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The Continuing Education Centre (CEC) at Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) was established in 2014 with the aim of providing customized learning and development services that would effectively address the professional development needs of educational leaders, teachers, educators and professionals across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As a premier provider of learning and development services, the CEC-ECAE is deeply committed to delivering exceptional learning experiences that cater to the diverse needs of learners and stakeholders within the vocational education and training sector. The center's unwavering dedication to providing high-quality learning and development services is a testament to its commitment to excellence and steadfast pursuit of professional development for educators and professionals alike.

Licensing and Accreditation

National Qualifications Centre (NQC)

The CEC-ECAE is an Accredited Training Provider by the NQC (License No. AD011500094). The NQC ensures the quality of national occupational standards and vocational qualifications align with the economic sectors and labor market demands. It develops policies, standards, and frameworks for the country's Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, based on international best practices.

The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET)

The CEC-ECAE is an ACTVET Licensed Training Provider; License No. 0635/2014.The Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) oversees a number of entities that provide accredited educational and vocational training programmes, in line with the best international standards, to prepare students for the labour market.


The CEC-ECAE is recognized as an approved NCFE Training Centre (Centre No. 03570000), authorized to offer international qualifications crafted by NCFE. NCFE, a prestigious Awarding Body endorsed by qualification regulators in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is committed to innovation in education, providing diverse qualifications recognized globally. These qualifications aim to support the educational and professional advancement of learners worldwide, aiding in the achievement of their personal and career aspirations. As an approved centre, the CEC-ECAE delivers these globally recognized qualifications, specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of our international learners and facilitate their success in the competitive global marketplace.


The CEC-ECAE is an approved ILM Training Centre; No. 822071. ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, management and coaching qualifications, and a City & Guilds Group Business. ILM offers a specialist suite of qualifications awarded by The City and Guilds of London Institute. The CEC-ECAE is approved to deliver Level 3 and Level 5 Certificates in Leadership & Management across the UAE to support development in leadership competencies and job readiness for senior management roles.


The CEC-ECAE is distinguished as the second officially approved FABLAB in the UAE and the sole FABLAB in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, a milestone achieved in 2021. The CEC-ECAE stands as an emblem of excellence in the realm of digital fabrication; and as an approved centre, it offers the Fab Academy Diploma, accentuating our dedication to advancing education in modern digital fabrication and design technologies. This prestigious diploma, which is awarded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Bits and Atoms Center, encompasses a comprehensive curriculum that spans computer-aided design, 3D printing, electronics design, and computer-controlled machining, affirming commitment to preparing learners for global success in digital.

Pearson BTEC

The CEC-ECAE is an approved Pearson BTEC Training Centre; No. 94374. BTEC qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering globally recognized and benchmarked vocational qualifications. The CEC-ECAE is approved to deliver International Level 3 Certificate in Business which provides an overview of the business sector through applied learning, contextualized to the UAE business market.

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