Level 3 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality QCF Management Programme

Overview

Hospitality and Tourism is the world’s single biggest industry, covering everything from international airlines and global hotel chains right down to small family-run restaurants and private tour guiding. The career options are huge and varied. CTH offers undergraduate & postgraduate level programmes specially designed to prepare the next generation of professionals in the sector. This preliminary foundation course is the first step towards an exciting career…

The CTH Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality is a 120 Credit course (comprising 600 Guided Learning Hours) where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification. Assessments are developed to encourage these skills to provide students with a very strong foundation for further studies in hospitality and tourism sectors.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self study and group study as well as research work. If students are based at a study centre, they will be required to attend a certain number of lecture hours to support their studies, and will receive guidance to complete the learning hours.

Requirements

Students must have completed secondary education at AS level with a minimum age of 17 years and have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.0 level or an approved equivalent). Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement, may chose to combine this programme with CTH’s Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management QCF

Overview

This is a substantive management programme, typically delivered over a nine month period in the case of full-time students. CTH Level 4 courses combine practical career-based elements with a number of essential underpinning management disciplines that will be invaluable as the individual’s career progresses. The course is therefore an ideal preparation for immediate employment in the sector.

Alternatively students may use it as a pathway to advanced study, typically progressing on to the CTH Level 5 Diploma. Since the Level 4 Diploma is designed to be broadly equivalent to that of the first year of a bachelor’s degree, students may use the qualification to apply for credit entry to a number of bachelor degree programmes at selected universities worldwide.

This management programme comprises 7 mandatory units totalling 145 credits. Minimum guided learning hours are 835 and assessment is by a combination of closed book written 2.5 hour examination or assignment/work assessment.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self-study and group study as well as research work.

Requirements

Students must have completed secondary education at AS level with a minimum age of 17 years and have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.5 level or an approved equivalent). Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement, may chose to combine this programme with CTH’s Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Level 4 Diploma in Tourism Management QCF

Overview

This is a substantive programme, typically delivered over a nine month period in the case of full-time students. CTH Level 4 courses combine practical career-based elements with a number of essential underpinning management disciplines that will be invaluable as the individual’s career progresses. The course is therefore an ideal preparation for immediate employment in the sector.

Alternatively students may use it as a pathway to advanced study, typically progressing on to the CTH Level 5 Diploma. Since the Level 4 Diploma is designed to be broadly equivalent to that of the first year of a bachelor’s degree, students may use the qualification to apply for credit entry to a number of bachelor degree programmes at selected universities worldwide.

The programme comprises 7 mandatory units totalling 145 credits. Minimum guided learning hours are 835 and assessment is by a combination of closed book written 2.5 hour examination or assignment/work assessment.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self-study and group study as well as research work.

Requirements

Students must have completed secondary education at AS level with a minimum age of 17 years and have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.0 level or an approved equivalent). Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement, may chose to combine this programme with CTH’s Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality Management QCF

Overview

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the managerial, decision-making and leadership aspects of the hospitality industry.

In addition it is also designed to develop independent research and study skills required when working at senior managerial level in the industry. It is therefore an excellent preparation for either entry to the workplace or as a springboard into final year bachelors degree level study.

The programme comprises 7 mandatory units and leads to a total of 175 credits.

Minimum guided learning hours are 715. Assessment is via a combination of closed book written 2.5 hour examination or assignment/work assessment. All assessments are marked or moderated by CTH.

Requirements

Entry is available to graduates of the CTH Level 4 Diploma (QCF) or an equivalent approved qualification. Students should have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.5 level or an approved equivalent).

Level 5 Diploma in Tourism Management QCF

Overview

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the managerial, decision-making and leadership aspects of the tourism industry.

In addition it is also designed to develop independent research and study skills required when working at senior managerial level in the industry. It is therefore an excellent preparation for either entry to the workplace or as a springboard into final year bachelors degree level study.

The programme comprises 7 mandatory units and leads to a total of 175 credits.
Minimum guided learning hours are 715. Assessment is via a combination of closed book written 2.5 hour examination or assignment/work assessment. All assessments are marked or moderated by CTH.

Requirements

Entry is available to graduates of the CTH Level 4 Diploma (QCF) or an equivalent approved qualification. Students should have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.5 level or an approved equivalent).

Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management QCF

Overview

This programme is CTH’s ultimate undergraduate level award and has been expressly designed to provide equivalent learning to that provided by a British university bachelor’s degree programme in hospitality and tourism.

In fact, graduates of this programme are able to convert their award into a recognised British university bachelor’s degree from Binary University or BPP University College simply by completing an additional dissertation.

The programme is designed as 140 credit qualification in international hospitality and tourism management, covering all the key management skills required for a management career in the sector. Students will attend a course of study of not less than 560 guided learning hours comprised of a mixture of tuition and guided self-study.

Requirements

Students must have completed secondary education at AS level with a minimum age of 17 years and have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 4.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 5.5 level or an approved equivalent). Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement, may chose to combine this programme with CTH’s Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Pathways

Students who successfully complete the Level 6 Diploma can go on to convert it to a university bachelor’s degree in hospitality & tourism from Coventry University College (UK), BPP University College (UK)* or Binary University (Malaysia).

Credit entry to the very final stages of bachelor’s degrees from other universities are also available. Students may also opt to progress on to postgraduate study with the CTH Level 7 Diploma, as well as to masters degrees at selected universities. Please enquire for full details of current pathways available.

Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Overview

This university endorsed international qualification is appropriate for both hospitality and tourism graduates and experienced hospitality and tourism managers without a first degree.

It also provides an effective route for graduates in other fields who wish to make a career change into the growing hospitality and tourism sectors.

This is a 360 Guided Learning Hour programme where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification. Assessments are developed to encourage skills that will provide students with a very strong foundation for further advancement in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Students can achieve the guided learning hours in a combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self study and group study, as well as independent study and research work.

The postgraduate Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma assessment methods have been designed to enable students to demonstrate Level Seven outcomes for this level of qualification.

Given the broad and highly varied nature of the hospitality and tourism industry, candidates will need to demonstrate the higher-level skills and qualities specified in the Level 7 outcomes within a non-homogeneous vocational context.

Assessment

Assessment involves investigative assignments, presentations and research activities. The assessment of candidates’ work is centre based, against the specified learning outcomes and directed by CTH. To maintain the quality of these qualifications, all centres are expected to demonstrate a robust assessment system. In order to manage the quality of assessment within approved centres, CTH carries out external marking and moderation of assessments

Programme Objectives

  1. To understand the interrelationship between the hospitality and tourism sectors.
  2. To explore the strategic issues in business development, rather than operational level issues.
  3. To secure employment at senior supervisory/management level.
  4. To secure progression on to the dissertation stage of a Masters Degree.

Requirements

Applicants should be holders of either a relevant recognized bachelors degree (equivalence for non-UK degrees evaluated through NARIC) or the CTH Level 6 Diploma. Admission may also be granted to non-graduates with a minimum of three years’ work experience at supervisory or managerial level in the hospitality and tourism industries. All applicants should have the following English proficiency: Minimum English IELTS 5.5 or an approved equivalent. (Recommended English IELTS 6.0 level or an approved equivalent).