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Institute of Hospitality Professional Career Qualifications

Developed and offered in partnership with the renowned Institute of Hospitality these are a unique set of qualifications expressly for managers and aspiring managers working in the hospitality and tourism sector, both in the UK and Internationally.

The qualifications have been designed in consultation with industry practitioners and education specialists and are offered on a flexible unit basis, building up into fully accredited qualifications. The qualifications encourage Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and promote lifelong learning.

Concentrating on developing you in the context of the industry you will learn the essentials of management. From business planning to your own professional development, understanding in consumer management business marketing and sales and so much more, this is your opportunity to boost comprehension and capability.

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Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (VRQ)

This is an ideal introduction to the knowledge and understanding which you need to operate in a first line management role.
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Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Management (VRQ)

This next step programme takes your learning up a level, consolidating the learning at level 3 and providing you with the stretch needed to progress to a more senior managerial role. For further information click on the following links:

Specialist Qualifications

CTH also offer a range of specialist Institute of Hospitality qualifications in management skills for the hospitality sector. These include: Business Management; Marketing and Sales Management; Consumer Management; Finance and Business Management; Human Resources Management; and Professional Development.
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Assessment Methods

We test you unit by unit on your understanding using Multiple Choice Questionnaires. Once you have completed the blend of mandatory and optional units which are right for you, you will sit an examination – two hours at level three and three hours at level four. The examination checks your application of your knowledge through a series of questions based on a pre-seen case study. The examination is your chance to demonstrate your ability to use your learning in a practical hospitality context.

About the Institute of Hospitality

Whilst CTH is the dedicated qualifications body for the hospitality industry its sister institution, the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), is the professional membership body for the sector.

Established in Britain in 1938, the Institute of Hospitality is now an international membership organisation with numerous branches worldwide and members in over 100 countries. The Institute's members are located in all sectors of the industry from hotels and food service to leisure, tourism and academia.

Its members include some of the most experienced and senior managers in the hospitality industry. It is therefore perfectly placed to partner with CTH in developing gold standard qualifications for the sector. CTH and IOH work closely at all levels to ensure the relevance of CTH/IOH qualifications to industry needs and employment opportunities.

As a registered charity with a global membership, the Institute offers a wide range of benefits to its professional members including online resources, regional networks and industry-specific management publications and research. Furthermore, through membership, individuals can attain additional globally-recognised designatory letters signifying their qualifications and level of industry expertise.

The Institute exists to benefit its members in their professional and career development, whilst continuing to improve and promote industry and management standards into the 21st century. Its stated primary purpose is “to promote the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries”. From students to retired Fellows, the Institute continues to support members' professional development throughout their careers, wherever they are in the world.

On completion of their CTH programme all CTH hospitality and culinary graduates are encouraged to apply to join the Institute as the logical next step in their career development.