UK Funding for Training

CTH Courses are Eligible for UK Government Funding

CTH is a specialist awarding organisation for the travel, tourism, hospitality and culinary sectors, offering courses from Level 2 up to Level 7. Government funding or support is available for many CTH programmes delivered by organisations in England approved for funding by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and/or Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

Funding falls under various categories; please check the Learning Aims database on the SFA Hub for more details of funded courses by entering CTH in the Awarding Org Code box. Contact CTH for further information by email to, or if you are interested in becoming an accredited centre.

The courses eligible for Advanced Learner Loans are shown below.

Advanced Learner Loans for CTH courses:

From 1st August 2016 Advanced Learner Loans are available to eligible students aged 19+ on the following CTH Level 3 to Level 6 courses at eligible providers in England approved by the Skills Funding Agency:

  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • Level 4 Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Level 6 Professional Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Level 3 Certificate in Professional Cookery
  • Level 4 Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Level 4 Diploma in Culinary Arts
  • Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management

Apprenticeships – New Apprenticeship Standards

Published Standards: Our current qualifications provide a cost effective way to address many of the skills and knowledge requirements for the apprenticeship standards already approved for the hospitality and culinary sectors (see diagram below). CTH would be interested to hear from providers or employers wishing to use these as part of their apprenticeship solutions.

Culinary Apprenticeships

Culinary Apprenticeships

Hospitality Apprenticeships

Hospitality Apprenticeships

Developing additional Apprenticeship Standards: CTH is actively engaged in dialogue with employers, colleges, universities and training providers, to explore the demand for additional higher level and degree apprenticeship standards. CTH is the only specialist awarding organisation working in these sectors with experience of developing qualifications up to Level 7, and is willing to help establish or join Trailblazer groups of interested employers and others to share our expertise.

Assessors and End Point Assessment: CTH plans to apply to become an approved End Point Assessor organisation, and would love to hear from suitably qualified individuals interested in working with us as assessors throughout England.

Contact CTH: To get in touch regarding any aspect of the new Apprenticeship Standards, please email: