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High School to Degree

High School to Degree

Bringing 100 years experienced, internationally recognized qualifications to the region from the world-renowned Scottish Government Agency, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

These SQA Advanced Diplomas are the ‘Smart Route’ Higher Education qualifications that provide learners with both practical skills and the theoretical knowledge an employer or university will expect them to have. SQA qualifications are recognized on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF) and offers 2 years advanced diplomas for Grade 10 onward students that ensures pathway to employment or progression to final 2 years of an undergraduate program in UAE or in any of the 70 SQA Partnered Universities worldwide.

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    The Smart Route (2+2 Years)

    • Complete Higher Education in UAE
    • Complete Higher Education in the 70 Partnered Universities
    • Complete Higher Education through Online Learning
    • Join a workforce in a relevant industry

    About SQA


    SQA is the statutory awarding body for qualifications in Scotland. They develop, validate, quality assure and award a national framework of qualifications for Scotland.

    As an awarding body, SQA works with schools, colleges, universities, industry, and government, to provide high-quality, flexible and relevant qualifications throughout lifelong learning.

    What will you be studying?


    Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting

    The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business with Accounting develops skills and knowledge in the main aspects of international business, management and administration, with a strong focus on financial and management accounting — including information and communication technology

    Job Profile

    • Accounts Assistant
    • Accounts Supervisor
    • Accounts Technician
    • Financial or Management Accountant


    Advanced Diploma in Computing: Software Development

    The SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Software Development covers a range of specialist technical software development skills and knowledge in programming and systems development

    Job Profile

    • Junior Software Developer
    • Applications Programmer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Testing Analyst

    Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology

    Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology

    The SQA Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology develops knowledge and skills in areas such as architectural design sketching, drawing and procedures, construction technology, design of building structures, and architectural technology.

    Job Profile

    • Architectural Technician
    • Senior Architectural
    • Technician Contract Management

    Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering

    Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering

    The SQA Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering will enable students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of analogue and digital electronics technologies with further developments in planning, project management and investigating.

    Job Profile

    • Electronic Design Engineers
    • Electronic Technicians
    • Telecommunication Technicians
    • Instrumentation Engineers

    Advanced Certificate in Art and Design (1-Year)

    Advanced Diploma in Art and Design 

    The SQA Advanced Diploma in Art and Design is 2-year program that covers areas such as observational drawing, developmental drawing, the creative process, portfolio production, and art and design presentation.

    Progression to Higher Education in

    • Animation
    • Audio
    • Design
    • Film
    • Games

    Entry Requirements

    Minimum 55% in Grade 10

    – CBSE / ICSE
    – American Curriculum
    – UAE MOE

    Minimum 5 Ds in O-Level

    – British / IGCSE

    Or Equivalent Qualifications

    Cost Benefits to Students

    • Save 1 to 2 Years
    • Save 50% on Tuition Fees compared to
      University Fees.
    • Discount of AED 20,000 on final 2 Years Fees
      at University of Stirling in UAE.
    • Cost of Living Index of UAE is less than US,
      UK and Australia.

    Work while you Study

    • International students are always on the lookout for work opportunities to earn a few extra bucks.
    • The fact is Dubai is still a greenhorn in higher education, while countries like the USA and the UK are old hands.
    • By allowing students to work during study in Dubai, it then plays to its twin strengths: low cost of study and opportunity to earn during study.

    Internship and Placement

    A wide range of companies and financial institutions have collaborated with us for student internships and recruiting students before or after their graduation.

    We have 97% success rate in placing students for internships and fulltime jobs.

    Work alongside students from across the world. Our course lets you develop a broad understanding of the business context of accounting and finance in a global environment.

    Beyond your Classroom

    Academic Activities: Academic Writing, Industrial Visits, Workshops, Remedial Classes, Tutorial Classes, etc.

    Certifications: IBM, CISCO, Microsoft, Siemens, CIMA, ACCA

    Extra-Curricular Activities: Inter College & Intra College Fest, Sports, Cultural Activities, Annual Day Celebrations, etc.

    Student Exchange Programs in Scotland

    Why SQA Advanced Diploma?

    Provides Practical Skills and the Theoretical Knowledge needed for any job.

    It is 2 Years, 4 Semester Qualification with combination of Assessments and Term Exams.

    Student receives Advanced Diploma Certificate after completing 30 SQA Credits.

    Valued by Universities
    Internationally Recognized Qualification, Designed
    by Experts

    Career-focused and Trusted by Employers

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