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About PDEC

At PDEC we oversee TAQATI, Professional Development Courses and Certifications, IELTS and Proctoring and Examinations

About BUiD: Professional Development and Examination Centre

The Professional Development and Examinations Centre (PDEC) is part of The British University in Dubai and facilitates those who wish to pursue short term or continued development educational courses.

PDEC was established in 2006 when the University saw the growing demand in the market for individuals wishing to upgrade their qualifications, acquire professional certifications, and gain additional skills that may lie outside of their areas of core competencies. We have also forged partnerships with governmental and non-governmental agencies and organisations throughout the UAE and GCC for the provision of organisational training.  In a highly competitive job and business market PDEC offers industry-relevant and globally recognised courses that enable both students and employees not only to hold a certification but also to prove competencies in a practical way.

At PDEC we oversee TAQATI, Professional Development Courses and Certifications, IELTS and Proctoring and Examinations.

Doing a professional development course with PDEC

The British University in Dubai offers opportunities for formal education in the form of academic degrees from the undergraduate to doctoral level. Yet these are just part of our commitment to transforming our students into innovative, ethical and creative lifelong learners. For the past five years we have also provided opportunities for our learners to upgrade their skills and certify themselves through our portfolio of continued development courses in energy management, law and arbitration, engineering, risk & innovation, research, marketing, supply chain management, banking and finance, leadership and management.


  • Enhance your career – expand your skillset, or fill gaps in knowledge that can give you the advantage when it comes to job promotions
  • Test drive a new career path – gain perspective and insight before making a decision
  • Certification - short courses can provide you with practical experience as well as international IT certification from bodies like AEE, CISI, and ILM
  • Practical training to equip you with the ‘know how’ of the practical areas of your job
  • Qualified facilitators with industry experience
  • Offered at our technologically enabled campus, easily accessible from all areas of the UAE
  • Attend scheduled classes or allow us to customise training for companies to meet your exact requirements

Our partners

We partner with a number of global organisations to bring you globally-recognised and industry- relevant courses:




Professional Development Courses and Certifications

Energy Managment

Banking and Finance


Law and Arbitration



  • Reinforced Concrete Design as per ACI-318-14

Risk and Innovation


  • NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Leadership and Management

  • Executive Leadership and Management 
  • ILM Certifications

Supply Chain Management

  • Professional Certificate in SCM

IT and Computer Skills

  • ICDL Certifications


  • CIMA

Entrepreneurship and Investment

Threats Emerging from Digital Developments 



To register for this course, please complete the form (click here to download) and submit to [email protected]
Location & Contact
Dubai International Academic City
The British University in Dubai,
Block 10, 1st floor,
P O Box: 345015
Dubai, UAE
Professional Development & Examination Centre
Phone: +971 4 2791 474