Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

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Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality
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Abbreviation CTH
Formation 1982
Type Vocational qualification awarding body
Legal status Non-profit company
Purpose Tourism, hospitality and culinary training in the UK
Headquarters 37 Duke Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 1LN
Region served
UK, and overseas
Affiliations Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Website CTH

The Confederation of Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) is a qualification-awarding and membership body for the tourism, hospitality and culinary industry in the UK.[1][2][3]


CTH is one of UK's leading professional membership and awarding bodies for qualifications in the fastest growing commercial sector worldwide. Over the last 28 years CTH has focused on developing and adding value to careers in the industry, globally. CTH was established in 1982 as a specialist professional body in the UK to focus on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality and tourism industries, and now has accredited colleges worldwide delivering sought after CTH qualification. CTH provides a ladder of progression in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma level, and its qualifications provide appropriate academic preparation for students to apply for entry onto their final year degree programmes and Master’s Top up programmes. This route delivers well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the sector.[3]

It used to be called the Confederation of Tourism, Hotel and Catering Management (CTHCM), being based on Great Titchfield Street in London, close to the University of London. The name was changed on 18 June 2008.


It provides recognised standards for training in the hospitality, tourism and culinary industries in the UK. Over 7000 people a year take their qualifications.


Its awards are regulated by Ofqual, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS), and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA).

CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. Its management qualifications are endorsed by over 25 British and international universities. CTH works with British Accreditation Council (BAC), British Council and Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC) accredited colleges in the UK and Ireland and with its support, CTH expects centres to achieve suitable quality thresholds to enable effective training on its programmes.[3]

CTH ensures its quality through its approved status with Ofqual and the QCA’s UK accredited qualification framework. All qualifications are developed in conjunction with the UK Sector Skills Council, People1st, to ensure relevance, value and quality. This approach guarantees that CTH qualifications are valued by employers throughout the world.[3]


CTH also has strong links with industry, with effective relationships and high-profile endorsements from organisations such as Virgin Atlantic, GTMC, Star Alliance, Marriott Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Institute of Hospitality, Adair Leadership, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and many others.[3]

Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management[edit]

The greatest advantage of CTH Postgraduate Diploma is that students can either start with industry related qualifications or 3 years’ work experience in supervisory or managerial level in the industry. This will pave the way for students to be MSc or MBA qualified within a shortest period of 6–8 months after the completion of PGD. Further, all assessments are done through assignments passing up conventional exams in order to give students hands-on experience, thus making them more practical and market-ready.[3]


It is situated in Marylebone, between Wigmore Street and Oxford Street, close to James Street and Selfridge's near Bond Street tube station.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)". London School of Business & Finance. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality". West London College. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Thames College Nugegoda introduces CTH Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management". Wijeya Newspapers Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka. September 11, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 

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