Our courses explained

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Get a great British qualification

When you are selecting your course, it's important to know which is right for you - there are different levels and different qualification options to choose from.


If you would like to know more or would like guidance in selecting the course that is right for you, please contact a member of the GBS team —we are more than happy to help.

Our courses explained

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Level 2

BTEC Level 2 Diploma

1 year

A practical introduction to working in a chosen area or sector of industry. Go on to further study, take an apprenticeship or join the workplace at a junior level.

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Level 3

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

1 year

Develop fundamental skills and knowledge with a hands-on course. Post-course, start your career, continue studies, or join a professional development programme.

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Level 4

Higher National Certificate (HNC)

1 year

A recognised industry-specific course that is more practical than theoretical.

HNC can lead to employment opportunities, however most students move on to the HND course.

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Level 5

Higher National Diploma (HND)

2 years (or 1 year post HNC)

A work-related, practical course that is a step up from HNC, digging deeper into a subject. HND can open doors to a great career. Many follow HND with a one-year top-up degree.

 

BTEC Level 5 Diploma

1 year

A hands-on course, with advanced level practical sessions and case studies. You'll be ready to work in a variety of contexts and to advance your career.

 

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Level 6

Top-up degree BA/BSc

1 year

A UK Degree? Get it in year three!

After your 2-year HND course at GBS Dubai, a third year on one of our UK-based top-up degree courses will give you a full bachelor degree from a respected UK university. Speak to a GBS student advisor about converting your level 5 HND qualification into a degree with one year at a GBS campus in the UK.

 

Undergraduate Degree - BA/BSc

3 years plus foundation year

A traditional research-and-study-based approach to a recognised qualification. Kickstart your career with a graduate role, start your own business or start a master’s degree course.

Contact us for information about the undergraduate degrees offered at our campuses in the UK.

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Level 7

Post-graduate Degree - MA/MSc/MBA

1 year

A higher level of learning, with plenty of independent study and research. Take a leadership role within the sector of your choice or launch your own business.

Contact us for information about the post-graduate degrees offered at our campuses in the UK and Malta.

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Other

Specialist courses

A course that gives you specific skills for a particular role, industry or sector. Be better placed to take advantage of career opportunities within your chosen sector.

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