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A royal visit to the ITQAN Institute


His Royal Highness Prince Ahmed Bin Fahad Bin Salman, the Deputy Amir of the Eastern Province and grandson of His Majesty King Salman recently visited Interserve Learning & Employment International (ILEI) colleagues working in Saudi Arabia.

The visit, which took place on March 21, marked the official inauguration of the Inspection Technology & Quality Assurance National Institute (ITQAN) and brought with it praise for the high standards of work being carried out by the team.

The ITQAN Institute

ITQAN was formed out of a partnership with ILEI and Saudi Aramco. It is the world’s first institute of its kind specialising in training and producing work-ready inspectors in the fields of:

  • Mechanical Inspection
  • Electrical Inspection
  • Civil Inspection
  • Welding Inspection
  • NDT Inspection

Trainees study at the institute for two years. In year one, they undertake foundation courses, studying English, Health & Safety, Engineering, and STEM modules. From these studies, they progress with a Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) certificate.

In their second year, trainees undergo extensive vocational training in their respective specialisation, and graduate with an accredited certificate from both City & Guilds and Saudi Skills Standards (SSS).

The institute has generated some fantastic results so far. Over the last two terms, ILEI has graduated 264 inspectors, who are now working at their respective employer’s facilities. In terms of our passing rate during the vocational year ILEI has the highest graduating rate in the Kingdom of around 96%.

Well done to all involved.


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