Education is at the core of a country’s growth and success. The UK is a world class provider of all forms of education with a long history of partnership in the UAE. But education isn’t just something for school and college, to fully realise the potential of our people we need to continue to invest in learning and development. That is why, for the first time, we have brought together different providers from the UK in the training and skills sector to showcase their expertise in one place. This will provide organisations in the UAE with the opportunity to meet with a variety of world class providers and look at different offerings at a single venue.
2013 has been labelled the year of Emiratisation. The UK has the expertise to provide programmes that will deliver the necessary skills to meet the needs of the local labour market. Training from the UK is business focused and can be developed in partnership with
employers to meet sector skills needs. The UK is also able to offer experience in accrediting work based learning and can provide a wide range of industry or sector accredited training which provides trainees with courses that are internationally recognised. During the State Visit of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to the UK earlier this year, an MOU was signed on agreeing a qualifications framework between the UK and UAE, this shows further recognition of the UK’s
education and skills capability.
Manchester Business School
Manchester Business School Middle East Centre works closely with UKTI in the United Arab Emirates and plays an active role in supporting and presenting the best of UK higher education in the UAE and surrounding GCC region. Through our work at the Middle
East Centre in Dubai, MBS supports a large and growing community of 1,500 part time MBA students who benefit from the distinctive MBS approach of learning by doing. MBS delivers MBA programmes through blended learning with a strong emphasis on face to face contact with peers and faculty, which is so important in the learning process. In addition, MBS is increasingly working with companies in the region to help them develop the skills necessary to deliver strategy - MBS is already working with some of the region’s leading companies providing tailored executive education programmes for senior management teams, led by MBS top faculty. Regardless of whether it is an individual student, a management team or a broader company programme to develop and manage talent, all benefit from the practical approach to learning that quickly converts learning into practical skills for successful management. As a leading global business school, we are delighted to be supporting this UK Skills Expo which will be an outstanding showcase of the UK’s cutting edge expertise in a vital area.
Director - Middle East.
UK Trade & Investment
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government department that helps UK companies succeed in international markets and encourages overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK. Based at the British Embassy, UKTI in the UAE supports British organisations, both those based in the UK and in the UAE, to do business here and build winning relationships. We also work with local organisations to look to the UK as their global partner of choice. UK and UAE share valuable and long standing links in the education and training sector and we are keen to enhance these. Please contact the UAE Lead Advisor for Education & Training, based at the British Embassy in Dubai to see how best we can help you.
British Embassy Dubai
PO Box 65
Contact: Sunita Mirchandani
Trade & Investment Advisor
UAE Lead for Education & Training & ICT
Mob: +971 (0)4 309 4239
Established in 1989 and has evolved into one of the world’s leading edge international test publishers and business consultancies. It now operates in around 40 countries around the globe in the occupational, educational and sports and health markets. Its core business remains the occupational sector where it develops high quality psychometric tests in conjunction with leading universities and organisations in the Public, Private and Third Sector. This approach ensures not only a reliable and valid psychometric tool but also one that is directly relevant to the relevant market, allowing quantitative diagnostic data to be gathered to inform policy and decision making. Clients in the UAE and the Gulf include Kuwait Petroleum, HCT, Jumeirah Group, ADWEA, Abu Dhabi Ports Authority, AD Ministry of the Interior, and Al Ain Hospital.
46, Block 9
Contact: Amanda Kelleher
Mob: +971 (0)50 565 1623
A1V1 And Info Security
A training and vocational qualification organisation which specialises in entrepreneurship and technology projects. The company was created, by an ex-university lecturer, in 2001 to fill the gap between academic knowledge and business skills. Our aim is to deliver flexible work based training and vocational qualification relevant to an entrepreneur or a member of staff. We also integrate business English and other evolving needs in our training projects. We have developed strong professional relationships with universities, colleges, private
institutes, specialist institutes, consortium, awarding bodies and most importantly prestigious and satisfied clients. We follow innovative training project models to fit in a society, business sector and industry’s learning & development projects. We also specialise in project trouble shooting services.
