken in a residential setting at a range of attractive venues, with such iconic hotels as The Dorchester, the London Edition, Ashdown Park and the Vineyard at Stockcross amongst those hosting sessions in previous years.

Hospitality supervisors and junior managers in whichever field are eligible to apply, but they must have the support of their employer. For more details and to access the application form please see:


Application Form 2018


Please note that the closing date for receipt of applications for the 2018 course is 16 February 2018.

All applications will then be reviewed, and if selected for interview.


Although the programme is subsidised by the Master Innholders and the Master Innholders Charitable Trust, those attending the Aspiring Leaders Diploma course are required to make a financial contribution to meet its costs . In this regard, please note that the employer of each successful applicant will be required to contribute £1500 towards the overall cost of the programme.

Nevertheless, this represents remarkably good value for money, and the overwhelming conclusion of those employers involved to date is that this level of investment has been more than matched by the benefits their businesses have accrued from having a more highly-motivated and well-trained member of their junior management team.

For further details and enquiries concerning the Aspiring Leaders Diploma, please contact:

Wallace Vincent MBA FIH, Executive Secretary, The Master Innholders

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