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Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management CTH Level 4
About this course:

The Level 4 Diploma is a knowledge-based vocational qualification. It is aimed at equipping learners with the knowledge to support a learner who is working within the hospitality and tourism sectors as a manager or seeking promotion to improve their knowledge and qualifications or who wishes to prepare to move into a higher level of learning. Normally, the learner undertaking this qualification should be involved in managing others, for example, a Deputy General Manager, Front Office Manager, Operations Manager or Unit Manager in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The Level 4 Diploma provides an enhancement of business and management skills already acquired in a supervisory role, where a manager at this level will work with greater responsibility and autonomy in their role as a leader of a small team or department.

The Level 4 Diploma qualification specification includes a synoptic assessment paper. This is a constructed response assessment composed of seven assessment questions, each one focused on one of the seven business areas of the Level 4 qualification.

The hospitality and tourism sectors originally identified that the assessment methodology most appropriate to assess the knowledge and understanding of the units would be through multiple choice questions. However, in addition to this, and to make the assessment more fit for purpose, an additional form of assessment, a synoptic assessment paper, has been added. Multiple choice questions will be used to assess the knowledge of each individual unit which is built on by the synoptic assessment paper, which gives learners the opportunity to express their knowledge and understanding for each of the seven business areas in the form of essay type answers and calculations. This still aims to minimize the amount of time away of learners from their work area (a concern of employers within the sectors) while at the same time providing greater rigor of the knowledge and understanding of the units at Level 4.

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 managers in the hospitality and tourism sectors. The structure of units gives learners additional opportunities to strengthen their knowledge of each of the seven business areas by gaining greater depth and breadth of understanding. 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 managers working in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Course Structure:

The structure of the Level 4 Diploma is made up of 14 units which the learner must complete to achieve the qualification.

Total duration = 1 year


Term 1: 4 months

Advanced Business Management

Advanced Business Marketing & Sales

Advanced Consumer Management

Advanced Finance & Business Planning


2-week break


Term 2: 4 months

Advanced Human Resources Management

Advanced Legislative Management

Advanced Professional Development


1-week break


Term 3: 3 months


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 4 (UK)

Cost: The program fee has been fixed at 123,000 MUR for Mauritian students and $3500 USD for international students (CTH exams fees and books cost are not included). Expenses such as housing and living expenses are not including in the price mentioned above.

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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