About PDEC

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.

Our partners

We partner with a number of global organizations to bring you globally -recognized and industry – relevant courses.

The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971 50 701 2843 and +971 4 279 1400

Email: [email protected]