The one-year Banking Certificate in Banking is designed to give students a background in the technical and service skills required in today’s banking environment. To be competitive, banks require employees with good problem-solving abilities, who can work in a team and adapt to changing environments.

The Banking Certificate program is designed to give students real-world skills by providing hands-on laboratory activities to apply real-world banking principles. Graduates from the one-year Banking Certificate will be prepared to enter an entry level position in Qatar’s growing banking sector. Students looking to progress in the Banking sector are encouraged to complete and extra year of student to achieve a Banking Diploma.



Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a general understanding of the fundamental business principles and practices essential to efficient and effective job performance in a banking work environment at an entry level.
  2. Apply foundation knowledge and skills in various key areas of banking, particularly in the areas of retail banking, customer service and relationship building.
  3. Utilize essential knowledge and competencies for employment at the entry level in the Qatar banking sector.
  4. Demonstrate application of the Conference Board of Canada employability skills.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program may obtain employment with a bank and occupy and entry-level position in a variety of areas such as retail banking and back office operations. The following job titles represent examples of the positions graduates may be assigned to, depending on the bank’s recruitment needs at the time:

  • Tellers
  • Cashiers
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Customer Service Agents
  • Branch and back office clerical staff

The actual job title may vary depending on the bank’s organizational chart.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining CNA-Q's School of Business Studies! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

School of Business Studies

+974 4495 2624

Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)

    Minimum 60%

    Three additional courses at the Grade 12 level
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 4.5 with no individual skill band below 4.0 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.