Applications open for Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma 2024/25

The Master Innholders have opened applications for the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma (MIALD) for hoteliers looking to make that next step in their career development.

MIALD, now in its 12th year, is a prestigious training programme that goes beyond the core leadership modules as each session takes place at hotels across the UK on two-day residentials. The programme covers essential aspects such as management principles, financial acumen, operational excellence, marketing and customer service. Successful applicants are awarded the internationally and industry recognised Level 5 Award from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and will not only gain practical insights but also benefit from industry networking and mentorship, equipping them with the skills needed to excel in hospitality leadership.

Graduates of the program enjoy enhanced career prospects and industry recognition, showcasing their commitment to excellence in hospitality leadership, along with the chance to gain a deep understanding of successfully managing hospitality operations.

Delivery of these sessions is undertaken in a residential setting at a range of iconic venues, with such iconic hotels as Wivenhoe House Hotel, The Mayfair Townhouse, and Fairlawns Hotel and Spa amongst those hosting sessions in the past year.

Prospective applicants are invited to complete an application form with a supporting statement from their general manager or sponsor. These should be sent, along with a CV and recent photograph, via email to 

Deadline for applications is 9th February 2024.  If selected for an interview, these will take place on 26th March 2024. Download the 2024/25 Aspiring Leaders Diploma application form and for more information about the diploma, download this year’s official programme.