42-A, Burlington Gardens
Contact: Naeem Chowhdary
Mob: +44 783 305 3448
Mob: +971 (0)56 724 5608
One of the world’s largest education and cultural relations organisations and is a leader in the field of English language teaching and training. We work in 110 countries and territories around the world and have been in the UAE since 1967. We connect people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK, and build lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. We administer internationally recognized qualifications and deliver general and workplace English to members of the public and private/public sector clients and offer consultancy to assess the English ability and skills of employees and design programmes to enhance the English capacity of the workforce. These programmes may include workplace English, soft skills and tailored courses for specific sectors or exam preparation.
PO Box 1636
Contact: Mark Elliott
Assistant Teaching Centre Manager
Mob: +971 (0)56 174 0311
Tel: +971 (0)4 131 5527
Business English UK
A national association formed by a group of leading training centres specialising in English and communication training for business and professional people worldwide. Our members have a wealth of experience in providing tailor-made language courses for all industries and professions. Our expertise is in the training of language skills, communication skills and cross-cultural skills. All members are accredited by the UK government and committed to the highest professional training standards.
Contact: Sarah Wang
Tel: +44 20 7608 7960
219 St John Street
Cambridge English Language Assessment
Provides the world’s leading range of qualifications, and English language education services, for learners, teachers and administrators. Each year our examinations are taken by over four million people in more than 130 countries. Part of the Cambridge
Assessment Group, we are a non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge
and a not-for-profit organisation. Our expertise, gathered over 100 years of language learning and assessment, has led us to build strong relationships with other organisations, and by working with other experts and education professionals, we combine our strengths to offer learners enhanced quality, choice and opportunity. We are supported by a permanent staff of around 500, based both in our head office in the UK and our offices in 19 countries around the world and employ more than 25,000 consultants worldwide who work in the areas of examining, training and quality assurance.
1 Hills Road
Contact: Zara Shahid Khan
Marketing Manager, UAE
Tel: +971 (0)4 294 9989
Founded in 1919, is the world’s leading & largest professional body of Management
accountants, with members & students operating in 173 countries. CIMA provides an internationally recognised accountancy qualification, which is unique in its focus on accounting for business. We are a world leader in vocational education. We operate in over 80 countries and have over 130 years of experience in designing qualifications and providing learners with real-life, practical skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace. We work with governments to develop skills solutions and embed our qualifications into the national education system and curriculum. Our qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world as the benchmark for excellence and help to create a mobile and flexible workforce suitably qualified to succeed even in today’s challenging economic climate.
CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
804, 08 Floor
Liberty House, DIFC
PO Box 506527
Contact: Geetu Ahuja
Head of GCC, CIMA Middle East
Tel: +971 (0)4 434 7370
City & Guilds
A world leader in vocational education. We operate in over 80 countries and have over 130 years of experience in designing qualifications and providing learners with real-life, practical skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace. We work with governments to develop skills solutions and embed our qualifications into the national education system and curriculum. Our qualifications are widely accepted by employers around the world as the benchmark for excellence and help to create a mobile and flexible workforce suitably qualified to succeed even in today’s challenging economic climate. Over the last 20 years alone, more than 20 million learners received a City & Guilds certificate from over 10,000 approved training organisations around the world.
Contact: Tony Degazon
Mob: +971 (0)56 695 5914
Tel: +971 (0)4 437 7580
City & Guilds
F05 Block 12
PO Box 501719
Creative Concepts HR Solutions Ltd
An international provider of Training and Development Interventions, Coaching and Human Resources Consultancy. We work with organisations who wish to develop their people strategies in order to achieve more targeted and successful outcomes, creating and sustaining a high performance business. By working in partnership with the CMI (Chartered Management Institute), we provide professional qualifications in management and leadership, allowing individuals to ultimately achieve the status of Chartered Manager. The CMI is the only Chartered body for management and leadership qualifications in the UK. In addition we offer a range of bespoke training programmes, positive “Can Do” coaching for managers and executives and a full range of Human Resources consultancy.
Contact: Lynn Marie
Tel: + 44 797 398 2664
2 Vaughan Close
A leading global communications network founded in 1981 to deliver data-driven strategies for Public Relations, Government Affairs, Investor Relations and Event Management. We have been operating in the Middle East for almost 30 years and have offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Istanbul; we also have strong affiliate offices in KSA, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Syria, Bahrain. In addition to our core strategic communications offering, Grayling Middle East also offers a dedicated media skills and crisis training practice. Our bespoke training programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients and are designed to be as practical and real-to-life as possible. Our UAE based instructors have successfully delivered media training sessions for clients across public and private sectors.
