Qualifications Explained

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

College courses are open to students from a variety of backgrounds. Following the completion of course, students will be awarded a certificate of study- fully SCQF credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).  These qualifications can be used to enhance future applications for employment or for application of further study at university.

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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


The SQA Qualifications system is explained in the below table:


The SQA is the executive non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government responsible for accrediting educational awards. Visit the SQA website for further information.

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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