Frequently Asked Questions

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program Category A1/A2 license is a two-year Program. Year 1 – Theory & Practical Year 2 – On Job Training (OJT)

The total fee is USD 33,600 for two years The above fee incudes: • Course Fee • Examination Fee • Tools • Study Material • Laptop/ Tablet

Also Guaranteed OJT with our partner 145 MRO.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is a Program. This is a licensed course, and ONLY the license holders can work on the Aircraft (as per regulations). AME’s are required to conduct checks before every flight takes off and to work in the MRO’s where Aircraft are repaired & inspected.

Either O Levels/ A Levels  or 12 years of schooling is preferred from any stream is the primary requirement for the course. But we give a lot of importance to the eagerness of the students to get into this fast-growing sector and more importantly the attitude towards accuracy and hard work.

Duly Filled admission form along with all documents mentioned in the Admission Form.

Marks obtained in the FSC / A Levels / 12th Standard. Background in the Aviation sector.

You need to submit duly filled Admission form along with all documents & mail it to info@vacti.ae Once you get admission confirmation from the Institute, you need to pay your 1st Instalment. Then the institute would process your students Visa & get Admission Finalization Letter.

From morning 9 am to 3 pm, 5 days a week.

Yes, Institute provides Visa for the tenure of the course.

Total fees must be paid in the 1st year of the course. Easy installment plans are available and it varies from course to course basis. We always try to make it as easy as possible for the students.

We fully assist our students to arrange their accommodation very close to the institute at an affordable price where they can also access to the public transport easily.

The Course fee does not include the accommodation fees.

The accommodation fee is AED 1200 per month for a room which would be shared by three students. This also includes the utilities like Fridge, Cooking Range, Washing Machine, Internet and Electricity as well as pickup and drop from the Institute. This doesn’t cover food.

After completing AME A1/A2 license program, students would get job opportunities in the Middle East with various airlines and MRO with an average monthly income of 7,000 AED to 10,000 AED.

Yes, we are CAR 147 approved organization.

We are a CAR 147 organization who offers a blended course which provides UAE GCAA (UAE GENERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY) approved license as well as EASA part 66 modular course. So students have the opportunity to work globally.

A lot of emphasis is given on Practical Training. In fact, in the first year, over 50% of time students would spend to practically understand the concepts learned in theory.

All our AME courses comes with OJT and the price of the OJT is incorporated in the total fees. We also have the option to arrange OJT for external students with our partner EASA 145 organization at a standard price.

We are located at Garhoud (Dubai), just behind Emirates Headquarters. It’s walking distance from Emirates Metro Station.

Yes, we are GCAA Approved.

Yes, you are eligible for the course. It is important that you are willing to study Maths and Physics with many other technical subjects.

As per GCAA standards, maximum we can have 20 students in each class, but we restrict to 15 students so that we can give personalized attention to each one.

We think this course is an attractive opportunity to start your career in the fast growing aviation sector in UAE. This course gives you the opportunity to get a salary of almost the same amount on first year itself on completion of the course.

Scholarship is not available but a student can always ask for a discounted price based on their current situation and it is subjected to the approval from the VCATI management.

We are currently based in UAE ONLY.

Only completion of the course you can immediately get jobs in Airlines like Air Arabia or MRO’s like Jet Aviation, SR Technics or Recycling companies like Falcon Recycling.

A1 is about Airplane turbine & A2 is about Airplane pistons

B1 can be subdivided into: • B1.1- Airplane turbines • B1.2- Airplane piston • B1.3- Helicopter turbines • B1.4- Helicopter piston B2 is a combination of Avionics & Electric (Aviated Electronics) B1 & B2 requires 2 years practical work experience

For all modules completed, we would get the certificates verified by GCAA. On acceptance of those, you don’t have to repeat those modules.

Yes, you can apply for this course.

OJT is a part of your studies and you would not be paid during that period.

We never take you directly for OJT as we need to be sure of the capabilities before you go to our partners for OJT. We offer a six months refresher program and only then take the student for OJT.

You can always join for B1/B2 course, which will take 4 years. 2 years of Theory and Practical and 2 years of OJT. Alternatively, we counsel our students to join 2 year program of A1/A2 license in which you will do 1st year Theory & Practical & 2nd year OJT. On successful completion of that, you get a Job. After you have worked for 2 years you can come back to us & we would train you part-time for 3 months & once you clear your exams you get your B1/B2 license. In both the cases you take 4 years to get your B1/B2 license, but the path we counsel, you can make money from the 3rd year itself.

Yes, VCATI is only in Al Garhoud, Dubai and no where else.

The UAE GCAA license is valid in all the GCC countries like UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The student visa does not accomodate unfortunately.

The long course contains 1 year of studies, and another year for the OJT, after which the institute will apply for the A1 and A2 license upon successful completion of the OJT.


The short course on the other hand, is a 6 month program wherein the institute serves purely as an exam center for AME students with some assistance with regards to reviews before the examinations and opportunity to participate in workshop activities. It also comes with 6 months of OJT as well but to apply for the license the students need further practical experience as per the GCAA regulations.


Guaranteed OJT  AME Course

Why Training in Dubai?

Dubai is a global hub for the Aviation Industry with unlimited opportunities.

Why Aviation Industry?

The fastest growing industry of the decade.

What's in store for the Future?

Requirement of 500,000 new engineers and technicians by 2030