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OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Who is this suitable for?

The OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is suitable for people who work in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry and who have already gained an OTHM Level 5, or other qualifications at a suitable level.

This qualification is appropriate for middle and senior managers.
On completion of the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, you can also be put forward for election as a Full Member of OTHM.

Work experience

OTHM Level 6 students are expected to either have work experience in the industry before joining the course or be working part-time in the industry during the course or both. Candidates should note that if they intend to study for further professional qualifications in the industry a certain amount of industrial experience will probably be required.

Units (New QCF)

Unit 1 - Marketing Communications for Tourism and Hospitality
Unit 2 - Working in the International Tourism and Hospitality Business Environment
Unit 3 - Analysing Tourism and Hospitality Business
Unit 4 - Using Management Information Systems for Tourism and Hospitality
Unit 5 - Strategic Human Resources Management in Tourism and Hospitality
Unit 6 - Researching Tourism and Hospitality Operations (Written Project)

This qualification consists of 6 units, requiring a total minimum of 1 academic year full-time study (600 Guided Learning Hours), with scope for extra revision and exam preparation. Students normally sit three units per exam cycle: three in June and three in December.
Recommended teaching period - full academic year with examinations & assessments in June & December each year. Recommended 3 units assessment per exam cycle.


Each Unit 1 to 5 is assessed by a three hour written examination.
Unit 6 is assessed by a project.
Examinations are held in June and December each year
Special exams on request from the college to the OTHM Education and Examination board (Minimum 90 days required)

Entry requirements

  • All students must be a minimum of 18 years old on the commencement date of their course and demonstrate competence in English at the necessary level, IELTS 5.5 or above in each component or equivalent


  • The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (QCF) or other relevant UK Level 4 qualification or equivalent as recognised by UK NARIC


  • ‘A’ Level standard of education


  • Mature students (over 21) with relevant work experience (ideally with team leadership or managerial experience)


On passing the OTHM Higher Diploma (NQF - old syllabus) or the Level 6 Diploma (QCF - new syllabus) Members will be eligible to enter the OTHM Level 7 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (QCF). (Post Graduate Level)
Students must pass all of the OTHM Level 6 Higher Professional Diploma (NQF) to be eligible to join the new OTHM Level 7 Diploma (QCF).




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