The Level 7 Diploma course, offered by IBT in Tourism and Hospitality Management is an academic effort focused on adding specialist skills and knowledge for learners seeking career progression in tourism and hospitality sector. This course will suffice expertise for the learners to manage the ever-evolving landscape of hospitality management and tourism. This qualification is developed by acknowledging the learning needs and skills associated with the promising focus areas that determine the functionality of tourism infrastructure and hospitality business. The successful completion of this course will open windows for the learners to yearn for desired career choices in hospitality or tourism sectors. Nevertheless, the learners could use this course as another stepping stone in their desire to enhance academic credentials and strive for further education, such as Master’s level top-up qualifications or even doctoral research in the future.

About Awarding Body

IBT is an awarding body which offers business and management programs that meets the 21st century corporate needs. The high-quality vocational qualifications offered by the Institute ensures that the learners attain enhanced knowledge and skills in the specific field. In addition, the IBT provides assistance to the accredited centres as part of maintaining the quality and standard of the programs offered to the students. The regular monitoring helps the accredited centres in improving the quality of the teaching periodically.

IBT is one of the institution in the UK which offers flexible, professional, and customer-focused management programs to the learners. Attaining the IBT qualification will help the learners in enhancing career opportunities in the corporate sector.

IBT’s Vision and Mission

IBT’s vision is to promote valuable and high-quality vocational qualifications which meet the 21st-century employer and learner needs. The institute strives in maintaining the quality of the programs through offering flexible and advanced support to the accredited centres.

Entry requirements

  • The learners are expected to have academic credentials such as Bachelor’s degree or level 6 qualifications from reputed academic intuitions in the UK or abroad.
  • Learners with level 5 equivalent qualifications and at least two years’ experience in tourism or hospitality management.
  • Learners must be aged above 18 years at the time of joining the qualification
  • Mature learners must facilitate an experience certificate for a minimum of 4 years in relevant disciplines.
  • English language skills need to be verified for learners from non-English majority locations. IELTS rating of 5.5 or its equivalent is desirable. The learners could opt for the language test conducted by IBT approved facilities as well.

Qualification structure

The course encapsulates six units that cover various aspects of tourism and hospitality studies. A passing grade in all the modules is essential to qualify for certification.

Unit Ref. No. Unit title Credit
THM701 Strategic Marketing and Management 20
THM702 Developmental options and Policies in International Tourism 20
THM703 Destination Management 20
THM704 Social Media and e-tourism trends 20
THM705 International organisational management 20
THM706 Contemporary research methodologies in hospitality and tourism 20


The assessment will be carried out internally for all units. All the performances are evaluated by coursework. This may include staff observations, practical projects and production of portfolios. There is no formal examination for any of the units.

Learners will assess by their course work and assignments. Students will make sure to meet up the assessment criteria attached with each unit to the appropriate standard for the level of the unit.

Diploma certificate will be awarded following to the candidate's course work. This provided only after the checking and verification of qualified tutor and the confirmation of an external verifier. Candidate must pass all the seven units to get awarded and also a minimum of 40% marks in each unit.


The fulfilment of the passing criterions of this course is expected to instil specific skills in the fields such as tourism and hospitality in international contexts and across multiple focus areas. This implies that learners could look for employment options or specialised learning. After this course, the students could opt for employment option such as destination managers and tourism consultants in private and government organisations. The students could look for specialised post-graduate diplomas or even doctoral studies in areas of interest.

Delivery Method

The communication and learning will be conveyed through the approved centres of IBT Qualifications via Blended and Online. The student can select one of the IBT Qualification’s approved centres so that they will be able to attain benefits like tutor support and studying with other learners.

Leaners can also choose to study with one of IBT Qualifications’ Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through Blended Learning and Online, so that course can be finished at their own pace. This suits those who perhaps have family or work commitments. This may also be an option for you if you do not live near to one of our accredited centres.

There are IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers who deliver courses through online and Blended learning, so that learners can complete their course at their own pace. The leaners also have the option to choose any of the IBT Qualifications Distance Learning providers to enroll. This will help those who are working and have family commitments and this type of learning facility will suit for those who are not living near to any of our accredited centres.

Learning Objectives/ Benefits of the course

  • To gain understanding about theoretical concepts, decision making and technology integration profound in the present-day tourism and hospitality sectors.
  • To learn about the importance and implications of policies and regulatory frameworks in the management of hospitality services and tourism activities.
  • To understand the significance of tourism infrastructure and destinations as an entity for acquiring societal progression and monetary investments.
  • To acknowledge and leverage the implications of technology infrastructure and recent trends to enhance the proficiency of hospitality and tourism management regimes.
  • To be able to conduct scientific research in various areas associated with hospitality and tourism.

What is included

  • A dedicated tutor for individual students to help and provide suggestions throughout the course.
  • Provide formative assessment with formative feedback will be supporting the learner to improve the achievements.
  • Our online learning platform will provide all of the assessment materials.
  • Platform independent accessibility of Online learning portal, ASML delivers the course straight to the student’s smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop through which will enable them to study at their convenience.

Level of attainment

Learners who meet the requirements for the qualification will be awarded a pass. The qualification itself is not graded. For each unit learners will be marked out of 100 and will be graded as follows.

A+ 75% + Higher Distinction
A 65% - 74% Distinction
B 50% - 64% Merit
C 40% - 49% Pass
D 30% - 39% Marginal Fail
D 15% - 29% Fail (Grade, copy from IBT)

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