Level 7 Qualification
120 UK Credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
Duration of Study Programme
1 Academic Year – Part-Time, 3-hours, Twice a Week
Qualifi – RQF 603/2655/4
First Intake October 2022
Operational End Date
31 October 2023
Mode of Delivery
This qualification has been created to develop and reward the business managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the management sectors. The Level 7 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management qualification is designed for managers who have the expert and personal encouragement in deciphering organisational strategy into effective operational performance. This programme provides learners with an advanced qualification that supports their development as managers within the tourism and hospitality industry through a lifelong-learning orientation.
This qualification has been created to develop and reward the business managers of today and the future, and to continue to bring recognition and professionalism to the hospitality and tourism management sectors.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
- Marketing Approaches in Hospitality and Tourism – 30 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 15 ECTS) – 375 Total Learning Hours
This unit aims to consider the competitive business environment which has seen an alteration from traditional marketing to more diverse approaches. The unit explores learners’ knowledge in understanding the current market, importance of marketing to the industry, knowledge in developing
marketing, branding and public relations strategies that advances the rivalry position to the organisation.
- Strategic Planning Facets in Hospitality and Tourism – 30 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 15 ECTS) – 375 Total Learning Hours
This unit aims for learners to gain knowledge about strategic business planning in the hospitality and tourism sector. The learners will be able to develop strategic business plans and apply them to organisations selected. Learners will gain knowledge in identifying and critically evaluating theories of business strategy. The unit also assists learners in developing skills to analyse strategic fit to develop business strategies. Learners will also gain understanding in the concept of business ethics.
- Tourism Policy in International Context and Development – 30 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 15 ECTS) – 375 Total Learning Hours
This unit helps learners to show critical understanding of principles of tourism policy and how it connects with the issues of development. Learners will identify and analyse the theories and concepts with regards to public policy, tourism management and international development and apply it in the context of tourism. The unit also supports learners to apply development indicators and to create plans for tourism projects in order to address development problems.
- The Culture and Society in Tourism – 30 UK CREDITS (equivalent to 15 ECTS) – 375 Total Learning Hours
This unit will help learners to provide a discussion on the local and international issues of tourism. Learners will also be able to understand the effectivity of tourism and travel in the context of society and personal views. It also provides a deeper understanding of the role and functions of tourism. The unit covers information on the contemporary tourism management and development. Learners are able to review how the roles of tourism represent public culture, the public heritage and the public nature of places, which have possibly changed under the new climates of postmodern, post- industrial and post-colonial concepts.
How you will learn
Extensive course material is provided and you shall also be given access to our fully-fledged online library. For each module completed, an online self-assessment test is automatically available to you so that you gauge your preparedness to start the assignment for that particular module. The assignment is sent to you by Domain Academy’s Academic Office. Once you complete the assignment you submit it online to Domain Academy’s Academic Office. Once corrected, the result shall be sent to you. At the end of each module and after completing the self-assessment test, you shall be automatically provided with a certificate of completion for that particular module. However, this certificate does not count for ECTS credits. It is the assignment which is considered as the official mode of assessment for that particular module and therefore counts towards ECTS credits. Once the whole programme is completed, you shall be awarded an official certificate by Qualifi (UK) certifying that you completed this accredited and recognised qualification.
Where you will learn:
Lessons will be held in class in our premises at Domain Building, 102/104, Constitution Street, Mosta.
Method of Assessment:
Assessments will be designed according to the guidelines of each module specification. In general, the assessments will enable learners to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes across the individual elements of the programme. The range of assessments utilised will normally include: essays, reports, presentations and other structured assignments and examinations.
Assessments are drafted in conjunction with the curriculum development department and tutor concerned. Final version is confirmed by the curriculum development department.
Assessments are moderated by tutor concerned, then also verified by the Internal Verifier.
Structure of Programme:
The QUALIFI Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management is a Level 7 Qualification made up of 120 credits.
All units are 30 credits in value. These units have been designed from a learning time perspective and are expressed in terms of Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT is an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected to be required for a student to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of a Qualification. TQT includes undertaking each of the activities of Guided Learning, Directed Learning and Invigilated Assessment.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Procedures:
These qualifications are vocational as they can support a learner’s career progression. To meet QUALIFI’s aim to provide an appropriate assessment method each unit will be assessed through tasks that will be written in a way to make them realistic ‘work-related’ tasks wherever possible. Learners will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and. Original thought, problem solving and recommendations on actions will also be asked for from learners where appropriate for the unit. Intellectual rigour will be expected appropriate to the level of the qualifications.
Assignments will contain a question strand for each of the given unit’s learning outcomes. The assignment tasks will address the LO (learning outcome) and AC (assessment criteria) requirements.
Within assignments there will always be requirements for learners to engage with important and relevant theory that underpins the subject area. The assignment questions will require learners to draw on real organisations to illustrate their answers. To support this activity during the programme of learning, centres are required to make sure that they include case studies of relevant organisations and, wherever possible, facilitate in company opportunities for learners to undertake research and investigation projects and/or support the organisation with various tasks. Mature and part-time learners will ideally be able to draw on their personal work experience too.
Where a candidate has achieved an overall average mark of at least 70% from all the units, QUALIFI may award a Distinction, although offering such a grade to individual candidates is at the discretion of QUALIFI and is not normally given after any successful referral attempts. Decisions about the overall classification of awards are made by QUALIFI through the application of the academic and relevant course regulations. It is based on the Average Percentage Mark (APM) or, at the discretion of QUALIFI, on the basis of your overall profile and performance subject to the minimum requirements.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Entry to the qualification will be through centre interview and learners will be expected to hold the following:
- Level 6 Qualification or;
- First Degree.
In certain circumstances, managers with considerable experience but no formal Qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the programme.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required.
International Qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.
Fees & funding
Get 70% back on the full course fee upon successful completion.
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Last Updated: 08th November 2021