01. What is Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET) role in TVET sector?
ACTVET is the Awarding Body of National Qualifications in Abu Dhabi . ACTVET team conducts external verification visits on all registered training providers to ensure the qualification delivery is up to the right NQC standards.
02. What is a National Qualifications?
A national qualification is a qualification issued by a Registered training provider RTP that is recognized within the QFEmirates and has been approved by the requisite accreditation/awarding body, confirming that an individual has achieved the specified learning outcomes; as aligned to the QFEmirates.
National Qualifications are made up of relevant national occupational standards (developed by industry and endorsed by VETAC) which represent the benchmark for competency required in a given occupation within an industry sector.
03. Can the learner submit a request to replace a National Qualification certificate?
Yes, this can be done by contacting the Recognized Training Provider (RTP) where the learner completed the National Qualification.
04. If the details are incorrect on a National Qualification certificate, what can be done to resolve this matter?
Contact the RTP that the National Qualification certificate was issued from. In turn, a request to the awarding body will be made by the RTP in order to correct the details.
This request must include the original certificate as well as the amendments needed, supported by a copy of the holders Emirates ID.
05. If a learner is not happy with their assessment, can he/she appeal?
The leaner can appeal against an assessment decision if he/she is not happy with the assessment decision. This appeal must be according to the Appeal Procedures within 30 days from the initial assessment decision.
Appeal policies and procedures are available at RTPs and these should be made clear to students at orientation day.
06. Can I use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for my qualification?
As per the NQC and Awarding Body policies, it is acceptable to use Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against the requirements of National Qualifications.
RPL assesses this learning against the requirements of a qualification or award, in respect of both entry requirements and outcomes to be achieved. By removing the need for duplication of learning, RPL encourages an individual to continue upgrading their skills and knowledge through structured education and training towards formal qualifications and improved employment outcomes. Currency of evidence is typically up to five (5) years; however, it may vary due to the field of study.
07. How can I enroll in any of the NQC qualifications?
NQC qualifications are open to all learners as long as they satisfy the entry requirements of the qualification they are enrolling on.
Learners can register to any National Qualification through a valid Registered Training Provider (RTP). List of RTPs can be obtained from the Awarding Body or NQC.
08. Can I enroll on any endorsed National Qualification being delivered at any Registered Training Provider (RTP)?
Each RTP has its own approved list of qualifications. Learners can approach registered training providers to enrol on any specific qualification from the approved list.
09. How long does it take to complete a qualification?
Each qualification has multiple features, which affect the duration of the delivery i.e. level of the qualification, number of units, credit value and commitment of the learner. A qualification can take two months at Certificate level 2 and up to two years at Diploma level.
10. What happens if the RTP I am enrolled at closes?
The RTP must secure funds or a bond to cover the costs of compensating and/or transferring learners to other RTPs should registration be cancelled or the RTP, for whatever reason, ceases to operate.
The RTP must submit a deregistration request from the Awarding Body for all enrolled candidates and provide them with a transcript of completed units.
11. Can I change the RTP that I am studying at?
Yes, if a learner has achieved competency for units at their current RTP, then they will be provided with a transcript of their learning to support their transfer and to continue with their studies at another RTP.
If the learner did not achieve competency for any of the units, he/she can withdraw from their current RTP and register at another RTP.
12. Is NQC Certificate Level 4 Qualification equivalent to a High School Certificate?
NQC Certificate Level 4 Qualifications are not equivalent to a High School Certificates as they are from different streams, i.e. the Vocational Stream, and the General Education Stream.
13. How can an RTP change the geographic location?
Contact the relevant Awarding Body providing a new location map with GPS coordinates and arrange a site visit for approval of the RTP at the new location and arrange to amend any other details relating to your profile with the Awarding Body.