The CTH-UK is the UK’s leading professional awarding body for qualifications in the specialist growing hospitality and tourism sector worldwide. Over the last 30 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualification. We provide a ladder of progression in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and CTH qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry into their final year degree programmes and Masters top up programs. This route delivers well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the sector.
CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Ofqual and the QCA’s UK accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with the UK Sector Skills Council, People1st, to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world.
Recognition of the Awarding Body
CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies; CTH management qualifications are endorsed by over 25 British and international universities. CTH work with British Accreditation Council (BAC), British Council and Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) accredited colleges in the UK and Ireland and with our support, we expect centres to achieve suitable quality thresholds to enable effective training on our programmes.
CTH also has strong links with industry, with effective relationships and high profile endorsements from organisations such as Virgin Atlantic, GTMC, Star Alliance, Marriot Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Adair Leadership, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and many others.
As a leading British awarding body for the hospitality and tourism sectors, CTH has developed strong links internationally to ensure that CTH qualifications are recognised worldwide.
These international recognitions enable CTH graduates to enhance their employment and career prospects, and for the CTH to ensure that their qualifications meet international requirements. Following are some of the countries and governmental organisations that recognise or approve CTH qualifications:
Opening the way to university – CTH Management Programmes are widely recognised by universities as offering equivalency to degree level study.
CTH has a variety of university pathways for their programmes, at different level. For example, Level 4 Diploma (formerly known as just Diploma) and Level 5 Diploma (formerly known as Advanced Diploma) graduates may therefore gain direct entry to the second or final year of a variety of hospitality and tourism degree programmes. Similarly, Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma graduates may enter the final stages of a MBA.
One of CTH’s great strengths is that it is a specialist organisation, focused solely on the global tourism and hospitality industries. This has enabled them to develop a far greater depth of working relationship with companies in their sector, providing a level of industry endorsement for CTH programmes that adds to their value when applying for jobs.
Listed below are some of the many relationships CTH has with employers, which range from local endorsements from specific hotels to joint qualifications in partnership with leading industry brands.