Qatar Skills Academy – Higher Education Pathways

Academic Progression


Studying at Qatar Skills Academy and enrolling in our BTEC programmes opens the door toward gaining a degree qualification across the world. Qatar Skills Academy has linkages with Universities across the globe which accept our students. In addition, we may aid and recommend your application upon successful completion with high performance of our courses.

Pearson’s BTEC qualifications have achieved great prominence across many countries and today are recognized by leading universities, professional bodies, and employers worldwide. Unlike other Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes that limit entrance only to the affiliated university, students who attain the Pearson BTEC HND can apply to any university of their choice from over 1000s of universities globally. Among the leading universities that recognize BTEC qualifications are :

  • California Institute of Technology
  • Curtin University, Hawaii Pacific University
  • London South Bank University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of California
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Darby
  • University of East London
  • University of Hong Kong
  • University of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Northumbria
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Toronto and University of Wolverhampton
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Salford University
  • Edinburgh Napier university

After completing Diploma in Business, HNC and/or HND, students have a pathway to do a degree at an overseas university of their choice. Qatar Skills Academy is affiliated with Middlesex University, and Northumbria University Newcastle, England. BTEC qualifications are accepted in over 90% of universities in the UK, as well as many other Universities in Asia and the Middle East. Please check on your requirements with your respective university as these requirements change from time to time.

Through Pearson BTEC's wide-ranging and well-regarded vocational subjects, students can now choose from a range of specialised areas linked with career interests. BTEC programmes are developed in close consultation with key industries and many graduates progress directly to the workforce. BTEC HNDs are an ideal choice for learners seeking a cost-effective pathway to higher education coupled with international recognition. As entry requirements from Universities are always subject to change, we would recommend checking with the respective university you intend on joining or speaking to our academic adviser for more information.