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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 ($100.00Bds or $50.00USD). 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 ($100.00Bds or $50.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Public speaking is a soft skill that requires excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, and the ability to engage with an audience. Public speakers engagements may range from speaking to a small group of employees to presenting to a large audience at a national conference or event. A great presenter has two notable qualities: appropriate skills and personal confidence. Confidence comes from knowing what you want to say and being comfortable with your communication skills. 

    This course is designed to support your desire for mastery in those skills that will make you a better speaker and presenter. The cost of this course is $150.00Bds or $75.00USD.

    Risk management has long been a key part of project management and it has also become an increasingly important part of organizational best practices. Corporations have realized that effective risk management can not only reduce the negative impact of crises; it can provide real benefits and cost savings.

    The risk management framework provided in this course is flexible enough for any organization. You can apply it to a single project, a department, or use it as a basis for an enterprise-wide risk management program.

    The cost of this course is two hundred and fifty ($250.00Bds or $125.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Project management is no longer only for mega projects worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Small projects can benefit from project management tools. These time tested tools can help you to get that small project done well, done under budget, and done on time. This workshop is not intended for those looking to be certified as project managers but rather for those who complete projects at work from time to time.

    In this course, you will gain experience using the most common project management execution tools from Project Tracking Forms, Risk Monitoring Tables to Communications Plans, Change Request Forms, Issues Logs and Lessons Learned Forms. Your small projects will be more successful than ever!

    The cost of this course is one hundred and fifty ($750.00Bds or $375.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    Cannabis is one of the most commonly used mind-altering substances in the world. The laws on growing, selling, possessing and consuming cannabis vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another. Whatever the law may allow in your area, having employees under the influence of cannabis can create problems for your workplace in terms of safety and lost productivity. In this course, you will learn how to lower the risks and respond to issues that may arise.

    This course is for people who are new supervisors or have functioned in the capacity of  team leads or part-time supervisors but have not had formal training. This course is designed to help participants overcome many of the supervisory problems that they will encounter as a workplace leader and to acquaint them with the practical skills necessary to be both efficient and effective in their roles. The importance of understanding workplace culture and individual differences are as critical to the supervisor's role as being aware of the tools of their role. This exciting programme consists of eight (8) Units and will be facilitated, in part, by a Course Tutor.

    Full Certificate Programme - $900.00Bds or $450.00USD - (8Weeks) 
    INDIVIDUAL UNIT COST: $150.00Bds or 75.00USD.

    Success as a manager is heavily influenced by how well your team operates and what kind of results they achieve. Is your team able to solve problems? Can they resolve conflict? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together?

    This course is designed for participants who want to develop their team leadership skills and unleash the talent of their individual team members.

    This course is specifically designed to offer guidance and practical tips to new and seasoned leaders on the matter of building working teams. At the center of our approach is the realization that teams are known to be effective and efficient when they lead to performance that support corporate strategic goals through the attainment of positive outcomes. Getting work done through other is really not as easy as it may seem and hence this course is an essential training opportunity that must not be ignored.

    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 ($500.00Bds or $250.00USD). Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you.

    The need to lead, model, and promote the organizational values within a customer service environment is essential for business success. This course will provide you with opportunities to explore your responsibilities within your role as a leader (supervisor or manager) in a customer service environment.

    While many companies promise to deliver an incredible customer experience, some are better at supplying this than others. This course is designed around six critical elements of customer service that, when a company truly embraces them, bring customers back to experience service that outdoes the competition.

    This Customer Service Course 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.

    Disability Awareness means educating people regarding disabilities and giving people the knowledge required to carry out a job or task thus separating good practice from poor. 

    Raising awareness of different types of disability and how they impact lives is important for several reasons. This course is about making our society more accessible for all. 

    Viable organizations need to be ready for emergencies because they are a fact of doing business. The worst plan is not to have any kind of plan at all, and the best plans are tested and adjusted so that they work over time. Fortunately, you do not need separate plans for fire, weather disasters, and all the different kinds of crises that can occur. One solid plan will help you to prevent, respond, and recover from all crises. This course will help you ensure your organization is ready to manage any kind of crisis.

    Workplace bullying is a persistent pattern of mistreatment from others in the workplace that causes either physical or emotional harm. It can include such tactics as verbal, nonverbal, psychological, and physical abuse, as well as humiliation. 

