Academic Recognition


As a leading British awarding body for the hospitality and tourism sectors, CTH has developed strong links internationally to ensure that our qualifications are recognised worldwide.

These international recognitions enable CTH graduates to enhance their employment and career prospects, and for the CTH to ensure that our qualifications meet international requirements.

Following are some of the countries and governmental organisations that recognise or approve CTH qualifications:

United Kingdom



Ofqual is the regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. CTH is recognised by Ofqual as an awarding body and our registration number is RN5131.

CTH’s qualifications that are approved by Ofqual can be found here



Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

The KHDA is Dubai's educational quality assurance and regulatory authority. By obtaining their certification, it means our CTH qualifications are recognised and approved for delivery by education providers in Dubai.

European Union


European Qualifications Framework

CTH qualifications are aligned with European Qualifications Framework, via the referencing qualifications frameworks in the UK.

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CTH qualifications are offered by the International Tourism Learning Centre, which is a part of Georgian National Tourism Administration at Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development



National Accreditation Board Ghana

CTH centres that offer our qualifications in Ghana are recognised by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana.

Hong Kong


The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People ’s Republic of China

CTH qualifications are approved by the Education Bureau, Government Secretariat, and The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People ’s Republic of China.


Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) is a public corporate agency established to regulate and coordinate training in Kenya through licensing, registration and accreditation of programmes, institutions and trainers.

As of 2023, CTH qualifications have been officially approved by TVETA to be delivered in Kenya.

New Zealand



CTH study centres in New Zealand are approved by New Zealand qualifications authority, which ensures that the qualifications are valued as credible and robust both nationally and internationally.



Mauritius Qualifications Authority

CTH’s accredited study centres in Mauritius are approved by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority.



Maldives Qualifications Authority

CTH qualifications are recognised by the Maldives Qualifications Authority via our accreditation with MAPS College.




Established under the Private Education Act, the Committee for Private Education (CPE) is a statutory board empowered with the legislative power to regulate the private education sector. In addition to its role as the sectoral regulator of private education institutions (PEIs), the Committee facilitates capability development efforts to uplift standards in the local private education industry.