Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management


The qualification in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Level 6 will provide learners with an advanced qualification that supports their development as manager within the tourism and hospitality industry, with a lifelong-learning orientation; enable learners to critically evaluate contemporary knowledge and theories to use these to propose solutions complex management problems in the tourism and hospitality industry; provide learners with the ability to apply and adapt specialist skills and technical terminology to develop their management skills in the tourism and hospitality industry; enable learners to make decisions about the leadership, planning and management of work areas in the tourism and hospitality industry that are informed by best practice and contemporary research

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification, learner must possesses:

  • Relevant NQF/QCF Level 5 diploma or equivalent overseas qualification as recognised by UK NARIC

  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant work experience

  • English: If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language competency at a minimum of CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 from a recognised English test provider or IELTS level 5.5 in each components.

Qualification Structure

The OTHM Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is a 120 credit qualification that includes six mandatory units. To achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, learners must complete all units giving 120 credits.

  • Strategic Marketing for Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits) : This unit aims to provide participants with the ability to critically analyse and apply strategic marketing approaches to tourism and hospitality businesses. This will include choosing and resourcing appropriate promotional elements to meet marketing and businesses objectives, along with the ability to evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, relative effectiveness and costs of marketing activity.

  • Tourism Policy and Planning (20 Credits) : This unit provides learners with a critical understanding of principles of tourism policy and planning. Learners will analyse theories and concepts from the fields of public policy, tourism management and planning and will develop skills in creating tourism plans that acknowledge the roles of multiple stakeholders and possible courses of action in a destination.

  • Organisational Behaviour in Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits) : This unit aims to introduce learners to the critical study of behaviour in tourism and hospitality organisations, including the different approaches to strategic management formulation, the direction and scope of companies within tourism and hospitality industry and an understanding of the influences on tourism and hospitality companies, as well as the role of leadership and people management.

  • Technology in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (20 Credits) : This unit aims to provide learners with a critical appreciation of the role of technology within the tourism and hospitality industry. This will include an evaluation of the impacts of new and emerging technology on the operations of tourism and hospitality businesses, as well as the impacts of the internet and social media on consumer behaviour and tourism and hospitality marketing.

  • Tourism and International Development (20 Credits) : This unit aims to equip learners with a critical understanding of the relationship between tourism and international development. Learners will evaluate theories of international development and apply these in a tourism context. This unit will also support learners to apply development indicators and to make judgements about the extent to which tourism supports sustainable development.

  • Researching Tourism and Hospitality Management (20 Credits): This unit aims to support learners to develop skills in designing and carrying out research projects to inform the management of tourism and hospitality organisations. Learners will evaluate approaches to the collection and analysis of data relating to management problems and they will make judgements about future action based on this data.

Duration and Delivery

This qualification is designed to be delivered over one academic year for full-time study but it is also flexible in it's delivery in order to accommodate part-time 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 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, a learner must have successfully passed all the assessment criteria for that unit.


Successful completion of the Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management provides the opportunity for a wide range of other academic programmes including progression to OTHM Level 7 Diploma. The Level 6 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management has been developed with career progression and professional recognition in mind.