Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
at Kings Colleges Bournemouth

Course Level Course Level     Upper Intermediate Min Student Age Min Age: 18
Minimum Weeks Min Weeks: 36 weeks Max Class Size Max Class Size: 14 Class Time Class Time: All Day
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 The Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is ideal for students who want fast track entry to Year 2 of a degree course in Tourism and Hospitality Management or to begin their career at junior management level.

It is a highly intensive 3-term course which is taught at NVQ Level 4 (equivalent to first year undergraduate level), in partnership with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).

CTH is one of the world’s leading specialist hospitality and tourism professional bodies whose core mission is to provide the highest standard of industry-focussed professional qualifications. CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies and is approved and regulated by Ofqual.

Students who successfully complete the course will be able to join Year 2 of an undergraduate degree course the following September.

Lessons per week:21 – 25 hours per week plus extensive 



Minimum Age: 18

Academic Requirement: Completion of 11 – 12 years of high school with documented proof of very good results.

Minimum English Level: Upper-Intermediate

IELTS 6.0 overall or equivalent

Note: You must show that your level of English is good enough to follow the course. If you have not taken IELTS, TOEFL or a similar exam, you can complete our English Language Suitability Test. This is not a substitute for these exams but it will help us assess your ability to follow the course.

Course content

Term 1: CTH Certificate in English for Tourism and Hospitality Level 2

Students who complete the full 9-month course will begin their course by doing the CTH Certificate in English for Tourism and Hospitality Level 2 (from September to December) combined with additional lessons in IELTS preparation and study skills.

The CTH Certificate in English for Tourism and Hospitality is a language-based course focussing on English used in the Hospitality and Tourism sector. The course will prepare students either to work in the sector or progress to academic courses relating to hospitality and tourism.

This qualification is designed to equip students with the language skills and vocabulary required in their professional careers and will bring their linguistic skills up to an Upper-Intermediate level.

Although language-based, the course is practical in approach, with industry-related case-studies and exercises which allow students to gain insights into the industry. This will improve confidence when dealing with correspondence, customers, colleagues and external parties.

Terms 2 and 3: CTH Diploma in Hotel Management

In terms 2 and 3 (from January to June), all students will complete the CTH Diploma in Hotel Management. This is supplemented by additional IELTS preparation modules and Academic Study Skills modules to ensure they are ready for the demands of second year university study.

All students will also be expected to complete and present an individual project which is based on a case-study selected by the student. The project will involve research, project planning and presentation skills and will form part of the student’s overall assessment.

This section of the course is taught at NVQ Level 4 (equivalent to first year undergraduate studies) and students who successfully complete the course will be able to join the second year of an undergraduate degree course the following September

Diploma in Hotel Management

This CTH Diploma consists of 10 academic modules. Each module requires a minimum of 45 study hours and the completion of various assignments and presentations involving extensive private study and research.

All students take the following 10 modules:

  •  Food and beverage operations
  • Food hygiene, health and safety
  • Front office operations
  • Housekeeping and accommodation operations
  • Finance for hospitality and tourism
  • Business operations in hospitality and tourism
  • Marketing for tourism and hospitality
  • The tourism industry
  • Business computing
  • The global hospitality industry

The academic content of the course will be underpinned by visits to local businesses and organisations, and by lectures given by hospitality and tourism professionals.

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