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CTH Foundation Programme in Tourism and Hospitality

Course Code CTH-DITH

Course Overview

This course is an international programme accredited by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality and registered in the United Kingdom on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. Hospitality and tourism is the world’s single biggest industry, covering everything from international airlines and global hotel chains right down to small family-run restaurants and private tour guiding. The career options are huge and varied. This preliminary foundation course is the first step towards an exciting career in the hospitality industry.

The Chartered Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is one of the UK’s leading professional membership and awarding bodies for tourism and hospitality qualifications. Its mission is to develop and add value to careers in the tourism and hospitality industry all around the world. The CTH is endorsed by important industry figures and brands, including Tsogo Sun, Radisson Edwardian and Thistle hotels, the Dhaka Sheraton and many more.

The Chartered Institute of Tourism and Hospitality (ITH) is the Southern African cousin of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) in the United Kingdom, established in 1982. The ITH is the CTH’s representative in Southern Africa. In this role, the ITH accredits training providers and supports them in rolling out the CTH’s UK-registered qualifications. The ITH also handles student and assessment registration on the behalf of the CTH.

What you will learn

  • Subject 1: Essentials of Human Resources and Business Computing in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Subject 2: Essentials of Marketing and Customer Relationships in Tourism and Hospitality
  • Subject 3: Tourism and Hospitality Industry
  • Subject 4: Essentials of Tourism and Hospitality Operations

Which careers you can pursue

Once you completed this course you will be able to start your working life at team member level as a:

  • Guest Support Representative,
  • Hotel Receptionist,
  • Assistant Travel Guide,
  • Porter,
  • Sales Trainee,
  • Hygiene Housekeeper,
  • Maintenance Assistant or 
  • Trainee Travel Agent

What you need to enrol 

  • Grade 12,
  • You may apply for provisional registration based on Grade 11 results,
  • You must be able to speak, read and write English

How to enrol for this programme 

Enrol with Triversita and register with the CTH as a student member (if you are a first time CTH student). Triversita will assist you in registering with the CTH.

How tuition will be delivered 

  • Full time starting February
  • Part time starting February and August
  • Distance learning (Distance learning is only available for Level 3 of this 4 year programme. Should you wish to continue and study the CTH Level 4 Diploma, you will be required to attend full or part time classes.)

How long you will study 

  • 12 months full time
  • 18 months part time
  • 18 months distance learning

How much it will cost 

Click here to download our Course Fee Schedule. The programme fees include the initial issue of study materials, postage expenses and examination fees. The programme fee excludes CTH student registration fees, replacement study materials and excursion costs.

How you will be assessed

You will write two close book examinations which is set and moderated by CTH in the UK and hand in assignments for the remaining 2 subjects.

Accreditation of the programme 

This CTH qualification is not registered on the South African National Qualifications Framework but are registered in the United Kingdom on the Qualifications and Credit Framework under QCF 600/7003/1. Triversita is an accredited training center of the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality.

What certificate you will receive 

You will receive the CTH Level 3 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality from the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH).

How you can further your career 

You may progress to the CTH Intermediate Programme in Hospitality Management and obtain the CTH Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 4 or CTH Diploma in Tourism Management Level 4. Alternatively, you may gain access to the first year of a relevant university degree at the following universities in the United Kingdom: Edge Hill University, University of West London, University of Surrey and Coventry University College.