Institute's New Agreement with The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality

2 February 2018cth_logo

Following a decision by its Supervisory Board, the Institute of Hospitality has reached an agreement with the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality.

CTH will be taking over the administration, management and awarding of the Institute of Hospitality's qualifications. This new arrangement is effective from Friday 2 February 2018.

CTH is a respected Ofqual-regulated Awarding Organisation. Established in 1982, it is a specialist professional Awarding Body in the UK that focuses on the training needs of new entrants to the hospitality, travel, tourism and culinary sectors, as well as those already working in the sector. It now has a network of Approved Teaching Centres worldwide, delivering sought-after CTH qualifications to thousands of new students each year. 

GTMC, Virgin Atlantic, and Star Alliance work with CTH on its Professional Skills Programmes while its Management Programmes lead to final year undergraduate and Masters degrees with many British and international universities.

Commenting on the new agreement, the Institute's chief executive Peter Ducker FIH says: "We believe that CTH has the resources and knowledge to offer our Centres and Learners a first-class service and support, and it is for this reason that we are relinquishing our Awarding Body recognition. We will, however still be involved and have oversight of our qualifications’ progress and the Institute of Hospitality brand, as members of CTH’s Academic Board."

"We continue to be committed to our mission to promote professionalism in hospitality management through lifelong learning. We believe that this is best achieved through partnering with CTH and drawing on the expertise and industry knowledge of our Members and Fellows to help us have an input into the design and creation of new qualifications to meet the needs of our fast-moving industry."

Simon Cleaver, director of membership, CTH, says:“Whilst the Institute of Hospitality is the professional membership body for the hospitality industry, CTH is the dedicated qualifications body. At CTH, we live and breathe qualifications, just that, nothing else.”

"The great thing about our new partnership is that it frees the Institute up to concentrate on its wider membership and career development roles, whilst also securing access to a stream of new potential members from CTH’s global student reach. And for CTH, it provides both access to the Institute's unparalleled industry expertise for new qualification development and a great professional membership pathway for graduating students.”

Click here for further information about the CTH and Institute of Hospitality partnership