FAQ

1. How long is the duration of GT programs?

There are two types of programs that we provide at GT, short programs ranging between 8 to 20 hours and other programs that are accredited and usually are for 60+ hours.

 

2. Can I pay the fees amount in installment?

For some programs, installments are available. Please get in touch with n.aldhaen@gtrust.org  for more specifics

 

3. When do GT programs start?

A training calendar is always available on our website. For more information, please visit the training calendar Section.

 

4. Who will be the facilitator for the GT programs?

GT has over 60 approved trainers/facilitators by the Ministry of Labour (Bahrain) to deliver programs in various specialties. GT ensures the selection of the best qualified/experienced facilitators/trainers for each program to be delivered.

 

5. Who issues the certificate?

For the short programs (non-accredited), learners will receive a certificate of attendance from GT. Those learners enrolling in the accredited programs will get their certification from the relevant awarding body through GT. 

 

6. GT qualifications are professional or academic?

All GT qualifications/programs are professional/vocational qualifications.

  

7. What are the pre-requisites required to study the CPHRC?

Year 12 high school certification is the minimum requirement for enrollment in the CPHRC Arabic.

For those wanting to enroll in the English CPHRC, ILETS 5 or TOFEL CBT (153 – 180)

If not available, then the learning can register to attend the English Admission Test at GT and must be successful in the process.

  

8. What does regulated by Ministry of Labour mean?

All GT programs and trainers are approved by the Ministry of Labour (Bahrain), where it oversees the appropriateness of the programs and Trainers at GT & also monitors the delivery.

  

9. I am interested in furthering my prospect to get a job. How can GT help me?

GT has various accredited qualifications in various specializations and that all recognized worldwide and therefore can potentially increase your prospects of securing a desired employment.

  

10. I am currently employed, how can GT help me fast pace and progress in my career?

Professional qualifications can increase your potential in progressing through your career and gaining promotions. Within your specialization, GT will have a qualification that will certify you as a qualified and competent professional. Along with this certification, the inputs provided will help enhance your strengths and bridge the gap in your skills set.

  

11. I have failed one of my assessments, What options are available to me?

GT always has a re-sit examination/assessment for its learners. GT will always provide support for those unsuccessful in the process with review sessions to increase their chances of successful completion

  

12. Which GT qualifications are supported by Tamkeen Professional Certification Scheme?

Currently, the Certified Professional in Human Resource and Compensation (CPHRC) program is approved under the TPCS.

  

13. Can GT help me apply to one of the TPCS programmes?

Yes, GT admission and registration personnel can assist learners applying their application forms with Tamkeen and guide the process until approval.

  

14. We are an organization in need of specific skills enhancement programmes for our employees, how can we benefit from GT offerings?

GT has more than 70 Courses approved by the Ministry of Labour (Bahrain) in various areas of specialization. Also, GT can specifically customize a training program for your specific training objectives that will increase your Return on Investment. 

   

15. We have a particular program in mind which GT does not offer currently, can GT include it in its offerings?

In such case, GT management will be pleased to meet with you to understand and explore.

What is the difference between vocational/professional qualifications and academic qualifications?

  •  The Benefits of Academic Qualifications

An academic program could be right for you, if you want a qualification that shows you’ve achieved a certain educational standard. Traditional academic qualifications you can get from school demonstrate a certain level of analytical and critical skill. These are important skills needed in most jobs.

  

  • The Benefits of Professional & Work -related Qualifications

For some jobs and professions you will need to demonstrate practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. Some employers value a practical professional vocational program that provides the specific skills needed for the job. You might prefer a professional qualification if you know what job you want and you enjoy learning practical skills. One of the benefits of professional and work-related programs is that you do not need academic qualifications to gain them and your previous and current work experience are the basis for entry. There is also the added advantage of continuing professional development associated with most professional programs. This provides a systemmatic program of continued learning, either on a formal or informal basis, so your skills are constantly being updated and refreshed.

