Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH)

Developing future management talent for the industry. CTH Management Programmes offer an excellent alternative, or complement to, university study in hospitality and tourism.

Graduates of these programmes typically aspire to management roles, whether at junior trainee level for those completing Level 4 Diploma (formerly known as Diploma) or at senior level for those completing the Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma.

Each programme is specifically geared to a particular learning outcome. For example, the Level 5 Diploma (formerly known as Advanced Diploma) is an ideal pathway course for centres seeking to run a full university top-up final year, while the Level 6 Diploma (formerly known as Prograduate Diploma) offers a complete integrated degree level learning package in itself.

Condition to MQA approval

Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management QCF

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 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 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.

Admission 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 5.5 or an approved equivalent. Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with CTH Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Level 4 Diploma in Tourism Management QCF

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 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 bachelors 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.

Admission 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 5.5 or an approved equivalent. Students who do not satisfy the English language requirement may choose to combine this programme with CTH Certificate in English for Hospitality & Tourism (Levels 1 & 2).

Condition to MQA approval

Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality Management QCF

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.

Admission 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 5.5 or an approved equivalent.

Level 5 Diploma in Tourism Management QCF

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.

Admission 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 5.5 or an approved equivalent.

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