About Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)


Qualifications and Awards in Dubai (QAD) is the arm of KHDA responsible for regulating the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, and to quality assure TVET qualifications in Dubai. Established in 2014, it is the sole awarding body in Dubai, as authorized by the UAE National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and Vocational Education and Training Awards Council (VETAC). QAD operates under the rules and regulations of KHDA while its awarding body functions are regulated by the NQA and VETAC. Pioneering the development of TVET in the region, QAD aims to provide excellence in technical and vocational qualifications to support economic and social development in Dubai. QAD ensures learners have access to relevant TVET qualifications which are developed by industry for industry.

One of Dubai’s strengths has always been its position at the heart of the Middle East region. This means that a skilled and flexible workforce is seen as an important driver of growth and progress. Opportunities for technical and vocational education and training are expanding all the time.

With more than 800 approved training institutes offering a broad range of courses – from foreign languages and computer training to engineering, banking and finance – Dubai is an important regional destination for professional development. KHDA aims to support the delivery of high quality technical and vocational education and training, thus meeting the needs of residents and employers in Dubai.

Training institutes that already have Educational Services Permits from KHDA can access our e-Services page for renewal and amendments to their permits.

 Below links to go to related information side
Know Your Awarding Body in Dubai (Qualifications and Awards in Dubai)
PDFKnow about National Qualifications Framework (QFEmirates) of UAE
PDFWhat are Accredited TVET Qualifications
PDFOffering Accredited TVET Qualifications in Dubai
PDFOffering Quality Assured Training Programmes in Dubai
PDFKnow How QAD ensures the Quality of Qualifications

 Application Forms
Application for Initial Approval as TVET Provider
Application for TVET Qualification Approval
Application for Final TVET Approval
Application for Educational Services Permit for TVET Provider
WordApplication for Recognition of Qualifications

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