Lifelong learning in hospitality

Roel Frijling
Programme manager Work & Study

Roel Frijling – Part of the Management Team of the Hotel Management School NHL-Stenden.

As Programme manager I have the honour to a lead two small teams of professionals for adult education (Work & Study) and the fulltime Associate degree (Level 5) in the hospitality industry. Our shared vision is making the hospitality more human and result oriented. Therefore in my opinion knowledge is key to develop the region and the industry. We always try to find co-creation; in what way education and the industry can benefit from each others expertise.

First workshop round:

An international benchmark for level 5 degree hotel management education in Europe and Beyond

This workshop will be focussing on level 5 degree (Associate degree) in the European Educational Framework.
As hotel educational institutes we are obliged to offer the best education by playing a role in developing our region and boosting our fantastic hospitality industry.
In this workshop we will take a closer look at the industry and the current offer of education in hotel management.
Specific focus will be on level 5 final qualifications, differences in profiles (e.g. Hotel Management / Culinary arts and possible others) and sharing our experiences of level 5 degree education in the Netherlands.

Second workshop round:

Life Long Learning Curriculum

In 2016 until 2021 we have been part of a pilot by the Ministry of education in the Netherlands. The main aim of this national wide pilot was the boost lifelong learning in adult education.
Over the years we made full use of this experimental space to explore topics such as flexibilization, blended learning, working with learning outcomes and collaborative learning.
In the workshop we will share our own experience and would like to activate your own thinking about the topics above.
Are you ready to make a scan for your own course, programme or class. This workshop we will have a critical but constructive look at the possible course you offer at your institute.