Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism

Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism


For students entering the hospitality and tourism industry, this course serves as an excellent initial step. The Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism furnishes students with a comprehensive understanding of these closely intertwined industries, simultaneously enabling them to build a credit portfolio and acquire a skill set essential for advancing to higher-level studies in the field.

By instilling a broad comprehension of the industries, the course empowers students to explore and discern their passions and interests. This exploration allows them to subsequently specialize in their chosen discipline.

This qualification serves as a pivotal starting point for individuals eager to establish themselves in the industry. Tailored to the learning needs of newcomers, typically within the 16-18 age bracket, the course not only provides a firsthand experience of the industry but also awards CTH certification upon completion. The learning process is highly structured, covering fundamental principles necessary for grasping the essentials of how these industries operate.

Given that hospitality and tourism are expansive sectors with a plethora of career opportunities, spanning international 5-star hotels, airlines, restaurants, cruise lines, bars, and specialized resorts, this foundation program offers an excellent initial introduction to the workings of this vast and dynamic sector.

Curricular Structure

Mandatory Units
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH Assessment Method
EHRTH Essentials of Human Resources and Business Computing in Tourism and Hospitality 3 30 150 Closed book written examination
EMCRTH Essentials of Marketing and Customer Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality 3 30 150 Closed book written examination
THI Tourism and Hospitality Industry 3 30 150 Assignment
ETHO Essentials of Tourism and Hospitality Operations 3 30 150 Assignment
ESS Essentials Study Skills* 3 10 50 Assignment (70%) & Presentation (30%)
Foundation Diploma Total (5 units) 130 650