Level 7 Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Level 7 Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an industry relevant postgraduate academic progression route for those who want to build on their bachelor's level qualification or improve their career progression.
This university endorsed international qualification is appropriate for both hospitality and tourism graduates and experienced hospitality and tourism managers without a first degree.
It also provides an effective route for graduates in other fields who wish to make a career change into the growing hospitality and tourism sectors.
This is a 360 Guided Learning Hour programme where students are required to demonstrate interpersonal, self study and research and presentation skills throughout the qualification. Assessments are developed to encourage skills that will provide students with a very strong foundation for further advancement in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
Students can achieve the Guided Learning Hours in a combination of face to face classroom interactions, attending seminars, visits to hotels, self study and group study, as well as independent study and research work.
The postgraduate Level 7 Executive Diploma assessment methods have been designed to enable students to demonstrate Level 7 outcomes for this level of qualification.
Given the broad and highly varied nature of the hospitality and tourism industry, candidates will need to demonstrate the higher-level skills and qualities specified in the Level 7 outcomes within a non-homogeneous vocational context.
Assessment involves investigative assignments, presentations and action research activities. The assessment of candidates' work is centre-based, against the specified learning outcomes and directed by CTH. All centres are expected to demonstrate a robust assessment system. In order to manage the quality of assessment within approved centres, CTH carries out external marking and moderation of assessments.
- To understand the interrelationship between the hospitality and tourism sectors.
- To explore the strategic issues in business development, rather than operational level issues.
- To secure employment at senior supervisory/management level.
- To secure progression on to the dissertation stage of a Masters Degree.
Minimum of a recognised university degree in a relevant hospitality, tourism or management subject. Equivalence for non-UK degrees should be evaluated though NARIC. Non-graduates and holders of non-relevant degrees - A minimum of 5 years of evidence work experience at managerial level within the hospitality & tourism industries. (Subject to individual approval by CTH). Successful completion of the CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma. All applicants must hold at least IELTS 6.0 or other evidence of competence in English at this level.
Entry & Progression
CTH Level 7 Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management (QAN: 601/0276/7)
Students must achieve:
|Credit Value (CV): 120|
|Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 360||Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 1200|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||L||CV||GLH||URN||Assessment Method|
|HTMS||Hospitality and Tourism Marketing Strategies||7||30||90||A/505/2794||Assignment 80% Presentation 20%|
|MLAC||Management and Leadership Across Cultures||7||30||90||F/505/2795||Assignment 80% Presentation 20%|
|HTSP||Hospitality and Tourism Strategic Planning||7||30||90||J/505/2796||Assignment 100%|
|Optional Units. A total of 30 credits (one unit) to be taken|
|MHTP||Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects||7||30||90||L/505/2797||Assignment 100%|
|RMHTM||Research Methods for Hospitality and Tourism Managers||7||30||90||R/505/2798||Assignment 80% Presentation 20%|
|Executive Diploma Total (4 units)||120||360|
Enable students to develop their understanding of marketing strategies and public relations tactics in the hospitality and tourism industry.
Develop a critical understanding of the range of issues associated with management and leadership across cultures.
Enable students to develop skills in strategic analysis and strategic planning. The module also considers risk evaluation and management, as well as business ethics.
Plus ONE of the following options:Managing Hospitality and Tourism Projects:
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in project management and decision-making. Students should critically evaluate a range of management tools and apply them practically through a project plan.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop understanding and skills in research design, research methods and research presentation.
CTH Executive Diploma graduates have access to a range of universities to convert their Executive Diploma into a Masters Degree. Some of these are shown below but for full details click here.