Qualifications Explained

The College offers qualifications in Business, Management & Leadership, Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Islamic Economics & Finance.

Our courses are open to students from a variety of backgrounds and at the end of the course you will be awarded a recognised qualification, fully SCQF credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).  You can use these qualifications to enhance your applications for employment or university study.

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Name of course SCQF level (awarded at)
Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language 6
Certificate in Arabic Language 8
Diploma in Arabic Language 9
Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 1) 8
Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 2) 10
Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies 10
Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics 11
HNC in Business (year 1) 7
HND in Business (year2) 8
HNC Management & Leadership (year 1) 7
Diploma Management & Leadership (year 2) 8


This table shows how our courses compare to other courses you may be applying for at college or university.


The SQA is an organisation which is acknowledged worldwide and has two roles: accreditation and awarding qualifications. For more information on SQA and its roles, please click here.


The Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education has undergone a Higher Education Review (Alternative Providers) visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has received its report.

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