16 June 2020

Abu Dhabi School of Government extends reach with Professional Certification Program

  •  ADSG expands its “Digital Learning for All” initiative of free courses with international certifications 
  • Successful candidates from across the UAE can obtain certifications in accounting, finance, audit, and project management
  • The program is offered virtually in line with remote learning 

Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) has further enhanced its Digital Learning Challenge offering for residents of the UAE today with the launch of its Professional Certification Program (PCP). The program is the result of an extensive partnership with the Knowledge Group, the regional leader in training and development solutions for public and private organizations.

The program builds on the success of ADSG’s “Digital Learning for All” initiative, announced in early May 2020, to benefit learners across the UAE. The program is part of the “Abu Dhabi Inspires” campaign, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office. The campaign aims to promote agile thinking in government and in the community, supporting innovation and the development of ideas that can create a positive impact.

The PCP will focus on four specific areas for professional certifications: accounting, finance, audit, and project management. The program will be offered virtually through distanced learning and will include various courses and examinations. 

Final certifications available include the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Diploma in Accounting and Business, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Diploma in Management Accounting, or allows learners to gain their qualifications as an Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Internal Audit Practitioner. A full list of courses and certificates is available on the registration site at https://adsg-pcp.questionpro.ae/.

“It is vital that we continue to invest in new learning opportunities during these times, and we are excited to expand our Digital Learning Challenge to offer even more learning sessions to a core sector of the UAE workforce. We’re delighted to be working with the Knowledge Group again and hope to see at least 1,000 people benefitting from these programs.”

Her Excellency Alia Abdulla Al Mazrouei, Acting Director General of Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG)

The training will be free and will focus on online learning through Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) or live online classroom learning, requiring anywhere from one week to 60 days of study. VILT online classes are led by expert certified trainers who deliver engaging learning solutions and activities. Participants will interact with the instructors and each other in ways that encourage learning.

Learners will need to be available for face-to-face virtual classes and make time to complete individual and group assignments to fulfill the assessment strategy for each program separately.

Dr Ahmad Badr, CEO of the Knowledge Group, said: “These new certification programs will ensure that we are able to upskill even more people across the UAE in qualifications for finance, audit, project management and accounting, ensuring they have the recognized qualifications to take them further in essential sectors of the UAE economy. With the situation currently making it difficult to conduct training in person, the PCP allows us to offer complete training solutions online, empowering people to complete their courses quickly and alongside leading instructors. The PCP will be an essential tool at this time to help learners pick up the qualifications they need to progress in their careers, and we are very proud to have the support of the Abu Dhabi School of Government in this partnership.”

The program will be open to all UAE residents between the ages of 20 to 45 years old with a valid UAE residency. Participants will need to have certain English and Mathematics levels to be accepted.



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