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).


The black horizontal version of the University of Derby logo. The University of Derby are a CTH university partner offering a pathway for our Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management graduates.

Holders of the CTH Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management plus the CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management may apply for direct entry into the Final Year (Year 3 / Level 6 Top-up) of the following University of Derby programmes:

*Students are exempted from three of the required six modules of the final year programme, needing to undertake just three modules to receive the degree. Students will only be required to take the Managing Cultural Issues in Service Delivery, Leadership & Management in Context, and Management Research Project units. NB. Applicants must have had a minimum of six months of professional work experience in a role or sector relevant to hospitality. This excellent and respected University of Derby degree programme is available online anywhere in the world, making it the perfect choice for non-UK students unable to travel away from their home country to complete their bachelor’s degree.

All applicants to University of Derby bachelor’s degree programmes must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory personal statement and academic reference, plus evidence of IELTS 6.0 English fluency (with at least 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

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: 603/5138/X)

Students must achieve all four units, providing a combined 120 credits.
Credit Value (CV): 120
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 Closed book written examination
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: Assignment

Business Strategy for Hospitality & Tourism:

Business analysis, planning models, growth strategies, vision, mission, culture and strategy implementation.
Assessment: Closed book written examination

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