Friday January 25, 2013
The Higher Education Statistics Agency has accepted the Tourism Management Institute on their new list of list of accrediting Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB’s). The list will be published in March and be used by Universities to complete their Key Information Set (KIS) returns from September this year.
TMI joins the Institute of Hospitality and the Institute of Travel & Tourism on the list and ensures that the destination management sector is represented as well as the travel and hospitality sectors.
Universities display their KIS data as a link on their web sites to enable prospective students to compare courses using the same criteria (graduate outcomes, assessment styles, learning and teaching styles, accommodation and, of course, professional accreditation). From September, students will be able to see easily which undergraduate tourism courses have TMI recognition, and are therefore not only academically rigorous, but also meet criteria laid down by practitioners for providing the knowledge, understanding and practical experience graduates need to pursue a career in tourism destination management.
Current benefits of recognition include:
For the University:
Dr. Phil Long MTS FTMI, TMI’s Head of CPD, said: “This is excellent news. Being accepted onto the list of accrediting Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies will raise TMI’s profile amongst universities across the UK, and should encourage more programme leaders to apply for recognition as a means to demonstrate the value of their tourism courses, and to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive undergraduate marketplace.”