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Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management CTH Level 3
About this course:

The Level 3 Diploma is a knowledge-based vocational qualification. It is aimed at equipping learners with the knowledge to support a learner looking to move into a junior management or supervisory role within the hospitality and tourism sectors, who wishes to develop their current knowledge to a higher level, or who wishes to prepare to move into higher level learning. Normally, the learner undertaking this qualification should be involved in managing others, for example, a team leader in a given area of the hospitality and tourism sectors. The learner should be aiming to develop their knowledge to enable them to supervise within the hospitality and tourism sectors.

The assessment methodology has been designed around a combination of assessing knowledge through a multiple-choice question (MCQ) assessment paper with a synoptic assessment paper. The MCQ paper allows learners to select answers from an option of plausible choices, whereas the synoptic assessment paper allows learners to use their analytical and evaluative skills to make sound and reasoned judgements.

Given the impact of globalization on the hospitality and tourism sectors, many learners in the UK in the hospitality and tourism sectors are not native English speakers. The MCQs provide greater access to assessment for these types of learner.

The structure of the qualification has been designed around seven business areas deemed most appropriate by employers in providing the knowledge to support the activities required of supervisors in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The seven business areas have been identified by employers as the appropriate knowledge areas that will introduce learners to the concepts and theories required of supervisors working in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The structure of the Level 3 Diploma is made up of two units in each of the seven business areas.

Program Structure:

Total duration = 6 months


Term 1: 3 months

Business Management

Business Marketing & Sales

Consumer Management

Finance & Business Planning


2 week break


Term 2: 3 months

Human Resources Management

Legislative Management

Professional Development

Pertinent Information:

Accreditation: The Awarding body is the Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) located in the United Kingdom. This programme is also approved by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA).

Diploma Level:
CTH Level 3 (UK)

Cost: The program fee has been fixed at  70,000 MUR. (CTH exams fees and books cost are not included) 

Admission Requirements: To apply, students must submit: an application form, a copy of passport (or National Identity Card for Mauritians), and a copy of all previous school results.

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