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Practical training (15 cr)

Code: MT00CL41-3001

General information


13.01.2025 - 31.07.2025

Number of ECTS credits allocated

15 op

Mode of delivery



School of Business

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management


  • Riitta Koivisto


  • MTM24S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Tourism Management
  • ZJAMTM24S1
    Avoin AMK, marata, AMK-polut, Tourism Management


The purpose of the first practical training is to learn to apply your theoretical knowledge into the working life practices in tourism and hospitality industry. You will get experience in finding a working place and will improve your working life and customer service skills. After this practical training you will have better understanding of the professional opportunities in tourism and hospitality industry, and you are able to set more detailed goals to your career and educational path.

Learning to learn, Operating in a working place, Internationality and multiculturalism, Tourism Business

Learning objectives
You recognize the professional opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry. You have the skills to apply a working place. You have familiarized yourself with the tourism and hospitality organisation, and you understand its service and production processes. You have learned specific competences that are needed while working in the organization. You understand some general competences needed to work in the tourism and hospitality industry.


Job-hunting skills
Professional opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry in Finland and in abroad
Practical working in the tourism and hospitality industry
reflection of own competences and professional development related to the career goals

Location and time

Info sessions at Jamk main campus at a later announced times.
The timing of working in an external organization depends on your studies and personal situations.

Teaching methods

You will receive an information of practical training process during the info session, and in addition, you will independently familiarize yourself with the learning objectives and required tasks in Workseed. You will go through the recruitment process (job-searching, CV, application texts, interview, etc.) and find a practical training placement independently. You will work in external organization with the guidelines of the working place. You will submit pre-assignments and have a learning diary, as well as final assignments on Workseed.

You will have an opportunity to guidance of the Practical Training Coordinator, mainly in weekly organized Tutoring Pop-Ups.

Employer connections

You will work 365 hours in the tourism industry.

International connections

You have an opportunity to implement the course abroad. You will receive more information during the info session.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

If you have strong experience from the tourism and hospitality field that meets the learning goals of the course, you have opportunity to apply for accreditation. Discuss this possibility with your career tutor during your Personal Learning Plan (PLP) discussion. You will receive more information of the accreditation during the info session.

Student workload

The 405 hours are divided into three parts:
- 20 hours for familiarizing yourself with the course and submitting pre-assignments and looking for an internship (including info sessions);
- 365 hours of working in an external organization, and;
- 20 hours of reflecting, reporting and evaluating your own learning.

Depending on your previous experience and documents of job-searching, the first part of the course may require you to prepare the application materials.

Content scheduling

The first part is orientation (information, pre-assignments and looking for a placement), the main part of the course is working in the organization and have a learning diary, and finally, you will report and assess your learning with the course assignments.

Further information

To pass the course, you confirm with a self-assessment that you have completed the learning objective of the course.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

To pass this course you are able to recognize the professional opportunities in tourism industry. You apply a working place and work according to the instructions of the organization. You identify the organisation's services and production processes. You are able to reflect your experience related to your career plans.


You need basic knowledge of services and tourism industry before the first practical training.