Post Graduate Diploma Programs in UAE | Eaton Business School | 3 months

Post Graduate Diploma

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body and a part of the Pearson group, the world’s largest education services company. As an accredited centre, Eaton Business School offers BTEC Level 4 and Level 5 qualification. This program adheres to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 & 5. BTEC. The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Business offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4. This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

The course is structured in a modular format where the learner needs to do only one module at a time. The delivery structure is developed after careful consideration of the time challenges for the busy working professionals. The learners have choice to attend their classes either Onsite or Online. The Online classes are delivered via Live Interactive Virtual classrooms whereby the students also have an added advantage to playback the sessions for revision purposes, assignment support or even future references. These sessions will be available through the entire duration of their course.


At Level 4 & 5 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects ofthe business sector through six core units, which include one unit assessed by aPearson-set assignment. The units are:

Higher National Diploma – (part 1) | Core Modules

Unit Name Unit Credit
Business and the business Environment 15
Marketing Essentials 15
Human Resource Management 15
Management and operations 15
Management Accounting 15
Managing a Successful Business Project 15
Sales Management 15
Organisational Behaviour 15
Innovation and Commercialisation 15
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 15
Business Strategy 15
Research Project 30

Specialization Pathway | Management Pathway

Unit Name Unit Credit
Operations and Project Management 15
Understanding and Leading Change 15
Global Business Environment 15

Accounts & Finance Pathway

Unit Name Unit Credit
Financial Reporting 15
Advanced Management Accounting 15
Financial Management 15

Accounts & Finance Pathway

Unit Name Unit Credit
Financial Reporting 15
Advanced Management Accounting 15
Financial Management 15

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Pathway

Unit Name Unit Credit
Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities 15
Launching a New Venture 15
Managing And Running a Small Business 15

Human Resource Management Pathway

Unit Name Unit Credit
Resource and Talent Planning 15
Employee Relations 15
Strategic Human Resource Management 15
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management and Operations
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing a Successful Business Project
  • Innovation and Commercialisation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Sales Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Research project
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Understanding and Leading Change
  • Global Business Environment

How Level 4 & 5 Business Qualification will transform a Learner:

Graduates successfully completing the Level 4 Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of business. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working,independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies.They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to business, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Career Progression

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in business,which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond theCertificate stage. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialize by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-levelstudy.

On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students candevelop their careers in the business sector through:

  • Progressing to university.
  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate Professional Body
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Professional Progression:

The skills offered as part of the Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma can providegraduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the business sector:

  • Business Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Advisor
  • Office Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Training and Development Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Channel Marketing Manager
  • Sales and Promotion Marketing
  • Executive
  • Communications Planner
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Retail Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • General Manager

Academic Progression:

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers asmeeting admission requirements to many relevant business-related courses, forexample:

  • BSc (Hons) in Business and Management
  • BA and BSc (Hons) in Business Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in International Management.


Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Two years of relevant management experience and
  • A degree from fully recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent credit transfer is possible if there is evidence that prior qualification has been satisfactorily assessed to Masters Level.
  • Eaton Business School requires an overall score of 6.5 with an individual minimum component score of 5.5

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About CIQ

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organization incorporated in the UK. CIQ aims to develop and accredit qualifications which meets the ongoing needs of learners and the corporate sector ensuring individuals have access to opportunities for personal and professional development.


CIQ is accredited by nationally recognized awarding organizations such as NCFE and TQUK.

NCFE, previously the Northern Council for Further Education, has designed, developed and certified over 500 nationally regulated qualifications. TQUK, also known as Training Qualifications, UK, offers world class support and service to over 200 approved centers with a wide range of qualifications recognized by the Office of Qualifications and examinations Regulation England (Ofqual) and can be adapted to suit the learners’ needs.

The Advantage

The advantages of pursuing the Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) Post Graduate (PG) Diploma with below specialization is that it not only equips learners with the current industry knowledge and its implementation but, successful learners can claim two specialization module exemptions while progressing onto Executive MBA or IMBA-International Business Administration program. They will only have to complete Four (4) Core modules + Dissertation to complete their MBA qualification in the chosen field of specialization, thereby reducing the MBA program duration to 9 Months.

Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Duration Model
Healthcare Management & Leadership 3 Months Online
International Business Administration 3 Months Online
Supply Chain & Logistics Management 3 Months Online
Human Resource Management 3 Months Online
Project Management 3 Months Online
Business Analytics 3 Months Online

Most of our qualifications are developed to comply with the standards of higher education colleges and universities. Hence, CIQ qualifications can lead to progression routes paving the way to globally recognized higher-level qualifications.

CIQ has gained a reputation for the high-quality support services provided to the education sector. We work with Schools, Colleges, Universities, and corporate bodies as well as Government agencies to provide relevant, effective, and flexible programs. Our qualification and assessment framework is up-to-date, result oriented and meet the defined values as per international standards. CIQ qualifications are approved for progression to higher qualifications offered by International Universities around the globe.

The CIQ qualification and assessment framework has been developed in consultation with leaders from various corporate bodies, government agencies, and Universities around the world. CIQ programs are frequently assessed to enhance quality and ensure they are relevant for the rapidly changing global market as well as career opportunities for ambitious individuals.  The CIQ Qualification and assessment framework is available throughout the world and may be accessed via our “Approved Centre Network”.

Every learner has access to the most modern and advanced Learning Management System, e-library, Lecture Videos, Multimedia Presentations etc.  And CIQ continues to invest in the latest technology to enhance the learning experience.

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