Vocational Institutes Affairs




It was created in 2005 as part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Development and is concerned with supervising private training institutions to evaluate the training service, verify their level of performance, examine and license their training programs, and audit and inspect them through field visits.

It encourages investment in the training sector and the development of human resources in the Kingdom of Bahrain at the local, regional and international levels, through the implementation of programs and initiatives that contribute to meeting the needs of the labour market in terms of programs to qualify and train workers and job seekers and qualify the Kingdom of Bahrain to strengthen its position as a regional center for training and human resource development.

Tasks and Services:

  1. Supervising the implementation of tasks and endeavoring to develop their objectives in line with the development of society, meeting its needs related to the labour market and comprehensive training development.
  2. Suggesting amendments to legislation and regulations for the investment process in the training sector.
  3. Encouraging investment in training in order to create institutions capable of meeting the needs of the labour market and to train job seekers and workers to qualify resources and train human resources.
  4. Facilitating private training institutions to practice their training activities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  5. Upgrading the quality of training in private training institutions.
  6. Protecting individuals and institutions benefiting from training programs from tampering with the quality and prices of training programs.
  7. Developing the training sector in line with the needs of the labour market
  8. Conducting studies, statistics and research on special training, and indicating methods and methods that enable the results of these research to be used in developing work.
  9. Set promotional and marketing plans to attract distinguished training institutions regionally and internationally to establish private training institutions in the Kingdom.


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Vocational Institute Affairs Directorate services
(Licensing, controlling and monitoring of vocational training institutes affairs)

View a summary of the most important work of the Department of Vocational Institutes Affairs

List of licensed training institutions




Training Permits Issuance Section:

The section is concerned with the issuance the licenses that allow investors to establish private training institutions to engage in training activities in accordance to the Legislative Decree No. 25, and Law No. 17 for 2007 concerning the vocational training, and the applicable ministerial decisions in connection with this law. It is also responsible for issuance of licenses to employers to establish vocational training centres and institutes for training their workers. 



Form (A-1) Application for Licensing a Private Training Institution   

Form No. (A-3) Application for accreditation of authorized signatories to the transactions of the private training institution   
Form No. (A-4) of Recruitment of the Manager in Charge of the private training institution   
Form No. (A-5) Application for changing the name of the training institution or the name of the legal entity    
Form No. (A-6) Application for changing the headquarters of the private training institution   
  Form No. (A-7) Application for Transfer of Ownership of Private Training Institution License   
Form No. (A-8) Application for Renewal of Private Training Institution License   
Form No. (A-9) Application for Cancellation of License   
Form No. (A-10) Application for adding a training field   
e-mail:  tpi@mlsd.gov.bh

Evaluation and Inspection:

The section handles the inspection and licensing of training programs, and issues licenses for the training board of these institutions. It also conducts inspection and verification of the licensed training institutions to ensure that they perform their training activities in line with the applicable procedures. In addition, it conducts regular inspection of the training institutions to ensure the quality of the training services you provide.


Program License Form   
Program Modification Form   
Trainer License Application Form   
Certificate Form   
Trainer Form   

Promotion and information:


The section specializes in issuing monthly and periodic statistics and reports, in addition to annual analysis and financial reports for private training institutions. It also organizes and holds conferences and workshops aiming to promote training and attract specialized training institutions that conduct specialized training programs targeting graduation of trainees who can meet the labour market requirements. The department works to implement specialized educational seminars and workshops in vocational training systems and fields for the Ministry's employees and private training institutions.

Data Update Form for Private Training Institutions   
Trainee Grievance Form   


Steps to open a private training institution:


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Instructions and steps for opening a private training institution   
Licensing procedures booklet for opening a private training institution   
Form of establishing a private training institution   
Folded/ brochure the results of the annual analysis 2015   
Folded/ Brochure the results of the annual analysis 2016   
Folded/ Brochure rate of the results of the annual analysis 2017   


Statistical Reports:


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Annual Report Analysis 2013   
Analysis of Annual Reports 2014   
Summary of Annual Reports 2008-2014   
Statistical Handbook of Private Training Institute Activities for (2008-2016)