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Aurion Learning creates suite of e-learning units for Institute of Hospitality

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The Institute of Hospitality is set to launch a suite of e-learning units for its members. Developed by award winning online learning company, Aurion Learning, the e-learning units will assist members of the Institute in their personal and professional development.

Screenshot from Institute of Hospitality Effective Study Skills E-Learnign Programme
Screenshot from Institute of Hospitality Effective Study Skills E-Learnign Programme  

Kathryn Benzine, Director of Professional Development at the Institute of Hospitality said:

"We have worked closely with Aurion to develop a suite of e-learning units for our members that includes: Effective Study Skills; Information and Research Handling in Hospitality and Tourism; Introduction to Personal Development in Hospitality and Tourism; Managing Your Professional Portfolio in Hospitality and Tourism and French Language Skills for Hospitality. The e-learning programmes will be rolled out from August 2010 and we encourage all our members, students and those working in the industry to give them a try!"

Hospitality and Tourism professionals can access the free e-learning courses via the Institute of Hospitality Online Learning Website (

Each course takes about 20 -30 minutes to complete and can be used to show evidence of completing continuing professional development (CPD) activities. They can also contribute credits to the Institute of Hospitality Management Qualifications following registration for an assessment.

Speaking about the project, Dr. Maureen Murphy, Director of Aurion Learning said:

"This project represents the start of a new and exciting relationship with the Institute of Hospitality who contracted us to develop and expand its portfolio of e-learning courses.

The challenge for us was to create a suite of engaging e-learning programmes that members of the Institute can use to support them in their continuing professional development. Our e-learning units pull together sound educational content with best practice instructional design and high quality graphic design, audio recordings, animations and interactive quizzes and games.

We're proud of the e-learning programmes that we have developed for the Institute of Hospitality and we hope to continue our relationship with them in the future."

Aurion Learning is an award winning online learning solutions provider. It helps organisations deliver intelligent learning and development solutions including e-learning, learning portals, learning management systems (LMS) and continuing professional development (CPD) management tools. It also provides strategy and capability building services to help organisations develop focused online learning strategies and to develop their own online learning in-house.

The Institute of Hospitality represents professional managers in the hospitality and tourism industries and has a worldwide membership. The Institute is managed as an educational charity, and exists to benefit its members in their career and professional development, as well as continuing to improve industry sector standards.

For more information about this project or Aurion Learning contact Noleen Turner, Marketing Officer on +44 (0)28 9064 3211 or email:

For further information about the Institute of Hospitality, telephone +44 20 8661 4908 or log on to