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  1. An application must be submitted to the Director Industrial Training under the Ministry of Education prior to an employer sending an employee for training.
  2. A copy of a National Identity card or a passport of the nominated employee should be attached to the application form.
  3. The application should reach the Director General at least seven (7) for local training and fourteen (14) days for overseas training before the commencement of the course.
  4. The application form should be duly completed and any changes on information given should be communicated to the Director General prior to commencement of training.
  5. An employer may appeal to the Director General on a rejected application where there exists reasonable ground for such an appeal.


Required Documents[edit]

  1. Application form
  2. Copy of the National Identity Card or Passport for each nominee
  3. Course content details and a time table where applicable
  4. Copy of the course proposal or admission letter from the training provider
  5. Trainers identity

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate Of Industrail Training - Head Office,
Ministry of Edicar=tion and Sport
Physical Address: Plot 97/99 Jinja Road/Corner,
3rd Street.
P. O. Box 20050 Lugogo,
Kampala, Uganda.
Tel: +256 414 259412, +256 414 251256,
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link

Ministry of Education & Sports - Head Office,
Physical Address:Legacy Towers, Nakasero
Kyadondo Road
Block A And B
Postal address:P. O. BOX 7063 Kampala,
Uganda King George VI Way,
Embassy House,
Tel: 0417 893 600 (General)
Tel: 0417 893 615 (P.R.O)
Email: [email protected]


Eligibility of employers and employees.

  • The employer should be registered as UGAPRIVITraining Levy contributor and be up-to date with the monthly levy contribution.
  • Only citizens of the East African member states working in Uganda may be trained under the UGAPRIVITraining Levy.
  • Only employees on whom the UGAPRIVI Training Levy is remitted shall benefit from the Industrial Training Levy.


Free of charge


Validity: 2 Years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Maximum Processing Time: 1 Week.

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Nominated participants

  • In-house training (where all participants are from the same employer) should have not less than eight (8) and not more than twenty-five (25) participants per course session.
  • There is NO LIMIT on the number of participants undertaking in-house sensitization courses.

Training Providers

  • An Industrial Training Levy contributing employer may train staff with any public institution.
  • An employer may only train with a Private Training Provider where such a provider is registered by the Directorate of Industrial Training.
  • All persons engaged to conduct training must conform to the Guidelines for Registration and Renewal of Training Providers and adhere to the accompanying Code of Conduct.

Overseas Training

  • For overseas training, approvals shall only be given where such training is not locally available.
  • A nominee for overseas training should have worked for at least six (6) months in the relevant field at the nominating organization.
  • A nominee for training should travel by the most economical airfare on the route.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Type of training
  2. Particulars of the employer
  3. Name of Organization
  4. Physical address
  5. Postal Address
  6. E-Mail
  7. Telephone No(s)
  8. Fax No
  9. Industrial Training Levy Registration No.

Particulars of the nominee

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Gender
  4. Qualifications
  5. Job Level
  6. Brief job description

Details of the course applied for

  1. Course Title
  2. Training provider
  3. Specific course venue
  4. Country
  5. Course objective(s)
  6. Exact course duration

Regional/overseas training additional requirements

  1. Date of Employment
  2. If the course available locally
  3. If the trainer have any business connection with the Employer/Applicant
  4. If any other Organization funding the training

Training expenses

  1. Tuition fees.
  2. Examination Fees.
  3. Cost of recommended books and study material.
  4. Cost of accommodation and meals.
  5. Return economy airfare/bus fare/mileage.
  6. Others (specify).
  7. Total cost.
  8. Declaration of the Authorizing Officer.
  9. Designation.
  10. Signature.
  11. Employers Stamp.

Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

  • Director of Industrial Training (DIT) offers training in the following engineering trades at craft level: building, mechanical, electrical, electronics plant and automotive, refrigeration and air conditioning, boiler maintenance, refrigeration and air conditioning.
  • The Director of industrial training [DIT] was first established by the Industrial Training Decree, Decree No. 2 of 1972, which subsequently became the Industrial Training Act of 2003. Its mandate is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training in Uganda and ensure adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in industry.
  • It also develops policies, and implement strategies for skills training, upgrading, and testing of workers in industries and apprentices in workplaces as well as those persons training in the world of work.
  • The Directorate has headquartered in Kampala but has Industrial Training Centres [ITCs] in other parts of the country.
  • The ITCs host a number of industry oriented courses targeting workers in the formal and informal sectors. The courses include short and long programmes [proficiency courses, skill upgrading courses, artisan courses, and tailor made courses]. The Centres provide full board accommodation, training rooms, workshops and recreational facilities
  • The separation of the training delivery of Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) from quality assurance. In recognition of the critical roles that the BTVET system is expected to play in Uganda‚Äôs development agenda, a new law, the BTVET Act was enacted in August 2008. This Act is the principal legal instrument that mandated the DIT to carry out new roles and functions that shall be instrumental in implementing major reforms in the BTVET system.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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