Professional Development


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Beauty Therapy

This course is intended to prepare participants for a successful career in the Beauty Industry.  It is a Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and is offered in conjunction with the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council.  Upon successful completion of this course, possible career choices include; beauty therapist, beauty advisor.

Child Care & Development

This course is intended to sensitize participants on effective child care methods and highlight the child’s milestones in its various stages of development.  It is important that any caregiver working within the Early Childhood  setting be well trained in the field of Early Childhood Education and this course seeks to provide individuals with a working knowledge of... 

Hair Dressing

This course is designed to introduce participants to the theoretical and practical application of hair dressing techniques.  With units on management of products and personnel alike it is especially suited for entrepreneurs, salon managers and employees alike. This course is offered as a Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

Business Administration

This course was designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in an administrative environment. The topics covered also lay the 

foundation for continued education in the areas of Business Administration and Management.  

Participants are also eligible to pursue the NVQ Business Administration Level 1.

Front Office Management

This course is designed to provide course participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to enter front office management, in the corporate, hospitality, medical or legal fields. This frontline activity is more than a job, it is critical to the realization of appositive corporate and professional goals...

Legal Office Assistant

This programme is designed to prepare the adult learner in the theory and skills required for practice as an assistant/secretary in any law office.  Students will be qualified to assist attorneys, paralegals, insurance companies, private businesses and government agencies.
This course will provide those interested in a career change... 

Medical Office Assistant

This programme is designed to prepare the adult learner in the theory and skills required for practice as an Assistant in any medical office.  Every hospital, health care clinic or doctors office needs people other than doctors to keep it running efficiently and effectively.  Medical Assistants maintain patient records, make calls to patients and...

Nursing Auxiliary

This programme is designed in accordance with the syllabus for training Nursing Auxiliaries as recommended by the Nursing Council of Barbados, a body representative of the Ministry of Health of Barbados. The goal of this programme is to provide adult learners with the theoretical, practical, and attitudinal skills needed to function in the capacity of a care-giver...

Our CXC General Proficiency courses are as follows:
English Language
Human and Social Biology
Office Administration
Principles of Accounts
Principles of Business
Social Studies.

Our Full Time 3-in-1 Study Cluster Programme will make you Job Ready.


1. Select any of our professional Development Programmes (excluding Massage Therapy & Nursing Auxiliary).

2. Match it with any two (2) CXC General Certificate Programmes (listed below).

3. Begin your job attachment with one of our corporate partners.


CSEC Certification

This qualification is intended for individuals who have a responsibility for the work of others, as they lead a team. It is suitable for people who are entering management, or who have the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills, for example, providing leadership for your team, encouraging innovation...

Management Level 2 (NVQ)

The NVQ in Customer Service Level 2 is for individuals whose customer service role requires well developed behavioural competence, but whose scope for independent decision making and for bringing about change is limited. They are likely to be in roles where for example they:

Customer Service Level 2 (NVQ)

To be awarded this Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) all Mandatory competency standards must be achieved. Electives achieved with the qualification will be awarded unit statement of competency.

Massage Therapy Level 3 (CVQ)

The Management Level 3 qualification is broadly aimed at those who are responsible for the control of activities and work output of a team who have the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable management and leadership skills, for example, providing leadership, planning and implementing change...

Management Level 3 (NVQ)

TVET Courses

National Vocational Qualifications  (NVQ) and Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ)


The NVQ in Reception Level 2 is for individuals whose reception role requires well developed behavioural competence, but whose scope for independent decision making and for bringing about change is limited. They are likely to be in roles where for example they:

Reception Level 2 (NVQ)

The NVQ in Reception Level 1 is for individuals who provide frontline services to guests and patrons. Many of their work activities may be simple and routine and carried out under supervision but the quality of the service they provide helps to determine repeat patronage, the profitability and overall success of the establishment.

Reception Level 1 (NVQ)

The NVQ will be appropriate for candidates who are working in the area of general safety and health practice or managing the safety and health function.

They may be managers or supervisors who have a specific responsibility for safety and health or they may be newly appointed safety advisers or professionals.

Occupational Safety & Health Level 3 (NVQ)
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The Career Development Institute

(former Standard Distributors building),

Tudor Street, Bridgetown, St. Michael

Tel: 1-246-431-0957

Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 4 p.m (Monday - Friday).

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The Career Development Institute is registered as a Training Institute by the Barbados Accreditation Council and approved by the Caribbean Association of Security Professionals, The General Nursing Council of Barbados and the Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Council of Barbados.