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The EC Diploma

Experts at the Institute for the Future (IFTF) Workshop predict that 85% of the jobs in 2030 have yet to be invented. The World Economic Forum has also highlighted the importance of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, cognitive flexibility, and emotional intelligence for success in future occupations. At The English College, we have taken these insights to heart and developed a bespoke award, the ‘EC Diploma,’ that integrates these essential skills into our curriculum.

Our goal is to equip our students with a ‘future-proofed’ education that sets them apart in The World’s competitive landscape. The EC Diploma focuses on 16 domains that foster knowledge and skills, including leadership, bilingualism, public speaking, and charitable enterprise. By emphasising achievements beyond the classroom, we aim to cultivate students who make meaningful contributions to both the school community and the world after graduation.


The EC Diploma comprises three levels: EC Certificate, EC Diploma, and EC Diploma with Honours, which are awarded during the Year 13 Graduation. As members of the English College Sixth Form, participation in the EC Diploma program is a non-negotiable requirement, ensuring that our students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for the future.

By incorporating cutting-edge skills and a holistic approach to personal development, the EC Diploma program equips our students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Join us at The English College and embark on a journey of education and growth that will empower you to excel and leave a lasting impact on the world.

We are the only British school in the UAE that has developed such a dedicated, custom-made programme for its students. View the full information here.