Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

The Level 6 Professional Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an industry-relevant postgraduate academic route for those who want to build towards a bachelor's degree qualification or improve their career progression.

Programme Overview

This programme is CTH's ultimate undergraduate level award and has been expressly designed to provide almost all of the learning provided by a British university bachelor’s degree programme in hospitality and tourism.

In fact, graduates of this programme are able to convert their award into a recognised British university bachelor’s degree from Derby University simply by completing an additional three units that can be studied online.

The programme is designed as 120 Credit Value (CV) qualification in international Hospitality and Tourism management, covering all the key management skills required for a management career in the sector. Students will attend a course of study of not less than 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) comprised of a mixture of tuition and guided self-study.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this programme is open to those students who have completed an appropriate Level 5 qualification in a relevant subject, such as a CTH Level 5 Advanced Diploma, or a relevant HND.

Applicants should be at least 19+ years of age, have at least English IELTS 5.5 level (or equivalent) and possess high level academic study skills (Harvard referencing and criticality).


A horizontal version of the University of Derby Online Learning logo. Derby are a CTH university partner offering a pathway for our Level 6 Hospitality and Tourism graduates.

Students who successfully complete the Level 6 Professional Diploma can go on to convert it to a university bachelor's degree in hospitality & tourism from a number of universities.

CTH has a specially established pathway for its Level 6 graduates onto the very final stages of the University of Derby Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Business Management. Students who successfully complete the CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma are exempted from three of the six units of the University of Derby Final Year, the absolute maximum level of exemptions allowed by the University’s governing rules for the award of one of its degrees.

What is more, the University offers students the opportunity to study this programme online, allowing students to complete their UK university Bachelor’s Degree wherever they are based around the world, even if they are not living in the UK. This online study can be supported by the student’s local CTH Centre, subject to that Centre securing agreement from the University of Derby, so allowing students to continue their studies directly on from their CTH Level 6 in a seamless progression of study.

Full details of the University of Derby Top-Up Degree programme can be found at https://www.derby.ac.uk/online/course/international-hospitality-business-management-ba-top-up-degree-online-course

Please enquire with CTH for full details of other current pathways available by emailing [email protected]

Syllabus Overview

Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (QAN: 601/2082/4)

Students must achieve all four units.
Credit Value (CV): 120
Each credit is equivalent to 10 hours study time (TQT)
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 420 Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 1200
Mandatory Units
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH URN Assessment Method
SIBE The Strategic Impact of the Business Environment 6 35 120 M/503/6110 Assignment
BSHT Business Strategy for Hospitality and Tourism 6 35 120 T/503/6111 Assignment
MEHT Managing Events for Hospitality and Tourism 6 25 90 A/503/6112 Assignment
QMHT Quality Management for Hospitality and Tourism 6 25 90 F/503/6113 Closed book written examination
Professional Diploma Total (4 units) 120 420
The Strategic Impact of the Business Environment:

The macro environment, globalisation, the economy, responding to change, and competitive advantage.
Assessment: Closed book written examination

Business Strategy for Hospitality & Tourism:

Business analysis, planning models, growth strategies, vision, mission, culture and strategy implementation.
Assessment: Assignment

Managing Events for Hospitality & Tourism:

Types of event, issues, pre/real-time/post event management.
Assessment: Assignment

Quality Management for Hospitality & Tourism:

Importance, quality improvement measures, customer research & feedback.
Assessment: Closed book written examination