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BSc/BA(Hons) Tourism & Hospitality

Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Managhement

Course Description



Students may progress to the final year (Top-UP) of Bachelors in Tourism and Hospitality at a number of reputable UK Universities after successful completion of Level 4 & 5 in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification, learners must possess:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)
  • Learner must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • English requirements: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency. For more information visit English Language Expectations page in this website.

 QUALIFICATION STRUCTURE

1st Term- Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

  • Tourism and Hospitality Business Management (20 credits): develops learners’ understanding of the main internal and external factors that influence businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will understand how to analyse the micro and macro environments in order to influence management decisions. Learners will apply tools to gain information relating to the tourism and hospitality business environment.
  • Services Marketing and Customer Service (20 credits): introduces learners to services marketing techniques and to provide an understanding of the role of customer service in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will be introduced to the principles of consumer behaviour and the marketing mix.
  • Accounting and Finance (20 credits): develops learners’ understanding of fundamental accounting principles for those working in a managerial role in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector. The unit considers the constraints of local, national and international contexts on business structure, objectives and environment.
  • Academic and Professional Development (20 credits): develops learners’ academic and professional development skills that will enable them to perform effectively in both their academic and professional life and to engage in lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
  • Events Management (20 credits): enables learners to understand the different types of events that are linked to the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will gain an appreciation of the MICE sector as well as knowledge of the requirements of planning and managing events.
  • Development of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (20 credits): provides learners with an understanding of the main factors influencing the development of the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will develop the ability to analyse the factors affecting demand within the industry as well as knowledge of the main providers of goods and services in tourism and hospitality.

2nd Term- Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

The OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management consists of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 480 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits): develops learners’ skills in analysing contemporary issues that affect tourism and hospitality organisations and in identifying relevant sources of information from a variety of sources.
  • Marketing Management (20 credits): provides learners with a critical understanding of the principles of marketing. Learners will develop the ability to apply the marketing mix and to explain the role and function of marketing within tourism and hospitality organisations.
  • Customer Relations Management (20 credits): provides learners with an understanding of the importance of customer relations in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will develop the ability to analyse the factors influencing excellence in customer service, including communication and teamwork, sales and promotion, consumer decision making and the legal aspects of customer service. Learners will understand how to apply their knowledge to the effective management of customer relations.
  • Operations Management (20 credits): provides learners with an understanding of operations management within the tourism and hospitality industry and specifically the systems, processes, project and quality management skills associated with this function. Learners will develop the ability to apply operations management knowledge to tourism and hospitality organisations and have an in-depth appreciation of the value of the operations function.
  • Finance Management (20 credits): provides learners with an understanding of the fundamental principles of financial accounting and financial management in the tourism and hospitality industry and how to apply these principles in practice. This unit should be studied within the contexts of local, national and international legal frameworks and good practice relating to finance.
  • Human Resource Management (20 credits): provides learners with the ability to select and apply appropriate human resources frameworks to the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will develop skills in the recruitment and retention of staff, as well as the importance of training and industrial relations. Learners will understand the importance of identifying and managing cultural diversity in the workforce.

Final Term- BA (Hons) in Tourism & Hospitality Top-Up 

Progress to the following programmes after success completion of Level 4 & 5 in Tourism and Hospitality Managemnt

Please note some of the progression options may require some attendance at the chosen University and subject to additional entry requirements by the chosen University. Please refer to our ‘admissions team’ for any further information and guidance.

OTHER PROGRESSION OPTIONS

OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

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