Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementQualification Number: 603/2314/0
The objective of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification is to support learners’ development as managers within the tourism and hospitality industry. The qualification enables learners to develop their knowledge of theories applicable to management in the tourism and hospitality industry. It enables learners to make well-informed and confident decisions about the management of work areas in the tourism and hospitality industry. Successful completion of the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification will provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.
For entry onto the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification, learners must possess:
- Relevant NQF/QCF/RQF Level 3 Award/Diploma or at the level of GCE/GCSE or equivalent qualification
- 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 4 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Year 1 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree programme.
The OTHM Level 4 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.
- Tourism and Hospitality Business Management (20 credits): develops learners’ understanding of the main internal and external factors that influence businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will understand how to analyse the micro and macro environments in order to influence management decisions. Learners will apply tools to gain information relating to the tourism and hospitality business environment.
- Services Marketing and Customer Service (20 credits): introduces learners to services marketing techniques and to provide an understanding of the role of customer service in the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will be introduced to the principles of consumer behaviour and the marketing mix.
- Accounting and Finance (20 credits): develops learners’ understanding of fundamental accounting principles for those working in a managerial role in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector. The unit considers the constraints of local, national and international contexts on business structure, objectives and environment.
- Academic and Professional Development (20 credits): develops learners’ academic and professional development skills that will enable them to perform effectively in both their academic and professional life and to engage in lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
- Events Management (20 credits): enables learners to understand the different types of events that are linked to the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will gain an appreciation of the MICE sector as well as knowledge of the requirements of planning and managing events.
- Development of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (20 credits): provides learners with an understanding of the main factors influencing the development of the tourism and hospitality industry. Learners will develop the ability to analyse the factors affecting demand within the industry as well as knowledge of the main providers of goods and services in tourism and hospitality.
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.
Assessment and verification
All units within this qualification are internally assessed by the centre 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 Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the judgement of the learners’ overall achievement has been arrived at.
Successful completion of OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification will provide learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including OTHM Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are eligible to gain direct entry into 2nd year of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.