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.

Programme Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of a recognised university degree in a relevant hospitality, tourism or management subject. Equivalence for non-UK degrees should be evaluated through UK ENIC.
  • Successful completion of the CTH Level 6 Professional Diploma.
  • Other recognised relevant qualification at Level 6.

All applicants must be individually pre-approved for admission by CTH and be 22+ years old, have good English (to at least IELTS 6.0 or equivalent) and possess high level academic study skills (Harvard referencing and criticality).

Entry & Progression


Sample Certificate


Syllabus Overview

Level 7 Executive Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management (QAN: 603/7229/1)

Students must achieve all 8 mandatory units, providing a combined 120 credits all at level 7.
Credit Value (CV): 120
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 360 Total Qualification Time (TQT): 1200
UK funding eligibility: N/A
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH URN Assessment Method
7SM Strategic Management 7 15 45 Closed book written examination
7MF Managerial Finance 7 15 45 Coursework assessment - Case study
7OMHT Operation Management in Hospitality & Tourism 7 15 45 Closed book written examination
7MCEM Marketing & Customer Experience Management 7 15 45 Coursework assessment - Marketing audit (50%) & Multimedia presentation (50%)
7GHRM Global HRM Strategies 7 15 45 Coursework assessment - Assignment
7DM Destination Management 7 15 45 Research paper
7EPM Events & Project Management 7 15 45 Coursework assessment - Event management plan (group), report and presentation (70%) & Post-event (individual) reflective report (30%)
7RMHT Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism 7 15 45 Coursework assessment - Assignment (80%) & Presentation (20%)
Executive Diploma Total (8 units) 120 360
Strategic Management:

Including the globalization of technologies/markets and the role of strategic alliances in nurturing competence for strategic advantage.

Managerial Finance:

Key accounting and finance practice, evaluation and associated decision-making tools.

Operations Management in Hospitality & Tourism:

Emphasises business awareness, proactive and logical thinking, research and critical analysis for sound tactical and strategic management decision-making.

Marketing & Customer Experience Management:

Following the customer journey from their initial research through to post-purchase behaviours.

Global HRM Strategies:

Examines theory and evidence of workforce management, including metrics of human capital, talent management, compensation and leadership.

Destination Management:

Strategic analysis of destination development, sustainability & planning.

Events & Project Management:

Importance of effective project management, project management knowledge systems, key methodologies, and tools/techniques to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate.

Research Methods in Hospitality & Tourism Management:

The skills needed to ensure decisions are well-informed.

Thames College

“I have always being passionate about being a part of the travel industry. I knew it would be a challenge considering the continuously changing industry landscape without the right knowledge and qualification in hand. This is why I decided to invest my time and money to study a globally acclaimed, gold standard professional CTH qualification through Thames College, Sri Lanka.”

“The guidance of a professional and well experienced lecture panel at Thames College helped me to complete my CTH Diploma level 5 successfully and continue up to Level 7. As a result I was eligible for a full scholarship for Bachelor (Hons) degree top up from Glyndwr University London.”

“It’s with great pleasure and confidence that I recommend both CTH Qualification and Thames College to anyone who wishes to pursue their career in tourism and hospitality. I very much believe it will be a passport to enhanced career opportunities in the global tourism and hospitality industry as I go forward to build my career.”

Amal Nishantha JayasingheSenior Executive - Aitken Spence TravelsThames College Ex-StudentSri Lanka