The UAE Ministry of Education is the federal authority of developing policies related to higher education in the public and private sector. It licenses higher education institutions, regulates and funds the establishment of federal public educational institutions. The local emirates can also set up public educational institutions that they fund through their local emirate governments in coordination with the Ministry of Education. Find out more information about
Established in 2014, 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. QAD operates under the rules and regulations of KHDA while its awarding body functions are regulated by the NQA and VETAC.
In Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) is authorized to regulate TVET within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The UAE has prioritized the development of vocational skills to respond to the technological changes and prepare skilled human resources for the market. At the federal level, Vocational Education and Training Awards Council (VETAC) is the regulatory body for VET at the federal level and it works under the auspices of National Qualifications Authority.
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