Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (DTHM)

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Course Details

Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management (DTHM)  


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 Level 4 units introduce relevant Tourism and Hospitality topics that combine theoretical knowledge with practical application. The qualification will provide learners with the knowledge and skills in the areas of academic and research skills, the tourism and hospitality business environment, the development of the tourism and hospitality industry, services marketing, consumer behaviour, sustainability in tourism and hospitality and event management.

Successful completion of this qualification will support learners progressing to university, and to provide learners with the requisite skills and knowledge to enter the world of work in their chosen sector.


6 Months (6 Months online Theory)

Course Level

Diploma Level

Study Time Period

Weekdays or Weekends,  Morning / Evening classes available 

Medium of Language

Course will conduct in English medium

Delivery Mode

Live online via ZOOM | Microfot Teams


Entry Requirements

  • These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.  The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma or equivalent qualification.

  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification.

  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme) 

  • English requirements:

  • Credit pass for G.C.E O/L English subject or equivalent / English diploma from a recognized institute or completing the placement test at Summerset College.


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.

Qualification structure

The OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management of 6 mandatory units for a combined total of 120 credits, 1200 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.

Mandatory units

  • Academic Writing and Research Skills (20 credits)
  • Business Environment for Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits)
  • Services Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits)
  • Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality (20 credits)
  • Events Management (20 credits)
  • The Development of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry (20 credits)

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 the OTHM Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification provides learners the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including progression to relevant OTHM Level 5 Diplomas. As this qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), learners are also eligible to gain direct entry into Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor’s degree programme. For more information visit University Progressions page in this website.

Course Fee

1. Admission fee : Rs 1,000

2. OTHM UK fee : GBP 150 - 1st Instalment Rs 35,000

3. OTHM UK fee : GBP 150 - 2nd Instalment Rs 35,000

4. Course fee - 1st Instalment Rs 25,000

5. Course fee - 2nd Instalment Rs 25,000

6. Course fee - 3rd Instalment Rs 25,000

Rs 10,000 Discount applicable for full payment of Course fee



Why in Summerset?

  • 10 years in the field of education

  • Well-experienced lecture panel

  • Using State of the Art latest technology

  • Flexible time table

  • Affordable course fee

  • No age limit

  • Activity based learning

  • Different teaching methodology

  • Recognized certificate after completion