Tourism & Hospitality Management

Level 4 – 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Who are these courses suitable for?

The Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is suitable for students who have qualifications at the level of GCE / GCSE or equivalent. Adult students with relevant work experience could also apply through an evaluation of their professional curriculum. The student must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the course.

Course Structure

The course is developed in three academic years. At the end of each of the first two academic years and after successful completion, the student obtains an intermediate Diploma:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Level 5 Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Upon successful completion of the third year the student obtains the:

  • Level 6 Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management

Each Diploma consists of six modules (three modules per semester), comprising a total of 120 (UK) or 60 ECTS (European System) credits for the Basic Diploma, 240 (UK) or 120 ECTS (European System) credits for the intermediate Diploma and 360 (UK) or 180 ECTS (European System) credits for the Advanced Diploma. The modules for each diploma are:

 
 
SemesterModulesCredits (UK)
Semester 1 Tourism and Hospitality Business Management 20
Services Marketing & Customer Service in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 20
Accounting and Finance in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry  20
Semester 2 Academic and Employability Skills 20
Events Management in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 20
Analysing the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 20
 
SemesterModulesCredits (UK)
Semester 1 Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Marketing Management in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Customer Relations Management in Tourism and Hospitality  20
Semester 2 Operations Management in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Finance Management in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Human Resources Management in Tourism and Hospitality 20
 
SemesterModulesCredits (UK)
Semester 1 Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality 20
Tourism Policy and Planning 20
Organisational Behaviour in Tourism and Hospitality 20
Semester 2 Technology in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry 20
Tourism and International Development 20
Researching Tourism and Hospitality Management 20
 

Assessment

All modules have an assessment system led by the head of each module and verified externally by an assessor, in order to ensure a fair and objective evaluation. All assessments are criterion referenced and based on the "Learning Outcomes" of each module.

In order to be approved in a Diploma (and therefore progress to the next one), students must successfully complete all modules.

Assessment methods may vary between individual and group presentations, reports and written essays, posters, discussions and debates.

Field Trips

Throughout the course field trips will take place depending on the module in question. These will allow students a closer contact with the reality of business and the various sectors of the industry. A THM School Coordinator will always lead these field trips.

Every year, a one-week tour to one country in the European Union will take place and will focus on a specific area of the industry. This optional tour, on the one hand, will foster a closer contact amongst students and between students and teachers and, on the other, enable the possibility of a further analysis of a particular activity sector.

Research

The THM School has an internal research department, where students and teachers can join existing teams and collaborate on the development of knowledge for certain areas of management.

The THM School supports the development of new projects and the sought-after links with national and international business. Therefore, the THM School will grant every year a number of scholarships to students who, in the previous year, are considered to have reached an exceptional achievement and who wish to join the research team, alongside the continuation of their studies.

International Option - London

All of THM School's three-year courses may be attended in the international system option. In this system, students may attend the second semester of their respective courses on our campus in London. Modules and content as well as assessment will be exactly the same as for students who opt for the national version. The major advantage of this international option is to allow students the experience of a multicultural city, where they can benefit from the study visits and exclusive contacts unique to this campus. The costs associated with this option are limited to the cost of air travel and accommodation.

Internships

The THM School has developed protocols with organisations within the industry and can annually promote the provision of short-term placements at companies, in order to improve students' knowledge and promote the link to corporate reality. The internships are unpaid and are always coordinated by a THM School’s Academic Head along with the grantor company, aiming at enriching the students’ knowledge.

Top Up – Coventry University/University of Sunderland

By successfully completing the Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, The THM School's students attain the Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from OTHM Qualifications.

This diploma allows students to top up their studies and complete at Coventry University London Campus a BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management (Top-up) or at University of Sunderland a BSc (Hons) International Tourism and Hospitality Management (Final Year Top-up).

For more information and specification, please download the course brochures from the campus pages.

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