Teacher Competence is a national requirement for all teachers and all schools in the UAE.
The specific requirements for teachers and schools in Dubai are set by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), and comprise of a number of different components — Teacher Competence, Compulsory PLD and Mandatory Leadership Qualifications.
Teacher Competence ‑ all teachers must hold a UAE Competence to Teach
Compulsory PLD Areas — all school employees (including school medical staff, classroom assistants, teachers and school leaders) must be undertake and be certified in six compulsory professional development areas
Mandatory Leadership Qualifications ‑ all head teachers and school principals must hold a KHDA-approved leadership qualification
TELLAL’s Teacher Competence Preparation Programmes aim to support schools as they ready their workforce for teacher competence, and prepare teachers and other school staff to meet the competence requirements and pass the assessments.
By playing a pivotal role in the rollout of teacher competence, we are contributing to raising the standards of education in line with the UAE’s national agenda.