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Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East is experiencing a skill shortage across industries and age groups with one of the highest youth unemployment rates globally. Investment into technical vocational education training (TVET) is a priority for both the public and the private sector to meet both local and international economic opportunities.

To address these issues, City & Guilds offers a wide portfolio of world class skills development solutions specifically developed with the employer, student and training provider in mind.

We are also helping on a national scale, by providing our expertise in education reform to six Middle Eastern governments.

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Our extensive offering within qualifications, accreditation, consultancy and credentialing provides the skills needed to help individuals and organisations to develop their talents and abilities for career progression.

Qualifications

Our qualifications are designed to meet the needs of our customers in the Middle East while maintaining an international standard. Our international qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world.

Our qualifications are available to learners ranging from new entrants to the job market, to experienced employees wishing to acquire new skills.

Explore the range of qualifications available in your region.

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Training recognition - Assured

We also offer recognition of existing in-house training. City & Guilds and ILM Assured provides our quality stamp against your in-house training, by assessing it against our quality standard.

Through gaining Assured status you will be able to upskill your teams, drive staff engagement and retention and gain a competitive advantage in the market place through your commitment.

The service adds value to any type of training, whatever the content, format or length because we recognise face-to-face, e-learning, assessed and non-assessed programmes. We also recognise training in local language.

Assured also include digital credentials, provided by digitalme. The most innovative and effective way to recognise and share an online portfolio of growing skills.

Assured is a valuable business improvement tool, showing you how to take your training from good to great.

Find out more information about our Assured service or contact us on email: assured@cityandguilds.com.

Consultancy

Our consultancy services will ensure that your training needs are covered from a-z. Our team of consultants have worked with organisations in every field from around the world and they bring with them the expertise to help your business harness the talent of its staff – both current and future.

Using our expertise in skills development, training, delivery and capacity building we will work with you and your teams to review your people plan and talent pipeline and develop a careers road map.

  1. Customised program
  2. Embedding government education policy in your business
  3. Review your current training provision, capacity, mapping and skills gap analysis
  4. Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies

Projects

We have extensive global experience in providing solutions to assist clients in terms of technical advice. This includes working with industry and governments to provide solutions in addressing national skills strategies or specialised industry needs. What's more, if you are looking for a tailored solution such as additional qualifications or accrediting your own training, we can support with this as well.


Why work with City & Guilds?

  • We offer qualifications that meet a global standard
  • We set up our qualifications portfolio to match local needs
  • We have 140 years of global and 30 years of local experience in vocational education
  • We provide an online support and resource tool portal, smartscreen, which allows training Centres to access qualification-specific lesson plans, handouts, videos, exercises and presentations
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Our case studies

We are proud of our inspiring case studies from the Middle East and North Africa region.

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Our regional history

For over 3 decades, City & Guilds has been offering our qualifications throughout the Middle East through businesses and Centres.

In 2008, City & Guilds opened its first office based in the learning hub of Dubai knowledge village. Our dedicated regional staff, supported by our UK office, work Sunday to Thursday during standard working hours in the region.

Today we have expanded into 15 countries, covering more than 13 industry sectors.

  • Afghanistan
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE 
  • Iran 
  • Turkey 
  • Lebanon 
  • Azerbaijan
  • Palestine
  • Russia
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Learn more about our work in other regions

  • Africa – including Botswana, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • ASEAN and Greater China – including Brunei Darussalam, Burma, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
  • Caribbean and the Americas – including Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands.
  • India
  • Pacific – including Australia, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea.
  • South Asia – including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Our office in the region

UAE

Dubai Knowledge Village
Office F5, Block 12 
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

T: +971 (0) 4 437 7580
F: +971 (0) 4 437 7579 
E: gulf@cityandguilds.com

Build your talent from within through your in-house programmes and our quality standard

Find out more information about our Assured recognition service >

 

Our sister company ILM has a wide range of internationally recognised qualifications and programmes. Visit the ILM website for more information.

 

Our people and technology are driving the adoption of digital credentials, to close the gap between the skills employers need and the skills they can see. Visit the digitalme website for more information.

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