Entry requirements for 2019 entry


Students that apply to Al-Maktoum are diverse in terms of age, nationality and life experience. All students are expected to have good communication skills.
Applicants with no formal entry requirements are encouraged to apply.

Email any questions to [email protected]

Name of course SCQF level Is previous knowledge needed Entry requirements
Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language 5 No Progress test* after 4 weeks of study
Certificate in Arabic Language 7 Yes Equivalent to SCQF level 6 in Arabic & entry test** OR

Successful completion of Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language***

Diploma in Arabic Language 9 Yes Equivalent to SCQF level 8 in Arabic & Entry test** OR

Successful completion of the Certificate Arabic Language***

Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 1) 7 Yes Equivalent to SCQF level 6 in Arabic & entry test** OR successful completion of Introductory Certificate Arabic Language***

2 Highers or equivalent

Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language (year 2) 9 Yes Equivalent to SCQF level 8 in Arabic & Entry test** OR

Successful completion of the Certificate Arabic Language***

2 Highers or equivalent

Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies 10 No 2 Highers or equivalent
Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics 11 No A good undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

Relevant work experience would be beneficial

HNC in Business (year 1) 7 No 2 Highers or equivalent and National 5 Maths or equivalent
HND in Business (year2) 8 No Successful completion of the HNC in Business plus HNC requirements
HNC Management & Leadership (year 1) 7 No 2 Highers or equivalent and National 5 Maths or equivalent

Relevant work experience would be beneficial

Diploma Management & Leadership (year 2) 8 No Successful completion of the HNC in Management & Leadership plus the HNC requirements

*Progress test pass mark of 65/100
**Entry test pass mark of 65/100
*** Successful completion is a pass mark of 65/100

Al-Maktoum College Arabic Language Summer School
Beginners 1 and 2 can be used as pathways to apply for the Certificate in Arabic Language, however an entry test is required as no tests or exams are included in the summer intensive programme.

Recognition of Prior Learning
Qualifications from other educational institutions may be accepted; based on number of hours, levels, date of qualification/certificate. Email [email protected] for more information.

Interviews
All students may be interviewed as part of the application process.

English Language Requirements

Teaching takes place solely in English and students must demonstrate that their English language proficiency is at a level that will allow them to follow their intended programme successfully.

All students are required to have a good standard of English language. The following qualifications and grades will be accepted:

Qualification Course Requirements
GCSE English All Grade C/4-9
Standard grade All Grades 1-3
National 5 All Grades A-C
IELTS or equivalent Introductory Certificate in Arabic Language Overall 5.0
IELTS or equivalent Certificate in Arabic Language Overall 5.0
IELTS or equivalent Diploma in Arabic Language Overall 5.0
IELTS or equivalent Advanced Diploma in Arabic Language 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)
IELTS or equivalent Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)
IELTS or equivalent Professional Diploma in Islamic Economics and Finance 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part and 6.0 in writing)
IELTS or equivalent HNC/D in Business 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part
and 6.0 in writing)
IELTS or equivalent HNC/Diploma in Management & Leadership 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part
and 6.0 in writing)
Qualification Requirements
IELTS requirements for UKVI 6.0 (Minimum of 5.5 in each part
and 6.0 in writing)

IELTS tests are valid for 2 years and must still be valid on the programme start date. You should ask for a copy of your Test Report Form to be sent to the College.