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 1,200 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 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 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.
To understand the interrelationship between the hospitality and tourism sectors.
To explore the strategic issues in business development, rather than operational level issues.
To secure employment at senior supervisory/management level.
To secure progression on to the dissertation stage of a Masters Degree.
Applicants should be holders of either a relevant recognised 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 IELTS 6.0 or other evidence of competence in English at this level.
CTH Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Candidates must achieve:
All 3 Mandatory units, providing 90 credits, and 1 optional unit, providing 30 credits.
i.e. a total of 120 credits at level 7.
Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategies 7 30 300 J/600/3978
Management and Leadership Across Cultures 7 30 300 F/600/3980
Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Planning 7 30 300 L/600/3979
Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects 7 30 300 J/600/3981
Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism Managers 7 30 300 L/600/3982
Total 120 1200
Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategies:
Enable students to develop their understanding of marketing strategies and public relations tactics in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Management and Leadership Across Cultures:
Develop a critical understanding of the range of issues associated with management and leadership across cultures.
Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Planning:
Enable students to develop skills in strategic analysis and strategic planning. The module also considers risk evaluation and management, as well as business ethics.
Plus ONE of the following options:
Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects:
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in project management and decision-making. Students should critically evaluate a range of management tools and apply them practically through a project plan.
Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism Managers:
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in research design, research methods and research presentation.
CTH Postgraduate Diploma graduates have access to a range of universities to convert their Postgraduate Diploma into a Masters Degree. Some of these are shown below but for full details click here.
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