   

The essential difference between professional and academic credentials is that professional credentials are ‘warrants of competence’ or ‘warrant of expertise’ whereas academic credentials are not. With professional designations, the certifying body is warranting that the certified worker (tradesperson or professional) has the essential knowledge and skills of a specified domain necessary for safe and appropriate practice of the trade or profession. With academic credentials, there is no such ‘warrant of competence,’ an academic credential means that someone has successfully completed a particular program of study not that one is competent to practice a trade or profession.

  

16. What is applied learning?

Applied learning approach emphasizes the relevance of what is being learned in the classroom to the ‘real world’. This focus on a ‘real life’ application requires a shift from a traditional focus on curriculum as learners focus on learning and applying the skills and knowledge they need to solve a problem or implement a project.

  

Applied learning involves learners and their trainers/facilitators in partnerships with organizations and individuals outside the training environment. With these partnerships, learners will be able to demonstrate the relevance of what they have learned.

  

With applied learning learners move out of the traditional style classroom to learn, thus helping them make a shift to become more independent and responsible for their own learning. Applied learning is learners centered with applied learning goals and outcomes negotiated with learners.

  

Applied learning is concerned with nurturing and working with a learner in a holistic manner, which takes into account their personal strengths, interests, goals, and previous experience. Working with a learner in a holistic manner takes into account differences in the learning styles of all of the learners.

  

17. What is accreditation and accredited programmes?

Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, authority, or credibility is presented.

Organizations that issue credentials or certify third parties against official standards are themselves formally accredited by accreditation bodies (such as UKAS, Ofqual); hence they are sometimes known as “accredited certification bodies”. The accreditation process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable, typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third parties, behave ethically and employ suitable quality Assurance

  

19. What is the difference between accredited short programs and attendance programs?

Accredited short programs are units that formulate specific qualification. Learners can gain unit credits and achieve a progression to a higher qualification (award, certificate and diplomas) wherever is possible. As for the attendance certificates, learners will only receive a certificate of attendance with no credit value.

  

20. Can I transfer to another centre after receiving awards/units credits?

Only for those accredited programs and if they are all under the QCF where there is a Recognition of Prior Learning.

  

21. What is OFQUAL? And QCF?

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England and vocational qualifications in Northern Ireland.

Ofqual regulates qualifications that use the rules of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

  

Qualifications that use the QCF rules are made up of units. This provides flexible ways to get a qualification. Each unit has a credit value which tells you how many credits are awarded when a unit is completed. The credit value also gives an indication of how long it will normally take you to prepare for a unit or qualification.  One credit will usually take you 10 hours of learning.

  

Units build up to qualifications. There are three different types of qualification in the QCF: Award, Certificate and Diploma. You can achieve an Award with 1 to 12 credits; for a Certificate you will need 13 – 36 credits and for a Diploma you will need at least 37 credits. Units and qualifications are each given a level according to their difficulty, from entry level to level 8. The title of a qualification will tell you its size and level.

  

If a qualification includes a unit that you have already been awarded, you can use the unit you have already taken towards that qualification. Units awarded by different awarding organisations can be combined to build up qualifications.

  

22. What is the difference between NVQ and QCF?

Qualifications that do not meet the rules of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) are developed to fit the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The NQF provides an indication of the relative demand of different qualifications.

  

Qualifications in the NQF are grouped together according to their difficulty. They are given a level from entry level to level 8. The levels are based on the standards of knowledge, skill and competence needed for each qualification. Qualifications at the same level can be very different in terms of content and the length of time they take to complete.

  

23. What do I do if I have a complaint against the Centre?

Corrective and Preventive Action (CPA) forms are available for those who would like to provide any comments and/or complaints. The submitted forms will go directly to the Quality Assurance department which will file a report to the management to take the necessary actions.

  

24. I am a trainer, how can I apply to GT for being on its panel?

If you would like to apply, please email your CV and Profile to h.saud@gtrust.org these will be reviewed. If the documents fit within GT requirements, then a Pilot (Demo) 1 hour session will be organized for you to deliver the topic at GT.