The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is the UK’s leading specialist professional awarding body for qualifications in the growing hospitality and tourism sector.

About CTH


Over the last 30 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers globally in the industry. We were established in 1982 as a specialist professional awarding body in the UK with a mission to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary sectors. It now has a network of Approved Teaching Centres worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualifications to thousands of new students each year.

CTH provides a ladder of progression in hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Professional Diploma and Executive Diploma level, and our qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry on to final year Bachelor’s Degree programmes and on to Masters top-up programmes. These routes deliver well trained and qualified employees, as well as future leaders for the sector.

CTH ensures its quality through its recognised status with Ofqual, the UK government body responsible for oversight of the UK’s accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with leading employers and sectoral bodies to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that our qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world. CTH is also a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. In addition, our management qualifications are recognised by over 25 British and international universities.

All CTH Approved Teaching Centres worldwide undergo a stringent accreditation process, both prior to approval and each year thereafter, to ensure they achieve suitable quality thresholds to enable effective delivery of our programmes. CTH also has strong links with the industry, with relationships and endorsements from organisations such as Virgin Atlantic Airways, GTMC, Star Alliance, Marriot Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Adair Leadership, The Intercontinental Hotels Group and many others.