The Higher Technical Education course in Hospitality Management for reception facilities (HOMA) is an alternative to University allowing a fast-track access to the hotel sector. It is a specialization school financed by the Ministry of Education and by the Region Tuscany, and is characterised by a full involvement of companies in all the stages of the training process.
The course is part of the Project GiovaniSì (www.giovanisi.it) of the Region Tuscany, and is free of charge.
The training course is organized by the Fondazione TAB (Tourism, Art and Cultural Heritage), more specifically by the following actors: Fondazione Campus, UNA Hotels, the schools “S. Pertini” (Lucca), “C. Piaggia” (Viareggio), “Matteotti” (Pisa), “F.lli Pieroni” (Barga) and the training centres Per-Corso, Cescot Toscana Nord and SO.GE.SE.TER.
The objective of ITS HOMA is to provide the operational and managerial tools required for a correct management of tourist-reception companies, with a specific focus on the areas of front office, marketing and revenue. In this way, ITS students will have the possibility to learn, on one side, the most advanced techniques for the organization and management of the Front Office area of national and international hotel companies and, on the other side, the economic-financial skills being required to assist the Management in promoting the facilities and making them more competitive in an increasingly dynamic and global context.
ITS students may also enjoy all the high-level services of Fondazione Campus, including the support of a Career Service office, providing a real consultancy service and helping students find the internship that most suits them and start their career, thanks to workshops and career guidance activities.
The course is intended for 20 young participants aged between 18 and 30 (not completed at the moment of submitting the application), holding the following qualifications:
- High school diploma
- Completion of a four-year period of Professional Technical Education and Training (IeFP) integrated by a one-year Higher technical education and training course (IFTA), and interest in starting a career in the hotel sector.
The two-year course has a duration of 2,000 hours, of which 900 dedicated to internships in companies of the sector. Lessons will be held at the “S. Pertini” School of Lucca and at Fondazione Campus.
|English for the hospitality business and promotion||Elements of Chinese language and culture of hospitality|
|Communication and sales techniques||Workshop on multiculturalism|
|Negotiation and problem-solving techniques||Safety at work in full respect of equal opportunities
and gender culture
|Labour laws in tourism and Cultural heritage||Tourism marketing 3.0|
|Market analyses and research||Team Working: Team Management and Development|
|Tourist segments, new markets and international benchmarking||Cultural heritage and culture of Tuscany|
|Hotel and non-hotel management||The entrepreneurial project: from the development to the
implementation of a reception facility
|Basic techniques of hotel accounting||Techniques for Concierge Navigators|
|Front Office and Back Office management techniques||Customer care in the hotel sector|
|IT, Advertising & Creative Communication||Technological systems and hotel distribution channels|
|Hotel revenue Management||Hotel Pricing techniques|
At the end of the course, the participants passing the final exam will receive a State-recognised diploma as Senior Expert, corresponding to the 5th EQF (European Qualification Framework) level. University credits will also be assigned.
It is currently possible to apply for enrolment. Download the call for applications.
- download the dedicated application formand complete it
- send the form as indicated below, accompanied by the following documents:
- photocopy of a valid identification document
- copy of diploma/self-certification
- curriculum vitae
- photocopy of any diploma/certification from other courses being consistent with the professional profile, from internships and/or apprenticeships in the sector, English language courses, computer courses, and any other document deemed useful for the evaluation of the qualifications
The application and attachments may be:
- sent by mail in PDF format to the e-mail address: valentina.giannessi(at)fondazionecampus.it
- delivered by hand at Fondazione Campus Via del Seminario Prima 790 – Monte San Quirico (Lucca).
For information and support in submitting the application, contact Valentina Giannessi itshoma(at)fondazionecampus.it.
Tel. 0583.333420 – Fax 0583.333256
For further information, visit the website of Fondazione TAB www.fondazionetab.it