337 Building 10
Dubai Media City
PO Box 24554
Contact: Seth Hand
Mob: +971 (0)50 557 3019
Heriot Watt University
With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry. Here in Dubai, we have grown to become the largest branch campus in the UAE with more than 40 UG and PG programmes and our own purpose-built campus. We work very closely with the local industry and government and often offer training programmes for organizations that aspire to become leaders in their field. We have a long list of courses that we can offer as part of corporate training packages, many of which are accredited by the relevant UK professional institutions such as the RICS, ICE, IoE, IMechE, etc. We also offer bespoke programmes following thorough and comprehensive analysis of organizational needs.
Heriot Watt University
Dubai International Academic City
PO Box 294345
Contact: Amar Kaka - Deputy Principal, Exec.
Dean & Head of the Dubai Campus
Tel: +971 (0)4 361 6999
An educational and employability provider with its head office in the UK. We work with clients throughout Northern Europe and the Gulf Region. Delivering upon significant Government contracts by partnering to meet social and policy objectives, Involved Learning operates in delivering innovative education, training and employability solutions to achieve specific, measurable results. Our suite of training programmes include employability and employment advice, interview skills, in-work support, literacy and numeracy, motivational workshops,
train-the-trainer programmes, vocational learning, accredited training, executive coaching, organisational development, leadership & management development and human capital development. Alongside this we offer the ability to work with organisations to develop and deliver their own in-house programmes. Involved Learning is looking to further expand their presence within the middle-eastern region.
The Knowledge Centre
Wyboston Lakes, Wyboston
Contact: Thomas Spencer-Bancroft
Business Development Director
Tel: +44 0 1480 471068
Fax: +971 (0)2 622 1179
Manchester Business School (MBS)
UK’s largest campus-based business and management school. Part of the University of Manchester, MBS is a research driven business school with a global reputation and is consistently ranked amongst the world’s top schools. The MBS Middle East Centre at Dubai Knowledge Village, United Arab Emirates, is one of seven international centres of Manchester Business School and supports more than 1,500 part time MBA students representing 85 nationalities residing in the Middle East region. The MBA students are working professionals with leading multinationals companies in the region. MBS has over 50 years’ experience of working in partnership with our clients to develop unique executive education that inspire leaders, change cultures and transform organisations. MBS is also working with some of the region’s leading companies providing tailored executive education programmes for senior management teams, led by MBS top faculty.
Manchester Business School
Block 2B, Office F116
Dubai Knowledge Village
Contact: Saad El Hajj
Head Corporate Relations
Tel: +971 (0)4 446 8664
The world’s leading learning company with a portfolio that provides innovative textbooks, online testing, software solutions and integrated services. We create interactive online learning that supports every learner, regardless of their age or ability because it is never too late to start learning – or start enjoying it. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn: whatever their age, wherever they are, in whatever fashion they choose. Our textbooks, courses and resources are available in print, online and through multi-lingual packages distributed to teachers and students all over the world. We provide education and assessment services in more than 70 countries. Every day all over the world our products and services help learning flourish, and wherever learning flourishes, so do people.
Office 306, Arjaan Tower
Dubai Media City
PO Box 500598
Contact: Mark Andrews
Tel: +971 (0)4 446 8664
Has been helping organisations and individuals in more than 100 countries to reach their goals and inspire them to achieve exceptional performance. We are proud of our history, which spans 45 years, and the milestones we have reached. RogenSi operates out of 13 centres in 10 countries across four continents and works with more than 20,000 people from a wide range of sectors. Our exceptional performance formula evolved on the back of our global research and assessment. In 2013, we became a full-service training and consultancy firm specialising in applied leadership and sales execution. We continuously learn from our clients and create and disseminate meaningful insights.
Block 4, Office F12
PO Box 500692
Contact: Kelly Hanrahan
Mob: +971 (0)50 652 3142
Tel: +971 (0)4 364 4581
Sir John Cass Business School
Part of City University London, is one of the world’s leading business schools located in the City of London – London’s financial centre. Cass’s Dubai Centre was established in May 2007 and is a regional centre of educational excellence for the Middle East and North Africa. Cass launched a Dubai-based Executive MBA programme in 2007 which has been growing in popularity ever since. Cass EMBA in Dubai is tailored to the agendas of the region’s managers and business leaders. The Centre also runs City University London’s MSc programmes in Aviation. In addition, it offers customised executive education courses, business and consulting service.
