ACCADEMIA INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT is a brand of Fondazione San Nicolò – Accademia delle Professioni. Accademia delle Professioni is the educational center of reference in Italy for Training and Professional Updating of individuals and businesses, for the accompaniment to work and business consulting services.

Accademia delle Professioni is certificated with Quality Certification UNI EN ISO 9001 and it is accredited by Veneto Region and the Ministry of Education as a training center. All our educational courses are recognized in the European Union because they are provided according to the EQF (European Qualification Framework), a common European framework of reference that connects the qualification systems of different countries.

Over 100 training courses per year with 60,000 hours of training provided for over 2,600 students. The 85% employment rate at the end of the course and the 4,500 partner companies testify how Accademia delle Professioni is one of the most important experiences in Italy in the field of educational and professional training.

Accademia delle Professioni is present in Veneto Region and operates in 8 offices distributed in the cities of Padua, Venice, Vicenza, Treviso, Verona, Bologna, Rimini and Pordenone.

Thanks to the experience and the know-how gained by new challenges, our Fondazione renews itself to be always innovative in the field of:

• Permanent training
• Right to Education
• Educational and professional updating
• Training advice

To educate means putting people first and to accompany people and business realities along the path of professional and organisational growth means for us to develop the best way to transfer knowledges.

We put people first because we believe that everyone can and should grant a contribution of human development of a common goal.

Educational training become a physiological necessity, the investment and not the expenditure.




Accademia delle Professioni adopts working methods that aspire to the highest quality standards and collaborates stably with a big network of Institutional Partners.

Accademia delle Professioni is the point of excellence where great experiences meet and interact together.

Veneto Region | accredited to Veneto Region as a Training Body (ODF) in the fields of orientation, basic training, higher education and continuing education with regional code A0113.

MIUR | accredited to the MIUR – Ministry of Education, University and Research as Higher Institute of Second Degree with Decree no. 7765/C19a of 16/06/2014. Code Meccanografico PDRHMH500P

EQF European Qualification Framework | all training courses are provided according to EQF Standards, a unique system for the recognition and certification of professional skills of citizens of European countries.

Accademia delle Professioni promotes the use of innovative technologies for learning and is committed to spreading knowledge and digital culture.

APPLE | accredited by Apple as Educational Institution for the activities of Schools, Higher Institute and training courses Accademia delle Professioni

ADOBE |as a Higher Education Institution in the Adobe Education program that provides cross-cutting tools and skills.

Socia TAG – Talent Garden: technological community active at European level: global connections, digital training, co-working, events and networking.

UNIPD | holder of an agreement with the University of Padua, we regularly host students from the faculty of Psychology and Communication who desire to do an internship.

We obtained the recognition Culture for the Enterprise awarded as part of Veneto Awards for having been able to combine the best educational offer with the territorial system.

We collaborates with IOV – Istituto Oncologico Veneto for the realization of projects and events in favor of the spread of a healthy and correct culture of nutrition.

Accademia delle Professioni adopts the Organizational Management Model pursuant to D. Lgs. 231/01 to implement appropriate governance criteria to prevent the commission of crimes presupposed.

Accademia delle Professioni is certified UNI EN ISO 9001-2015 by SGS – ACCREDIA* for the planning and provision of training activities and business consulting services.


* ACCREDIA is the only national accreditation body designated by the Italian Government, the only institution recognized in Italy to certify that certification and inspection bodies, testing laboratories, also for the food safety, and calibration laboratories have the competences to evaluate the compliance of products, processes and systems according to reference standards. ACCREDIA operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development and performs a service of public authority, as the accreditation is a service performed in the public interest and it is an effective tool for the qualification of products and services circulating on all markets.


Accademia delle Professioni hosts at the headquarters in Padua the Regional Council of Federazione Italiana Cuochi (Italian Federation of Chef) – Unione Cuochi del Veneto.

Unione Cuochi del Veneto is the only organization for territorial competence that represents the Italian Federation of Chef, the only body legally recognized with legal act on the national territory and that represents the W.A.C.S. – World Association of Chefs’ Societies.

The Union’s aim is to bring together professional chefs, kitchen students of the Hotel Management Schools, catering schools of all levels, as well as sympathizers to enhance the profession and the figure of the chef, through training and updating, with meetings, conferences, internships, and other initiatives of cultural and gastronomic comparison. It also aims to raise awareness of those who do not know the roles and functions of the profession.

Unione Cuochi del Veneto also promote agro-food production and the cultural heritage of Veneto regional cuisine and modern cuisine through events and awards.


Accademia delle Professioni counts among its highly specialized teachers Filippo Bano, National President of G.A.T. (Gelatieri Artigiani Triveneto).

The G.A.T. was founded in 1995 in Verona thanks to 10 artisans ice cream makers from all over the Veneto that decided to share their experiences to promote and spread the quality homemade ice cream in our region Veneto and the presidency is here in Padua.

The association has made a great effort from 2008 to 2012 to obtain the recognition by the European Parliament of artisanal ice cream in Europe. In 2012 the European Parliament decreed the recognition in all countries of the European community the existence of artisanal ice cream and also decreed in March the European day of artisanal ice cream. It’s the only food the European community has dedicated a day of celebration to.

The G.A.T. is an integral part of the Italian national ice cream committee. The G.A.T. then collaborates at European level with Artglace which is the association that collects all the ice cream makers of Europe.

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