First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Business


The First Diploma (Certificate 3) in business is a foundation diploma which provides learners with basic knowledge in business. This is a vocational qualification, ideal for learners aged 16 years and above who do not currently meet the entry criteria for our National/ Extended Diploma.

Why enrol on this programme?

Learners will be introduced to the basic principles of business using case studies and project work based on real world business scenarios. Emirates Aviation University (EAU) incorporates industry visits and field trips to provide a vocational context with an overall emphasis on practical knowledge and personalized learning.


The First Diploma (Certificate 3) in Business is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE.


One semester.

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.

Course outline

You will study six modules over one semester, in preparation for continued study on the National/Extended Diploma programmes.

Business Purposes
Business Organisations
Financial Forecasting for Business
People in Organisations
Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication in Business Contexts
Working in Business Teams

Entry requirements

On recommendation by the Admission Office/School for those who do not meet the admission requirements for the National/Extended Diploma, which is detailed below.

Grade 11 or equivalent, minimum cumulative average of 60%

British System IGCSE/GCSE/O-Level Five IGCSE/GCSE/O-level subjects at grade 'C' or above.

English Proficiency: Original scores for any of the following - TOEFL Paper Based (500); or TOEFL CBT (173); or TOEFL IBT (61); or IELTS (5); or PTE Academic (36) or sit the Emirates Aviation University's English Language Entry Test.

For any further information regarding specific qualifications, please contact the Admissions Office on +9714 6050122/174.


Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees
N/A AED 2,500 Per semester AED 24,900


How to Apply

For information on how to apply for a course at Emirates Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide.

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