aqq1The Advanced Certificate and Advanced Diploma Awards in Business are designed to equip students with the knowledge and understanding required for success in current and future employment or for progression to further academic and/or professional qualifications.

Students are required to obtain a minimum of 12 credits for the Advanced Certificate award, 10 of them are core units and 2 are option. In the Advanced Diploma award, the students are required to obtain minimum 30 credits, 23 are core units and 7 are optional. A credit value is equivalent to 44 contact hours and 36 independent study hours

Duration and the entrance requirements:

The course would normally be undertaken on a 2– year full-time basis. The academic year comprises of 3 semesters. The Entrance requirements: Higher Education Certificate, or other equivalent certificate. Also, students have to pass an English language placement test.

College Requirement Course

All the students are required to study a College requirement course “Entrepreneurship – Creativity and Innovation course” for 3 Credit Hours during the second year of their academic programme, apart from the programme requirements.


The awards are broad, general qualifications giving candidates scope to develop and process in a variety of ways within organizations of all sizes, including ones which candidates may set up themselves. The main subsidiary aim of the awards is to enable candidates to progress to further academic and professional qualifications either prior to embarking on an administrative, managerial or commercial career or in parallel with it.

Awarding Body:

After the successful completion of the program requirements, the students will be awarded with the certificates from the Scottish Qualification Authority.

Course Framework (PDF)