1. OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME
The qualifications has been created to develop and reward the business managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the management sectors.
We hope that learners take the opportunity to learn a great deal from this programme, which will provide relevant new skills and qualities. It is envisaged that this programme will encourage both academic and professional development so that Learners move forward to realise not just their own potential but also that of organisations across a broad range of sectors.
The Diploma is accredited at the postgraduate Level 7. The programme has a total equivalence of 120 credits. Completing the Diploma allows access to a dissertation at one of our university partners for a related Master Degree.
2. RATIONALE FOR THE DIPLOMA
Level 7 qualifications are designed to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills required to deal with the complexities of leadership and strategic management in a business context, and to develop their ability to lead change in organisations.
The Level 7 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management qualification is designed for managers who have the expert and personal encouragement in deciphering organisational strategy into effective operational performance.
This programme provides learners with an advanced qualification that supports their development as managers within the tourism and hospitality industry through a lifelong-learning orientation.
Learners are able to critically analyse and evaluate contemporary and foundational knowledge and theories to use these to propose solutions into complex management problems within the tourism and hospitality industry. The learners are also able to analyse complex management problems and to apply and adapt specialist skills to propose solutions to the problems.
On the successful completion of this programme the learners will be able to make decisions about the leadership, planning and management of work areas in the hospitality and tourism industry.
3. AIMS OF THE DIPLOMA
The QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management aims to give learners the opportunity to:
- Gain a recognised qualification from an internationally recognised awarding organisation.
- Learn from a curriculum supported by the most recent content relevant to a contemporary business environment.
- Develop new skills and knowledge that can be immediately applied.
- Prepare for higher-level positions in management through personal and professional develop as a leader who thrives in complex and globally diverse environments.
- Have assessments marked and moderated by respected professionals with practical experience across a number of business sectors and management fields.
- Be supported by a digital online platform and develop a personalised e-portfolio to improve the transparency and portability of the qualification.
- Progress along a pathway to gain a higher-level qualification.
4. LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE DIPLOMA
The overall learning outcomes of the Diploma are:
- To understand and apply the principles of management in a business environment.
- To improve the employability of learners by allowing them to explore the relationship between management theories and their practical application in the business world.
- Analyse problem solving techniques specific to business and industry.
- Select, collate, review and analyse information form a wide range of sources.
- Work independently and as part of a team.
- 6. Manage one’s own personal development and growth.
5. ENTRY CRITERIA
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:
- Level 6 Qualification or;
- First Degree.
In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.
6. PROGRAMME SUMMARY
|Unit Reference||Mandatory Units||Level||TQT||GLH||Credits|
|HTM701||Marketing Approaches in Hospitality and Tourism||7||300||150||30|
|HTM702||Strategic Planning Facets in Hospitality and Tourism||7||300||150||30|
|HTM703||Tourism Policy in International Context and Development||7||300||150||30|
|HTM704||The Culture and Society in Tourism||7||300||150||30|