Experienced Consultant Award relaunched

first_imgSource = ATTTO A popular programme that enabled highly experienced senior travel consultants to achieve nationally recognised qualifications has been re-launched today.Following on from the successful launch earlier this year, the Experienced Consultant programme, offers a straight-forward path for people with ten or more years’ experience in the travel industry to complete the National Certificate in Travel (Level 4). ATTTO has decided to re-offer this programme until March 2013. So far, more than 230 people have achieved the qualification.Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive of ATTTO said: “This qualification pathway is ideal for busy senior consultants, who have a lot of experience and knowledge but don’t have the qualifications behind them to endorse their skills.“Programmes such as this are designed to be completed in the workplace, with consultants collecting evidence of their knowledge and the work they do in their jobs every day and using this towards achieving the qualification.” Completion of the Travel (Level 4) qualification contributes to meeting the Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) bonding and membership requirements.Andrew Olsen, Chief Executive of TAANZ, was instrumental in the implementation of the Award and has worked with ATTTO and members of TAANZ and the travel industry to promote the initiative. He said: “Members of TAANZ are acutely aware of the need to meet the Association’s accreditation requirements, but just as importantly, that members of the public take assurance from the knowledge that agents with whom they are dealing are trained and recognised to be so, through national qualifications.”last_img

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