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12 months


Full Time




April, September, January

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The objective of the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification is to provide tourism and hospitality industry professionals with the specialist knowledge needed to advance their careers, or for graduates entering the tourism and hospitality industry to gain the skills needed to manage business operations. The qualification provides learners with a contemporary, critical, and international programme that supports their development as managers with a lifelong-learning orientation. The qualification enables learners to analyse complex management problems and to apply and adapt specialist skills and technical terminology to propose solutions to these problems, informed by best practice and contemporary research. Successful completion of this qualification will enable learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study towards a relevant Master’s programme with advanced standing.

Course Details


  • Learners must hold an honours degree in a related subject or a UK level 6 diploma or an equivalent overseas qualification. 
  • Mature learners with management experience may also be considered. Learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme. 
  • Learners must be 21 years old 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.


The OTHM Level 7 diplomas on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) are at the same level as master’s degrees. However, they are shorter (120 credits) and learners will have to proceed to the dissertation stage (60 credits) with university to achieve a full masters or MBA. 


The OTHM Level 7 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 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification. 

Mandatory Units

  • Strategic Management and Marketing (20 credits) 
  • Destination Management (20 credits) 
  • International Tourism Policy and Development (20 credits) 
  • Digital Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits) 
  • Organisational Behaviour in International Contexts (20 credits) 
  • Advanced Research Methods (20 credits) 

Duration And Delivery

The qualification is designed to be delivered over 12 months for full-time study, but it is also flexible in its delivery in order to accommodate part-time and distance learning. The qualification is delivered face-to-face, through lectures, tutorials, seminars, distance and online. 

Assessment and Verification

All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the Ignition Pro – School for Entrepreneurs and externally verified by OTHM. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. 
To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, learners must provide evidence to demonstrate that they have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that the learners have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by the Assessor. 


The OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), where appropriate learners are eligible to progress to Master’s top-up at many universities in the UK and overseas with advanced standing. For more information visit the University Progressions page in our website

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