Quality is not a new subject for training, but the use of international standards or norms in the ambit of institutions to generate a new institutional culture certainly is. In the framework of strategies for implementing Total Quality Management (TQM), more and more training institutions in the GCC have become interested in using international norms and local standards to certify the quality of our training processes, and this has had some degree of success. BIT has always been concerned with publicizing new trends and avenues, and with making known good practices which enrich training and yield better results for the users. Thus, the objective of this document is to spotlight this phenomenon that has recently appeared, try to make known what is occurring in the field, and call attention to the characteristics of the trend to quality management in training. This study is not intended to be a technical manual to guide the application of norms, rather it seeks to reflect on the experiences and motivation that were expressed by many of the people who have applied them both inside and outside vocational institutions. Far from giving a final answer to the numerous questions and initiatives, debates and assertions that are current or that could come up, this manual presents several subjects that will certainly give rise to interesting debate. In this way it is expected that it will help to trigger conceptual progress about the significant trend towards total quality management. As always, BIT will be very open to reactions and the demand for further information to promote the Continuous Improvement of this line of work, which is simply another dimension of the reality of the rich field of institutional training in the Kingdom of Bahrain and wider GCC region.