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.

Admission 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 also have at least English IELTS 5.5 level or equivalent.


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]


CTH Director of Partnerships, Simon Cleaver alongside the Vice-Chancellor of the Univeristy of Derby, Professor Kathryn Mitchell signing the CTH University Pathway agreement with Derby


Entry & Progression


Sample Certificate


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

“Having worked in key deluxe properties/hospitality companies around the world the last few years (including The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Claridge’s in London and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) I have come across several CTH graduates, who have all been of very high calibre.

Furthermore, my experience as a Lecturer in Oxford House College, London (where CTH Diploma and Advanced Diploma modules are being taught) confirmed my opinion that CTH offers high quality education that enhances the graduates’ chances of gaining a successful career in the international hospitality industry. In my current role, as Vice President Human Resources for First Hotels, I welcome the opportunity to recruit CTH graduates in the near future.”

Nina KullanderVice President Human ResourcesFirst Hotels