ADVANCED DIPLOMA | SQA

“In almost any industry, running a business with a triple bottom line; a focus on people, the planet and profit, has inherent financial benefits (Forbes, 2017)”.

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business and AAS College provide learners with a progression route into employment. The Advanced Diploma covers the main aspects of international business including management, human resources, economics and administration. It will equip students with an awareness of key issues and practices within a changing business environment.

There is a growing demand for businesses to demonstrate corporate social responsibility. Business management strategies that affect profit and society are achieving successful and sustainable results.

Aims:

The SQA Advanced Diploma in Business has a range of aims relating to academic and vocational progression. These are to:

  1. Develop suitable competencies to enter a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions.
  2. Develop student competencies to support their career aspirations.
  3. Prepare students for progression to degree courses delivered by universities.
  4. Develop skills for independent, lifelong learning.
  5. Develop and enhance transferable skills for employability and Core Skills.
  6. Develop and enhance transferable skills in planning, organizing, critical and evaluative thinking and enable the candidate to investigate business issues and problems in depth.
  7. Develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skills relevant to a range of administrative, commercial or managerial positions in business organizations.
  8. Develop communication and presentation skills.
  9. Adopt an innovative and creative approach and be able to respond quickly to challenges posed by changes in the business environment.
  10. Develop the ability to work flexibly and co-operatively with others.
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Duration:
2 years

Educational form:
Taught

Education Variants:
Fulltime

Language:
English

Start Date:
14th June 2021 & 27th September 2021

British Degree:
SQA Advanced Diploma in Business

COURSE STRUCTURE
Programme at a glance

SQA Advanced Diplomas are made up of 240 SCQF credit points, at SCQF level 8, and usually take two years to complete

YEAR 1

  • Business Accounting
  • Business Law: An Introduction
  • Communication: Business Communication
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Economic Issues: An Introduction
  • Economics 1: Micro and Macro Theory and Application
  • Human Resource Management: Introduction
  • Information Technology: Applications Software 1
  • IT in Business: Spreadsheets
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Marketing: An Introduction
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Business: Graded Unit 1
 
YEAR 2
  • Behavioural Skills for Business
  • Business Contractual Relationships
  • Business Culture and Strategy
  • Economics 2: The World Economy
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business
  • International Marketing: An Introduction
  • Preparing Financial Forecasts
  • Presentation Skills
  • Statistics for Business
  • Continuous Workforce Development
  • Business: Graded Unit 2
Learning activities
Lectures, Tutorials, Study packs, Problem-based scenarios, Case studies, Group/team work, Online materials, IT based teaching materials, Projects, Quizzes, Research and presentation, of findings to fellow students, Role play, Short-response questions, multiple choice questions, Create questions for other students (with answers), etc.
Employability

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates can start their own businesses or develop careers in a wide variety of business sector.
Graduating with this Diploma will enable to pursue a career path in:

  • Business enterprise
  • Sales and marketing
  • Business development
  • Small business consultation
  • Product development
DIPLOMA TO DEGREE - A Pathway to University and Further Study

SQA Advanced Qualifications do not just qualify for career development they can also enable advanced entry into many undergraduate degree programmes in universities and Higher Education Institutions across the world.

Learners can study in their own country before progressing onto universities in their own country, region or abroad to complete a degree, entering directly into third year. This option can be a cost effective route to studying abroad and achieving a degree at an international Higher Education Institution.

We make this journey as smooth as possible through our Diploma to Degree programme. SQA has collaborated and set up articulation agreements with a number of highly regarded international institutions in countries such as the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand covering various progression models including online delivery.

These institutions recognise the SQA Advanced Diploma for advanced entry and provide students with a quality learning experience.

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Accepting applications for 2021 Fall and Summer terms.

HOW TO APPLY

You should apply direct to the AAS College. We accept applications throughout the year, but advise you to apply early. We would like to receive application forms before 30th of August.

 

All candidates are required to submit the following documents:

1. A Fully Completed Application

AAS Application Form completed

A scanned copy of your passport

 

2. English language certificate

Certified Photocopy of English Language qualification(s).

Undergraduate applicants must have a fluent command of the English language which can be proven via the following examinations:

TOEFL: paper based 550 / computer based 213 / Internet based 79-80 or

IELTS: 6,0 or other equivalent qualifications.

Candidates who have not acquired an English language qualification at the time of the submission of their application form are required to submit it at least one month before the commencement of the course.

 

3. Diploma of previous education

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates, or A Levels obtained locally.

Certified Photocopy of the Diploma of Secondary Education (High School Diploma), along with the final year’s academic transcript.

Candidates who have not yet graduated from high school at the time of application, should submit the available academic transcripts from their current year of study, as well as a full transcript from the previous year of study.

If the High School Diploma is produced in another language it should be translated and verified in English.

 

4. Interview

Submit your documents via email to: admissions@aas.gr

Our response:

A member of our staff will contact you in 48 hours.

AAS offer to you

Deciding to start study is an exciting time but the process to actually get there can seem daunting. That’s where we can help. Here’s what you need to be finding out about now.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sending you lots of important information, so if any of your contact details change, we need to know as soon as possible. Please let us know if you change your:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Passport number.
 

At AAS we pride ourselves on the tailored support we offer to all our students and we want your application and enrolment to go as smoothly as possible. If you have any problems at all, we are here to help.

You will receive an unconditional offer: An Admission Letter by college’s Admissions Office, or a conditional offer: that means that before the commencing of your course you have to submit some documents, or a rejection letter: that means that you don’t cover the requirements of the interested course.

 

Visa Process

The following documents to be submitted by all non-EU students to the Greek Embassy or Consulate Office closer to you:

  • Application form for a visa for a long stay in Greece, fully filled in and signed by the applicant
  • One recent passport-size photograph in colour
  • Passport that should be of a validity exceeding by three months the ending date of the visa length, include at least two blank pages and have been issued within the previous ten years
  • Police Clearance Certificate (Criminal record)
  • Medical Certificate
  • Travel insurance
  • Admission letter by AAS
  • A confirmation document by AAS that you are a college’s student
  • Document by the Ministry of Education that the AAS College holds a valid license and is registered in the relevant records
  • English language Certificate
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover living expenses and AAS tuition fees in Greece
  • Visa fee
 

 

You should also have in mind the following:

  • Original documents and passports submitted must be accompanied along with a copy.
  • All documents submitted must be in English or Greek
  • You may be asked for additional documents and will be called to a personal interview at the Embassy or Consulate Office (the requirements of Greek Embassies or Consulate Offices aren’t the same from country to country)
  • The visa fee is not refunded if the visa is refused
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