Arctic Hospitality Leader gives you the skills to become the leader of a new generation or, a service star in the hospitality industry. It gives you the opportunity to develop and have a career, in an industry that will soon be in great need of your skills. The education is linked to the hospitality industry and its a completely unique experiences in Swedish Lapland. It is carried out in close collaboration with companies in the region.
On our campus in Boden Business Park, you will live in direct connection to the school.
The entire education is permeated by sustainability for people, animals and nature. Ecotourism, nature tourism and an interpretive perspective are key words throughout your education. This runs through the entire stage in the hospitality industry – from the guest’s first thought of a visit to the region to the follow-up, after the transaction has ended.
Examples of course subjects are:
If you are the next generation leader or service star, do not hesitate to submit an application!
The education is a full-time education where two days a week are carried out physically in the classroom at Boden Business Park in Sävast, Boden. At other times, group work and individual tasks are carried out in the classroom or at a distance.
The entire education is carried out in collaboration with the hospitality industry in Swedish Lapland. As an important part of the education, you undertake an internship period (LIA) the last semester, which makes up about 25% of the education. This will help you build networks and create relationships with future employers already during your studies.
Examples of partners who want to receive our interns are Lapland Resorts (Björkliden, Riksgränsen), Arctic Adventure, Western Farm, Icehotel, Skicamp Storklinten, Bodens camping & Bad, Brändögruppen, Arctic Bath, Arctic Inbound, Arctic Retreat, Aurora Safari Camp, Treehotel, Hide & See, Hotel Bodensia, Kukkolaforsen, Nordpoolen, Pure Lapland, Sörby Turism & Konferens and many more.
We follow the Swedish Public Health Agency’s guidelines and will quickly switch to online education if required.
Entrepreneurship 15YHP / 3v
Event 10YHP / 2v
Sustainable hospitality industry 15YHP / 3v
International visitor 15YHP / 3v
Regional hospitality industry 5YHP / 1v
Security 10YHP / 2v
Hotel, Logistics, Food & Beverage 20YHP / 4v
Leadership 15YHP / 3v
Digital marketing 20YHP / 4v
Project management 20YHP / 4v
Revenue Management 15YHP / 3v
Service and hospitality 20YHP / 4v
Master thesis 20YHP / 4v
LIA (Learning in Work, internship) 100YHP / 20v
Most semesters differ in length. Hence, it is important that you report the correct time period and the correct YH points to CSN. Each study week corresponds to five (5) yh-points, and each day corresponds to one (1) yh-points, provided that you continuously pass your courses with approved results.
Fall term 22
September – December
Spring Term 23
Fall term 23
Application, selection and admission
The application is normally open from February to May but can be extended if there are places left. You click on the ”apply now” button on the website. Then you will be transferred to our admission system. Here you fill in all the information and upload the documents needed for your application to be complete, such as high school diplomas, work certificates, CVs and selection tests. Then you will receive a confirmation from us.
If we receive more applications than we have spots available, a selection process will take place where your admission test will be assessed on a score. You will find the admission test when you click on the ”apply here” button. Applicants with the highest score are offered a spot on the program and other eligible applicants are transferred to a list for reserves. Normally, you will receive an admission notice or notice that you’re a listed as a reserve via email before midsummer. You need to send us a confirmation within five working days to keep your place.
If you have a high school diploma with English 6 and Swedish 1 you are welcome to apply. IMPORTANT! Corresponding knowledge can be obtained in many different ways, you may have studied further or worked with English as a corporate language. You can also apply according to the 20% rule if you do not have a high school diploma. Call or email and we will tell you more. See contact information at the bottom of the page under ”utbildningsledare”.
YH educations lead to jobs, according to statistics, 9 out of 10 get employment after graduation. Your skills profile and new job role are sought after in the labor market. Every year, Changemaker Educations measures how many have been employed six (6) months after graduation and reports the results to MYH (Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education).
Examples of professional roles for this degree are:
Conference Manager / Responsible
Reception Manager / Manager
Sales and Marketing Manager
When it comes to salary and career, we recommend that you keep track of the Swedish Lönebarometern, industry organisations or the trade unions.
The education is CSN-eligible. You contact CSN yourself with a request for study grants. Go to www.csn.se.
As soon as you have received your admission letter, you can apply for study grants from CSN. If you need a certificate from the school, contact your education leader. The school regularly reports to CSN that you are completing your studies. You will receive your YH points continuously after approval
courses and is thereby entitled to continued student support. If you do not complete your studies, you need to notify CSN immediately. The agreement between you and CSN is not something that the school is responsible for, but we are happy to help you when you need a certificate or have questions. Contact your training leader.
The education has a board that ensures quality and makes decisions about admission and examination. The management group meets twice per semester. One or more students are part of the management group and represent everyone who attends the program.
The management group consists of representatives from the business community, the school management, the public school system, the university / college, the industry organizations and the students. One of the management group’s tasks is to ensure that the education covers the skills and areas of knowledge that correspond to the needs of the labour market.
Petter Nyberg, Visita (Restaurant CG)
David Wellborg, Piteå Municipality
Britta Jonsson Lindvall, Treehotel
Rikard Westerberg, Swedish Lapland
Robert Westin, Arctic Adventure
Fredrik Broman, Arctic Getaways
Martin Spolander, Kukkokolaforsen Turist & Konferens
Barbro Gustavsson, Quality Hotel Bodensia
Rickard Mattsson, Företagarna Boden
Lars Lindberg, Regional Manager Företagarna Norrbotten
Göran Widen, Brändögruppen
Jenny Edfeldt, Elite Hotel Luleå
Per Myrén, Changemaker Educations AB
Jörgen Nordqvist, Boden Municipality