The Institute for Tourism Professionals is an approved Awarding Body (Hospitality and Tourism), by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE),  the principal organ of the Federal Ministry of Education, specifically created to handle all aspects of Technical and Vocational Education falling outside the University Education system.

Professional Qualifications:-

Unit/Foundation Certificate (Level 1), Certificate (Level 2), Diploma (Level 3), Advanced Diploma (Level 4), Higher/GraduateDiploma (Level 5) and Post Graduate Diploma (Level 6), in:-

  • Tourism Management
  • Hospitality Management,
  • Hotel Management.
  • Travel and Tour Operations
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Destination   Management.
  • Catering and Culinary Studies
  • Airline and Airport Management
  • Events  Management
  • Leisure and Recreation Management.


Certificated Programmes:-

  • Resorts Representatives
  • Spectator Safety and Crowd Control Management
  • Event Planning and Management.
  • Airport and Passenger Services Operations.
  • Airline and Ground Services Operations
  • Transport Operations.
  • Customer Service.
  • Fares, Ticketing and Reservations
  • Tour Guiding.
  • Food Hygiene and Food Safety Management.
  • Food Safety Inspectors Training.
  • Grading and Classification Personnel and Operators Training.
  • Train the Trainers.
  • Spectators Safety
  • Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events Management.
  • Assessor awards
  • Verifier Awards
  • Certified Practitioners Programme
  • Tourism Master Class.
  • Hospitality Master Class.
  • Tourism Ambassadors Programme.
  • Bespoke Training.
  • Continuous Professional Development.




The content of ITP’s professional syllabuses has, naturally, been influenced by the requirements of employers and universities. The has broadly been reflected in ITP’s syllabus with increasing emphasis placed on the National Occupational Standards for Tourism and Related Industries, the National Qualifications Framework, and on the conceptual frame of reference for Tourism which is divided into four elements:-

  • Dynamic Element ‐‐ The Phenomenon
  • Services Element ‐‐ The System
  • Functional Element ‐‐ Management