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 Introducing NQA

Introducing NQA

The establishment of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) is a key initiative to cope with the dramatic changes UAE is witnessing at all levels, including changes within the economic and education and training sectors. UAE always considered as the best placed to initiate appropriate strategies that can achieve its vision of socio-economic development, coincide with the emerging needs for the technology-based economy, and be in a better position to move towards the knowledge-based economy that the world has been going through since the 1990’s of the last century. These changes, further, have necessitated re-addressing the roles played by the education and training bodies and stimulated the development of huma​n capital skills.

Mandate of NQA:

1.     Design plans and policies, and develop a comprehensive and unified national strategy for qualifications.

2.     Establish and continuously maintain standards and regulations for qualifications of higher education, general education and technical, vocational and professional education and training to keep pace with scientific and technological progress, and to meet the requirements of economic and social development.

3.     Develop policies and procedures for qualifications of higher education, general education and vocational, technical and professional education and training so as to obtain national and international accreditation (recognition).

4.     Develop and maintain systems, processes and procedures to assess learning outcomes that serve as the basis for awarding qualifications.

5.     Issue equivalencies for higher education, general education and vocational, technical, and professional education and training qualifications

6.     Assess and accredit higher education, general education and vocational, technical, and professional education and training providers.

7.     Develop policies and procedures for access, transfer and progression of individuals within higher education, general education and vocational, technical, and professional education and training streams inside and outside the country.

8.     Advise individuals and entities to promote the concept of lifelong learning.

9.     Establish and maintain systems, processes and procedures to ensure that the National Qualifications Frameworks is the national frame of reference for qualifications in the country.

10. Analyse and provide qualifications-relevant data, and submit proposals to relevant entities, to improve the quality of higher

11. Establish specialised committees to develop national occupational (skills) standards for all jobs in compliance with the National Qualifications Framework levels.

12. Develop and maintain an integrated system to license assessors of vocational, technical and professional education and training qualifications.

13. Support the efforts of all entities responsible for assessing and regulating workforce quality.

14. Establish and maintain a national database for all education and training providers in the country, to include learners, accredited (recognised) national qualifications and national occupational (skills) standards.

15. Conduct studies and periodic evaluations, so as to improve the overall performance of the national qualifications system.

16. Any other functions or tasks assigned by the cabinet.

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