This information is for the attention of all students enrolled in the ITS Certificate Programmes.
The same information has been sent by email to all Certificate students on their ITS email address.
Information on summer placement (IITP) for Institute of Tourism Studies Certificate level students in view of the current situation due to covid-19.
In view of the current situation which is affecting the tourism and hospitality sectors very negatively, as a onetime measure and on an ad hoc basis decision the Institute of Tourism Studies has decided that this year’s Local Industrial Trade Practice (LITP) will be cancelled.
Instead of the LITP students will be given the following options:
a) If you have worked any hours in a job related to the hospitality / tourism sector during the past 12 months you can produce evidence of such work (in the form of payslips or other documents as requested by the Internships department) and if you have enough hours to cover the usual LITP requirement (520h) these will be taken in lieu of your LITP.
b) If you are new to the industry and have never worked in any position during the past twelve months you will be given the opportunity to substitute the working requirement with an assignment of not less than 1500 words. Details on this assignment will be sent to you by the Internships Office accordingly in the coming weeks.
c) If during the past twelve months you did work in any job related to the tourism / hospitality sector but you did not accumulate enough hours, but have more than 200 hours clocked in, these hours will be partly taken into consideration in lieu of your LITP together with an assignment which will be communicated to you in the coming weeks of not less than 800 words.
d) If, in spite of the situation, you manage to secure a job for the summer months, which job is related to the hospitality industry, you will be able to liaise with the Internships department and if the placement is accepted by the Institution you will be able to carry out a normal LITP.
Last Updated: 6th April 2020