The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to develop learners into industry managers. The program combines theoretical knowledge with practical application, covering key topics like services marketing, event management, and sustainability. Successful completion facilitates progression to university and prepares learners for a career in the dynamic tourism and hospitality sector.
These qualifications are tailored for learners typically aged 18 and above, with potential entry profiles including at least one of the following: a relevant Level 3 Diploma or its equivalent, GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification, or mature learners over 21 with pertinent management experience (subject to confirmation from the delivery center). Additionally, if a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, evidence of English language competency is required. Further details can be found on the English Language Expectations page.
Stars College qualifications at RQF Level 4 are crafted to embody practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competences. In academic terms, they are assessed as equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and the first year of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree program.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management comprises 6 mandatory units, totaling 120 credits, with 1200 hours of Total Qualification Time (TQT) and 600 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for the completed qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management includes key units such as Academic Writing and Research Skills, Business Environment for Tourism and Hospitality, Services Marketing in Tourism and Hospitality, Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality, Events Management, and The Development of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, each contributing 20 credits for a comprehensive 120-credit qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management is structured for one academic year of full-time study, offering flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers deliver the qualification through various methods, including face-to-face instruction via lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as distance and online modes, exclusively through approved centers.
All units within the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management undergo internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, emphasizing the attainment of specified learning outcomes. To attain a 'pass' for a unit, learners must furnish evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all learning outcomes and meeting the standards specified by assessment criteria. The Assessor is responsible for making a judgment on whether learners have successfully met the assessment criteria. Moreover, the Assessor should furnish an audit trail demonstrating how the judgment of the learners' overall achievement has been determined.
To ensure success in our English-taught and assessed qualifications, learners are required to possess an adequate level of English language skills. It is expected that learners can demonstrate English language comprehension at a level equivalent to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5 to engage effectively in the study of our qualifications.
Successful completion of our qualification fulfills the standard academic entry requirements of the university. However, each applicant will undergo individual assessment, and other entry requirements may influence university entry. Additionally, approved and regulated by Ofqual, our qualifications enable learners to progress to a top-up degree, master’s program, or MBA at various universities in the UK and overseas, often with advanced standing.
Graduates of this qualification have the opportunity to progress to the following university programmes: