Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality
A management programme aimed at providing a fundamental understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry. The completion of this qualification gains the student access to the CTH Level 4 Diploma course.
For students new to the hospitality and tourism industry, from an academic standpoint, this course is a step in the right direction. The Level 3 in Tourism and Hospitality provides students with an understanding of the industries, whilst allowing them to build their credit portfolio and skill set to go on to the next qualification.
By provided the students with an overall understanding of the industries, they can understand where their passions and interests lie, whether in hospitality or tourism and then go on to specialise in either discipline.
Hospitality and Tourism is the world's single biggest industry, covering everything from international airlines and global hotel chains right down to small family-run restaurants and private tour guiding. The career options are huge and varied. CTH offers undergraduate & postgraduate level programmes specially designed to prepare the next generation of professionals in the sector. This preliminary foundation course is the first step towards an exciting career...
The CTH Foundation Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality is a 120 credit course (comprising 600 Guided Learning Hours) where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification.
The qualification is a great starting point for those eager to get their foot in the door. Through the completion of the course, they not only get a feel for the industry but become certified by CTH for their efforts.
Assessments are developed to encourage these skills to provide students with a very strong foundation for further studies in hospitality and tourism sectors.
Students can achieve the guided learning hours in combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self study and group study as well as research work. If students are based at a study centre, they will be required to attend a certain number of lecture hours to support their studies, and will receive guidance to complete the learning hours.
Students must have completed full time secondary education with a minimum age of 16 years with the minimum English proficiency of IELTS 5.0 or an approved equivalent.
Entry & Progression
Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality (QAN: 600/7003/1)
Students must achieve:
|Credit Value (CV): 120|
|Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 600||Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 1200|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||L||CV||GLH||URN||Assessment Method|
|EHRTH||Essentials of Human Resources and Business Computing in Tourism and Hospitality||3||30||150||H/504/4382||Closed book written examination|
|EMCRTH||Essentials of Marketing and Customer Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality||3||30||150||K/504/4383||Closed book written examination|
|THI||Tourism and Hospitality Industry||3||30||150||M/504/4384||Assignment|
|ETHO||Essentials of Tourism and Hospitality Operations||3||30||150||T/504/4385||Assignment or work-based assessment|
|Foundation Diploma Total (4 units)||120||600|
This unit aims to introduce learners to the essentials of human resources in tourism and hospitality. Learners will understand the organisation of staff in tourism and hospitality, the principles of leadership, motivation and equal opportunities and the use of IT in tourism and hospitality.
Assessment: Closed book written examination
This unit aims to introduce learners to marketing, sales and customer relationships in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will understand how a hospitality or tourism business is affected by external factors in which it operates. They will understand the key concepts of marketing and sales techniques. Learners will gain an understanding of the importance of customer care. Learners will develop skills to enable them to deliver effective customer service and to identify areas for improvements.
Assessment: Closed book written examination
This unit aims to introduce learners to the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will understand the types and characteristics of different hotel and food service providers. Learners will also understand the roles and functions of different delivery channels operating within the industry and will be able to gain an insight into how the industry has developed and is likely to develop in future.
This unit aims to introduce learners to a range of functions within the tourism and hospitality industry i.e. front office, housekeeping, food and beverage operations, destination analysis and tour guiding operations.
Assessment: Assignment or work-based assessment