Vatel Schools have a five year program. Students nonetheless can begin working after only three years of studies with the Bachelor Vatel, a State-certified degree which attests that specific hospitality related knowledge has been acquired and that students already have extensive experience. Jobs held by Bachelor Vatel degree holders include Quality Control Management, Facility Management, etc. At the end of the 2nd cycle, Vatel students find themselves working in jobs, after a 1 to 2 year trial period, such as Human Resources Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Marketing Manager, etc. The Vatel Curriculum is open to those holding an undergraduate degree in any major. The Foundation Year allows all students to obtain practical experience as well as operational management experience in the hospitality and international tourism sectors.
Both Vatel under-graduate and post-graduate cycles have a degree recognized by the National Repertory of Professional Certifications in Europe. This certification was determined according to the following criteria:
• A detailed description written by professionals concerning the duties of Managers as well as the function of International Hotel Manager;
• The description of skills, aptitudes and knowledge associated with this function;
• A list of jobs held and their level by at least three preceding classes.
Vatel degrees are registered in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications by ministerial by-law dated April 5, 2012. In addition to the State-certified Vatel degree, students also have the Europass Diploma Supplement, designed jointly by the European Commission, the European Council and Unesco. It provides a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed to received Vatel certified degrees. It was recognized by 47 countries in 2015 and aims to allow a clearer comprehension of the content and value of Vatel degrees for
employers or higher education, both in France or in other countries.
French State Certified level II degree registered in the National Repertory of Professional Certifications by an administrative order from the Minister of the Environment and Health in France and published in the Official Journal of the French Republic on April 14, 2012.