Since 2020, ESE Florence and ESE Rome are the only centres in Italy to be accredited by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH). Offering a series of courses that prepare the next generation of globally competitive and highly skilled individuals to follow their dreams within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

ESE’s CTH accredited programmes cover a wide range of subjects particularly relevant to those who are aiming to enhance their career opportunities in this rapidly growing sector. Depending on their future plans and current position, students can choose to follow a Foundation programme or one of our new Diploma Courses, which can be followed by a top-up to obtain a Bachelor degree.



With the ESE-CTH Foundation diploma, students can gain direct access to the first year of the Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) degree programmes at ESE, another selected university degree or other level 4-courses worldwide or as a free-standing qualification for those who wish to enter employment at team member level.

You can find out more about Foundation Diploma programmes offered via the following links:





ESE’s new CTH-accredited Diploma courses are designed for students wishing to develop their career in the world of Hospitality and Tourism respectively and provide them with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to advance to managerial positions within these fields.

Both level 4 (Diploma) and level 5 (Advanced diploma) are available. The courses have a duration of 6 months with the possibility of an optional 3-6 month internship, offering students the possibility of gaining valuable work experience. Upon  completing the course, the student will obtain a globally recognised qualification that provides a natural progression to employment within the Tourism/ Hospitality sector or alternatively, via a top-up to an Undergraduate degree.

You can find further information on the courses via the following links:

CTH Diploma in Hospitality Management

CTH Diploma in Tourism Management


Applications for  courses starting in 2022/2023 are open: Apply here

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