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The CTH Qualifications

Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism are some of the world’s largest industries. One in ten jobs are dependent on the Tourism industry and there is an average of one employee for every hotel room in the global Hospitality industry (WTO, 2017; ILO, 2010).

Customers expect high standards of service; it is only through organised and structured training that the industry can meet these expectations.

Please see the links below for more details on our qualifications, or view them all in one document by downloading the CTH Portfolio.

Featured Qualification:
Hospitality Practice skills

As the world starts to recover from the Covid pandemic, many regions are reporting skills shortages in the Hospitality sector. The CTH 'Hospitality Practice' skills programs have been developed to help address this need, to prepare workforces and give learners an advantage in securing the Hospitality jobs available. Read the full article and see more details.

Developing future management talent

Developing future chefs

Developing practitioner skills

The specialists for our sector

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality was established in 1982 to provide recognised standards of management training appropriate to the needs of the hotel and travel industries, via its syllabi, examinations and awards. These have been continuously developed and improved to ensure they are relevant and up to date.

This has been carried out under the careful scrutiny and supervision of experts in all aspects of the hotel, tourism and travel industries. CTH programmes are well respected across the hospitality, tourism and travel industries. This is clear from the programme endorsements it has received.

Students can be confident that gaining a CTH qualification is an excellent start to a promising career with truly global opportunities.

Those studying for the qualifications of the Confederation are offered a structured learning process, encompassing both the theoretical and practical aspects of the industry, integrating the various subjects, together with a clearly defined pattern of career development through progressive grades of membership.

Training that is relevant to employers needs

All levels of CTH courses cover knowledge and skills required for careers in the hospitality and tourism industry; a sector which encompasses many main sub-sectors and specialisms.The sector includes catering and entertainment, covering services like restaurants, pubs, fast-food outlets, clubs, coffee shops and bars. It also includes all forms of short-term accommodation services like holiday resorts, inns, campgrounds, hotels, hostels, serviced apartments, and motels. More widely it also includes tourism-support activities such as travel/tourism management services, airline cabin crew and travel agents. Corporate entertainment is also a thriving and fast-growing aspect of the broader hospitality sector.

By definition the scope of the hospitality and tourism sector also stretches into its support industries, especially where those support industries supply or support specific services unique to the tourism and hospitality sector. For example, specialist applied information technology (IT) such as hotel and restaurant management systems or travel reservation systems represent substantial sub-sectors in themselves, with their own exciting career paths. Overall the tourism and hospitality industry is major service sector in the world economy, encompassing a huge variety of services and accordingly a huge variety of skills, all of which require training that is both specific and relevant.