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    The fundamentals of English Grammar is designed as a refresher course covering the fundamentals of the English Language with a focus on reinforcing and developing the candidate’s grammar, vocabulary and writing skills. It is a four (4) week course that is a pre-requisite for entry into each of the five (5) Divisions of the Career Development Institute. Students will be assessed based on attendance and the completion of quizzes and each stage of the course.  

    The cost of this course is one hundred and fifty ($150.00Bds or $75.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.


    The Fundamentals of Mathematics programme is designed as a refresher course of study for students desirous of registering for programmes at the Career Development Institute. The goal of this four (4) week programme is to provide students with the opportunity to acquaint and or reacquaint themselves with those skills needed to use Mathematics in everyday situations and apply that knowledge as a tool for problem solving.  Students will be assessed based on attendance, the completion of quizzes at each stage of this course. 

    The cost of this course is one hundred and fifty ($150.00Bds or $75.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    This Customer Service Module is designed to inspire excellence in customer service practice. It is recognized that working with customers can be demanding as today’s customers expect to deal with genuine professionals that represent organizations that are capable of meeting their expectations.

    This programme is therefore for all those persons who think they know customer service through practical experience only but now need to develop an academic focus to build capacity for further advancement as customer service professionals. 

    The cost of this course is five hundred ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.



    This Child Care and Development Programme is intended to sensitize and provide participants with theory and practice in effective child care methods, highlight the child’s milestones in its various stages of development, deliver quality services to children as it relates to the safeguarding of children’s rights and interest. It also discusses effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills, the knowledge and application necessary to deal with pressing ethical and legal issues and a working knowledge of the current OHS Act, its regulations, Codes of Practice and advisory standards. 

    The cost of this course is five hundred ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.


    Occupational Health and Safety is focused on creating a culture of Safety Culture in organizations. Culture is often either strong or weak. Safety Culture is more than simply following the law – it is concerned with the way we behave when no one is watching.  It is made up of the beliefs, attitudes, practices and behaviours that the organization accepts.

    The cost of this course is five hundred ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    The Introduction to Beauty Services is an essential course of study for Hair Stylists. Hair Stylists are beauty service professionals who specialize in the fashioning and treatment of hair. The Hair Stylist’s responsibilities include cleaning and cutting hair, offering hair care and hair styling consultations and recommending hair styling products, among other duties. This programme is an exceptional opportunity to earn professional recognition and earn Unit Certification this discipline. This programme is deliberately rigorous and will be applied over the period of 250 or theoretical and practical training. This is to ensure that the only the best will succeed in that programme.

    The cost of this course is five hundred ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.


    Nail Technicians should complete a full Cosmetology Certificate Programme. The Career Development Institute offers an exceptional programme that is certified by a recognized accrediting body. We recognize that some professionals are keen to pursue specific training in nails only. This programme is has been designed specifically for Nail Technicians who wish to earn unit certification in this specific area sector of Beauty Care. This programme will be delivered over 250 hours of theoretical and practical training. This programme is deliberately rigorous and will be applied over the period of 250 or theoretical and practical training. This is to ensure that the only the best will succeed in that programme.

    The cost of this course is five hundred ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.


    Criminal Law of Security Practice is an essential programme for frontline Security Officers and Supervisors. In this module course participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on the importance of a knowledge of law to security practice.  By the end of this module you should understand the difference between rules and laws, the process of making laws, sources of law, the purpose for which criminal laws were created and the Security Officer's critical role at the point of entry to the Criminal Justice System. 

    This module is essential for all persons interested in Public or Private Security Practice.

    The cost of this course is three hundred ($300.00Bds or $150.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Protective Security Services is an essential programme for all Security Officers. This accredited programme was designed to provide course participants with the knowledge, skills and practical experience necessary to function in a law enforcement capacity in the private or public security industry. Participants will benefit from a range of modules that include Customer Service, Professional Courtesy, legal issues, Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Crime Scene Management, Arrest and Search Techniques and Patrol Techniques. Participants in this programme will be assessed based on participation in group discussions and the timely submission of individual assignments.

    The cost of this course is three hundred ($300.00Bds or $150.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Care of the Older Adult programme is critical to the professional development of persons with and interest in elder care theory and practice. This programme is designed in accordance with the syllabus for the training of Nursing Auxiliaries as recommended by the Nursing Council of Barbados, a body representative of the Ministry of Health of Barbados. The goal of this one (1) year full time and part time programme is to provide adult learners with the theoretical, practical and attitudinal skills needed to function in the capacity of care giver in public or private health care institutions. 

    Course participants will be prepared to assume the role of care giver and instructed on their duties and responsibilities while emphasizing the need to maintain the dignity and quality of life of their clients.  


    Gerontology is the study of the social, cultural, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging. The field is distinguished from geriatrics which is the branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment of existing disease in older adults. Gerontologists include researchers and practitioners in the fields of biology, nursing, medicine, criminology, dentistry, social work, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, political science, architecture, geography, pharmacy, public health, housing, and anthropology.

    The cost of this course is seven hundred ($700.00Bds or $350.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management blends entrepreneurial goals with a realistic survey of the wide variety of functional business skills needed to operate a small firm effectively.  The course will focus on such skills as business planning, marketing and financial management as well as provide a clearer view of small business’s contribution to the national economy.

    The cost of this course is seven hundred ($700.00Bds or $350.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Security Administration is designed to provide a comprehensive training pathway for middle and senior level public and private security personnel who undertake security work on a full or part time basis. This one (1) year programme covers a range of subjects that include; English for Business, Security Management 1 & 2, Security Systems Design & Analysis, Intro- to Criminal Law, Intro - Criminal Justice System, Intro- Criminology, General Management, Occupational Safety & Health and a Group Project.

    This course is of equal relevance to persons with an academic interest in law enforcement practice and those who aspire to careers in the public and private law enforcement and facilities management sectors.

    The cost of this course is one thousand five hundred ($1500.00Bds or $750.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.