Course: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management

West London Business College

Program Description

Course: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management

West London Business College

Course: Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management

Tourism is the world's largest industry with revenues of over $500 billion.

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) offer three levels of qualifications in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management to improve your TTH management knowledge and skills. The Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management starts at level 4, and enables you to progress through the Diploma at level 5, up to the Graduate or Extended Diploma at level 6.

Why study the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management programme?

This programme links business principles with sector expertise by introducing you to the principles and practice of modern tourism. The programme goes further to explore issues such as ecotourism and sustainable development. Students holding this qualification will be confident in applying key business and management concepts to this growing sector.

Career Opportunities

The positions below are examples of jobs currently held by ABE Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management qualification holders. The list is not exhaustive as ABE qualifications are applicable to a wide range of vocations.

  • Diploma Level 4 in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management- Hotel or Travel Agency Supervisor
  • Diploma Level 5 in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management– Assistant Hotel or Travel Agency Manager
  • Diploma Level 6 in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management– Hotel or Travel Agency Manager

There are three levels of qualification available on the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management programme - Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma and Level 6 Graduate Diploma.

ABE has also developed the Extended Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management, comprising 13 units in one stand-alone qualification. It is accredited by Ofqual as a Level 6 qualification. The programme can still be taken as two separate qualifications at Levels 5 and 6.

Programme structure

Current qualifications offered by the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management programme:

  • ABE Level 4 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • ABE Level 5 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • ABE Level 6 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • ABE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Entry Requirements

Diploma Level 4

Open entry, but you must be competent in English (IELTS 4.0 minimum) and mathematics.

Students who wish to study on the ABE programme need to demonstrate their level of English when applying. The UKBA have provided a list of approved test providers, click here to visit the UKBA web-site to view this list and the minimum grades that are required. The authenticity of these qualifications will be checked by the college before acceptance on the ABE programme is granted. To join the ABE programme students' English must be Intermediate or above. This corresponds to an IELTS score of 4.0, Intermediate level students (IELTS 4.0 score) are recommended to join the pre-sessional course which lasts up to 6 months. Students with IELTS scores lower than 4.0 will not be allowed to join any part of the ABE course.

Diploma Level 5

One of the following:

  • Any ABE Level 4 Diploma or equivalent
  • Any Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • 2 years’ relevant work experience

And you must be competent in English ( 4.0 minimum) and Mathematics.

Students who wish to study on the ABE programme need to demonstrate their level of English when applying. The UKBA have provided a list of approved test providers. Click here to view this list and the minimum grades that are required. The authenticity of these qualifications will be checked by the college before acceptance on the ABE programme is granted.

If your IELTS band is between 4.0 and 5.0 we would recommend you to undertake a pre-sessional General English course. Students with IELTS scores lower than 4.0 will not be allowed to join any part of the ABE course.

Diploma Level 6

One of the following:

  • Any ABE Level 5 Diploma or equivalent qualification
  • A degree or equivalent
  • And you must be competent in English (IELTS 5.5 minimum) and Mathematics

Extended Diploma Level 6

One of the following:

  • Any ABE Level 5 Diploma or equivalent
  • Any Level 3 qualification or equivalent
  • 2 years’ relevant work experience
  • And you must be competent in English (IELTS 5.5 minimum) and Mathematics

Course Fee

Business Management course fees are from £2,495 per year for local students and £3,995 for overseas students. The course fee includes all study manuals, with access to the college library. ABE registration, subscription and exam fees are not included in the course fee and must be paid directly to ABE. Students pay an initial registration fee of around £35, and in subsequent years pay an annual subscription of around £25. Exam fees are around from £25 per subject.

Course Times

The ABE course includes 21 hours of study per week. This is comprised of 15 hours tuition at the college and 6 hours recommended self-study at home. Classes are held over 3 days a week.

Start Dates

Students can join twice a year. Semester start dates are after the ABE exams in August and February each year. Please contact us or check our academic calendar for exact start dates.

ABE Exams

ABE exams are offered twice a year (in the first week of June and December) and students must register with ABE and pay an annual subscription fee and exam fees. Exams are organised by ABE externally at various locations in London. We strongly recommend students to take exams at every sitting. The results of the exams are published approximately 2 months after the exams.

Attendance Requirements

You may lose your place if you do not attend your lessons.

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