    If you and the people who work with you don’t understand where the company is going, they may all develop their own priorities and actually prevent you from getting where you need to be. Part of getting everyone on board is creating a strategic plan complete with the organization’s values, vision, and mission. Then, there’s the challenge of bringing these principles to life in a meaningful way that people can relate to. This course will help you describe what you want to do and get people where you want to go.

    The right training at the right time can make a huge difference in the productivity and profitability of your organization. Whether you are scanning your workplace for opportunities to make things better and training is the answer, or a client asks you to come into their organization and do an assessment, your answer is best framed in the form of a training needs analysis. Your ability to create an analysis that is comprehensive yet simply prepared is critical for it to be understood and acted upon. This course will help you to gather the information, assess the data, and present your suggestions for training or non-training solutions.

    Most people who call themselves trainers today probably didn’t start out to be trainers. They often work in a field where they develop extensive knowledge and then are asked to share what they know. Many trainers have some experience with teaching, writing, or leadership, although they come from nearly every field. As such, people who work as trainers are often put into difficult situations without much understanding of what training is or how to do it well.

    This course will give you the skills that you need so that your students not only learn, but also enjoy the process, retain information shared, and use their new skills back in the workplace.

    Trainers have the awesome responsibility of providing guidance and information in a manner to illuminate the path to personal and professional development. The reality is that trainers also need to explore new and creative tools to enhance their effectiveness. This course will meet and exceed all your expectations.

    Human and Social Biology is concerned with the study of the structure and functioning of the human body. It also involves the application of biological principles, knowledge and skills, and technological advances, to the maintenance of health and to solve the problems of living together.

    Office Administration is a Business Education subject concerned with the study of administrative principles, policies, procedures and technological competencies governing the modern office environment.

    Students who do the English A (CXC) General course will explore receptively and expressively three major literary modes, Drama, Poetry, and Prose Fiction, in order to become aware of the many functions and purposes of language.

    Principles of Business focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of business activities. This syllabus provides opportunity for students to develop entrepreneurial and managerial skills necessary to survive and prosper in a local, regional and global dynamic business environment. ...

    Effective housekeeping could determine the safety and health of persons using the facility. There are two (2) types of housekeeping; Institutional housekeeping - applies to housekeeping maintenance in commercial lodging establishment like hotels, resorts, inns and apartelle. Domestic housekeeping  - refers to housekeeping maintenance in a house. It covers bedrooms, kitchen, dining, receiving area, grounds and the surrounding areas within the house. This comprehensive course is designed provide you with all of the knowledge and skills you require to be effective in your role.

    This course is an ideal start for business owners and for people that are new to marketing to learn the basic of internet marketing. We have included information on how to market online, and even more importantly, how to determine what results you are getting. Then you can figure out whether you are reaching your target market , where your qualified prospects are, and how they are engaged as a result of your efforts. This course includes sessions on search engine optimization, email campaigns, pay per click advertising and much more.

    This course is an ideal start for business owners and people new to marketing to learn the basics of Internet marketing. We’ve included information on how to market online, and even more importantly, how to determine what results you are getting. Then, you can figure out whether you are reaching your target market, where your qualified prospects are, and how they are engaged as a result of your efforts. This course includes sessions on search engine optimization, e-mail campaigns, pay per click advertising, and more.

    Social media remains an evolving aspect of our daily lives in addition to being a part of our businesses. This course is designed for some people with some familiarity social media already. Participants will learn to develop a social media marketing plan as part of their overall marketing strategy.

    Your brand speaks to your company and its products and/or its services. In today's online focused world it is important that your has a definitive, consistent and responsive presence. Whether you are looking to build your brand from scratch or strengthen an existing brand, this course will help you build a brand using social media.

    Workplace accidents and injuries cost corporations millions of dollars and thousands of hours lost every year. They also have a profound, often lifelong impact on workers. Introducing a safety culture into your organization, where safety is valued as an integral part of the business’s operation, not only saves the business time and money, it also builds a committed, loyal, healthy workforce. This course will give you the foundation to start building your safety culture.

    Dealing with difficult people is something that most of us will experience at one time or another in our lives. We may encounter people who are inconsiderate, stubborn, indecent, unhappy, angry, or passive-aggressive. These encounters may happen only once with an individual, or we may have ongoing issues with people who behave in these ways. How should we act when this occurs? And what should we do when these people are our employees?

    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 ($800.00Bds or $400.00USD). 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.  


    Physiological changes occur with aging in all organ systems. The cardiac output decreases, blood pressure increases and arteriosclerosis develops. The lungs show impaired gas exchange, a decrease in vital capacity and slower expiratory flow rates.

    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.

    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.