The CTH Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Tourism is a substantive management programme, typically taught over a nine month period and designed to provide students with direct entry to the final year of a university bachelors degree.


Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management

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.

Click here for a link to the qualification specification.

Admission requirements

Entry is available to graduates of the CTH Level 4 Diploma 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

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Syllabus Overview:

Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management (Ofqual ref: 601/7135/2)

Candidates must achieve

  • All 7 Mandatory units, providing 175 credits.

i.e. a total of 175 credits, of which 160 credits are at level 5 and 15 credits at level 4

Min credit (Mandatory units): 175 Max credit (Mandatory units): 175
Min GLH for qualification: 745 Max GLH for qualification: 745
Mandatory units
Unit no. Unit title L CV GLH Ofqual no.
UFTH Understanding Funding and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality 4 15 105 K/507/8366
HRMTHI Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 5 25 100 T/504/4421
SMTHI Strategic Marketing in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 5 25 100 A/504/4422
CRMTHI Customer Relationship Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 5 25 100 F/504/4423
CITHI Contemporary Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 5 25 100 J/504/4424
TOM Tour Operations Management 5 30 120 J/504/4455
STDD Sustainable Tourism and Destination Development 5 30 120 D/504/4459
Total 175 715

Click here to download the Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management Syllabus Overview.

Understanding Funding and Finance in Tourism and Hospitality:
This unit covers understanding the concepts of financial management and accounting within a hospitality or tourism business; controlling the finances and managing the cash flow and manage the profitability of a department within a hospitality or tourism business.
Assessment: Examination

Human Resource Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry:
This unit covers understanding the principles of human resource (HR) management in the tourism and hospitality industry; leading teams and developing human resources policies.
Assessment: Assignment

Strategic Marketing in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry:
This unit covers contributing to the development of marketing and sales strategies in the tourism and hospitality industry; optimising marketing communications, building strategic partnerships, new product development and understanding the purpose and components of an organisational business plan.
Assessment: Examination

Customer Relationship Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry:
This unit covers developing a customer service strategy in the tourism and hospitality industry; managing customer relationships (CRM) and evaluating customer service.
Assessment: Work-based or Assignment

Contemporary Issues in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry:
This unit covers understanding how to identify emerging issues in the tourism and hospitality industry and examining their impact.
Assessment: Examination

Tour Operations Management:
This unit covers understanding the global market for tour operations; compiling and marketing an international tour/package holiday and understanding the international legal framework within tour operations.
Assessment: Assignment

Sustainable Tourism and Destination Development:
This unit covers an understanding of the scope and management of sustainable tourism and its environment and destination development.
Assessment: Assignment

University Pathways

Students who successfully complete the CTH Level 5 Advanced Diploma are eligible to gain progression to a number of universities worldwide. Some of these are shown below but for full details click here

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