Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management

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

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.

Level 4 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management- Hotel or Travel Agency Supervisor
Level 5 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management– Assistant Hotel or Travel Agency Manager
Level 6 Diploma 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 Diploma and Level 6 Diploma as shown in the table below.

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. For more information about this qualification, please click here.


Programme structure


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

*Click on the titles below to read the specifications for that qualification*

Qualification Title No. of Units Ofqual No.
ABE Level 4 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 4 (500/9911/5)
ABE Level 5 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 8 (501/1212/0)
ABE Level 6 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 5 (501/1211/9)
ABE Level 6 Extended Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management 13 (600/0777/1)

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TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

*Click on the individual unit title to view the syllabus for that unit*


Level 4 Diploma

Compulsory units


Click here to download the qualification purpose statement for the ABE Level 4 Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (QCF).


Level 5 Diploma

Compulsory units


Optional units (choose two from)



Level 6 Diploma

Compulsory units


Optional units (choose two from)



Level 6 Extended Diploma

Compulsory units


Optional units (choose two from)


(and two units from)



Level 7 Diploma in Business Management

Students who wish to continue their studies after achieving an ABE Level 6 or Extended Diploma, may want to consider the Level 7 Diploma. More information about which can be found here:


  • To find out what the levels mean, please click here

  • To view entry requirements for Levels 4, 5 and 6, please click here

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