Cass Business School
City University London
Gate Village, Building 2, Level 3
Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 482070
Contact: Ehsan Razavizadeh
MENA, Head of Dubai Centre
Mob: +971 (0)4 401 9318
A unique and diversified events company. We provide the following training services: Logistics, Traffic Management, SIA security, Event Stewarding, Hospitality and Customer Service qualifications. Our training department has experiences in the British Army and the West Midlands Police Forces where they trained candidates up to the highest standards. Currently, StadiumTM provides these services at well known UK football clubs including;
Liverpool FC, Derby FC, Burnley FC and Blackburn Rovers. StadiumTM also provided successful stewarding, security and traffic management services at the non-competition venues during the London 2012 Olympics. We pride ourselves in ensuring that all of our staff have a minimum of Customer Service NVQ level 2 and Spectator Safety NVQ level 2 training qualifications. Our mission is to train candidates globally in a variety of skills to the UK national standards which are recognised worldwide.
Coventry University Techno Centre
Puma Way, Coventry, Warwickshire
Contact: David McAtamney
Tel: +44 777 199 1648
Strathclyde Business School
The leading business school in Scotland for executive education, providing customised programmes to companies from FTSE 100 powerhouses to awardwinning start-ups. Working closely with our clients and drawing upon academic resources from across the UK’s reigning Times Higher Education University of the Year and largest institute of postgraduate education, the executive education team at the Centre for Corporate Connections helps organisations and individuals to build capability. Strathclyde regularly provides research, consultation, advice and structured programmes to top management teams in both the public and private sectors, including HM Treasury, Scottish Government, PwC, European Commission, OECD, US Transport Security Agency, Diageo, BAE Systems, Babcock International Group, SSE, ScottishPower, Bombardier, First ScotRail, EDF, Thales, and Weir
Group. Strathclyde Business School has been in the UAE for 18 years and has campuses in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With quadruple accredited programmes (3x international plus Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research) and a well-established regional presence, Strathclyde is uniquely positioned to align learning with organisational development strategy and provide our UAE corporate connections with impactful on- or off-site programmes.
Strathclyde Business School UAE
177 Cathedral Street
Contact: Deborah Blinder
UAE Public Relations Manager
Mob: +971 (0)50 661 7519
University of Bolton
RAK campus commenced academic operations in 2008 in Ras Al Khaimah and offers programmes in a multitude of disciplines. The campus is home to over 350 students representing 30 nationalities with the majority of students being from South East Asia,
West Africa & the Middle East itself. The university has introduced several new courses as part of its Executive Education provision which cater to the training needs of many companies based across the UAE. The executive education offering covers areas such as Leadership, Management & Supervision, Managing Finance, Business Processes, Re-engineering, Health Care Management & Logistics apart from certificate programmes in Health & Safety, Managing Safely. The intent is deliver quality, flexible courses that can fit
around work and other commitments for both individuals and organizations aiming to provide continuous staff development to its personnel.
University of Bolton RAK Campus
c/o Western International College (WINC) FZE,
P.O. Box 16038
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Opp RAK Mens College (HCT–RAK)
Al Hudaibaa Road Burairaat
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Contact: Dr. Zubair Hanslot
Provost - External Relations
Tel: +971 (0)7 221 1221
University of Bradford
A traditional British University established by the Royal Charter in 1966. The University’s campus in the UK offers over 140 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate courses in Computing, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Management, Social and International Studies. In terms of regional presence, we recently opened our first Regional Office in Dubai Knowledge Village that offers admission assistance to students and also supports delivery of the Executive MBA and MSc International Health Management and serves as a hub for all of the University’s recruitment activities in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. There are additional plans to expand a portfolio of courses delivered locally by bringing MSc Nursing Studies, BSc Nursing and BSc Midwifery to UAE by September 2014.
University of Bradford
University of Bradford Regional Office
Block 13, G39
Contact: Mrs Ruth Girdham
Head of Division of Nursing
Tel: +44 1274 236349