The QCTO role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework.Read More
Tourism and Hospitality studies
What is tourism and hospitality studies?
Tourism and Hospitality Management is a multidisciplinary field of study with the purpose of preparing people with the expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations positions in the expanding industry that provides food, accommodations, and tourism services to people away from home. As a field of study, Tourism and Hospitality Management is interdisciplinary. It draws upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to fulfil the diverse demands placed upon individuals in management positions within the Hospitality industry. Recognising that the individual educated for today is soon out of date, the academic emphasis of the program is on principles, analytical tools, processes, and
systems. These change relatively slowly. However, it is recognised that at least a minimal exposure to the skills and knowledge which make up the present state of the art is necessary to understand the principles. Likewise, it is recognised that the students in the program are composites of many talents, and that in Tourism and Hospitality, pure academic ability cannot predict professional success. Thus, the program has as a basic objective the presentation of an academic curriculum to develop management capability through interdisciplinary subject exposure, problem identification, basic concepts, decision making, theory, and management application.
The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is one of the UK’s leading professional membership and awarding body.Read More
The CTH is a leading professional membership and awarding body in the UK. Its mission is to enhance careers in the tourism and hospitality industry all around the world.Read More
TOURISM and HOSPITALITY Courses
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a Quality Council established in 2010 in terms of the Skills Development Act. Its role is to oversee the design, implementation, assessment and certification of occupational qualifications on the Occupational Qualifications Sub-Framework (OQSF). The QCTO is one of three Quality Councils (QCs) responsible for a part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Collectively, the Quality Councils and the South African Qualifications Authority (whose role is to advance the objectives of the NQF and oversee its development and implementation), all work for the good of both learners and employers. Their vision is to qualify a skilled and capable workforce; our mission is to effectively and efficiently manage the occupational qualifications sub-framework in order to set standards, develop and quality assure national occupational qualifications for all who want a trade or occupation and, where appropriate, professions. HC Varsity is a registered Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) Examination Centre (no. 0199992104) for all of the Nated Programmes (N4 - N6).
The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)
The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH) is one of the UK’s leading professional membership and awarding body. Its mission (and the ITH’s) is to develop and add value to careers in the tourism and hospitality industry all around the world. http://ith.org.za/. 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 CTH’s behalf.
The CTH professional qualifications in Tourism, Travel and Hospitality start at the CTH Programme in Tourism and Hospitality and move upwards to the Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Post-graduate Diploma and Pro-graduate level. These qualifications are internationally recognised and registered on the UK qualifications framework. CTH qualifications provide the appropriate academic preparation students need when looking to apply for entry onto their final year degree programmes and Masters top us programs. With this CTH guarantees that its Short Learning Programmes deliver well trained and qualified employees and leaders for the industry sector.
CTH is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, the CTH management qualifications are endorsed by over 25 Universities both British and international, CTH also has strong and effective relationships and links with in the industry along with high profile endorsements from organisations such as Virgin Atlantic, GTMC, Star Alliance, Marriot Hotels Caribbean, Radisson Edwardian, Sheraton Hotels, Mantis Collection, Adair Leadership, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and many others, Please see the link for a full list of the CTH endorsements www.cthawards.com/endorsements. HC Varsity is an approved CTH teaching and examination centre.