The objective of the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification is to enable learners’ development as managers within the tourism and hospitality industry, with a lifelong-learning orientation. It enables learners to critically apply contemporary knowledge and theories to the management of complex problems. Successful completion of this qualification will equip learners with the specialist skills and technical terminology to develop their management skills and to progress to further study or employment.
For entry onto the OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification, learners must possess:
Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
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.
OTHM qualifications at RQF Level 5 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diploma (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.
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. Mandatory units
Contemporary Issues in Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits)
Marketing Management (20 credits)
Customer Relations Management (20 credits)
Operations Management (20 credits)
Finance Management (20 credits)
Human Resource Management (20 credits)
Duration and delivery
The qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year 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, online by approved centres only.