ISU Certificate Courses

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The Barbados Community College Industry Services Unit invites applications for admission to certificate courses commencing in March, 2014.


Registration closes one week before the start date of each course. Application forms can be collected from the Office of the Registrar or can be downloaded here. Fees are payable at the Accounts Department between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and are non-refundable after the second week of commencement of courses. The ISU reserves the right to alter programme availability, content and requirements to meet changing conditions. For additional information, please contact Patricia Hutchinson at the Industry Services Unit 426 2858 Ext 5366.


Jewellery Making (for unemployed persons)

A detail list of requirements will be provided by the tutor on the first day of class.

Days/Time:  Tue. and Thu. 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Start date: To be advised
Duration: 3 months
Cost: $50.00


Occupational Safety & Health (Intermediate Level)

This course is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills, beyond the basic level, to effectively organise and operate a safety programme for any size or type of industry. Participants will develop competencies in health and safety monitoring, accident investigation, job function evaluation and improved advocacy of health and safety in the workplace. This course is the second of three that prepare participants to meet the Occupational Safety and health Level 3, National Vocational Qualification Barbados (NVQB); the course relates specifically to U18203, U18603 and U18703.



  • Reinforce the major tenets of OSH policies, procedures and operational standards

  • Equip participants to conduct in-house OSH needs assessment and analysis to enhance the management of safety and health hazards

  • Prepare participants to conduct in-house OSH training

  • Enhance participants’ skills in accident investigation reporting

  • Equip participants to analyse workplace incidents and complaints, and report appropriately
  • Enhance participants’ knowledge and skill to operate within an appropriate legal and ethical framework

Course Content

  • Elements of an Effective Safety & Health Programme

  • Developing and Auditing an Effective Safety & Health Programme

  • Management of Health Hazards - Air Quality

  • Developing and Conducting Risk Assessment Programmes
  • Construction Safety
  • Accident Investigation and Reporting

Days/Time: Tue. and Thu., 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Start date: 18 March, 2014
Duration: 3 months
Cost: $750.00

Prerequisites: Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) 101 or equivalent


QuickBooks Pro for Beginners

This programme is designed to introduce participants to the application of the computer software QuickBooks Pro. It aims to equip persons with the skills and knowledge to detect and solve selected problems using the accounting software package.


Course Content 

  • Introduction to Accounts (Debits and Credits Ledger)
  • Invoicing Customers
  • Recording payments from Customers
  • Paying Bills to Outside Vendors
  • Sales Tax
  • Managing Inventory
  • Estimating and Progress Invoicing
  • Tracking Time
  • Analysing Financial Data

Days/Time: Thu. 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $400.00
Start date: 20 March, 2014
Duration: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge and competency and knowledge of basic accounting would be useful.


Advanced QuickBooks

Advanced QuickBooks is a practical course designed for persons who are desirous of becoming competent in the use of specialized accounting software. Advanced QuickBooks prepares course participants for invoicing customers, recording payments, paying bills, managing inventory and analysing financial data. Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skill needed to handle cheques, deposits and tax returns. This advance course will utilise some Quick books functions available only in Premier versions. Students will be introduced to new techniques for entering multifaceted transaction in real life business situations that are usually difficult to manipulate by most QuickBooks users.


Course Content

  • Data Mapping from Excel
  • Importing Lists created in Excel
  • Entering Opening Balances in New Data Files
  • Handling Overseas Purchases
  • Layaway Sales Orders
  • Managing Gift Certificates
  • Tracing Consignment Sales
  • Tracking Service Time and Bartering Transactions
  • Business Credit Car Purchases
  • Preparing Microsoft Word Documents Using QuickBooks Data
  • Customising Reports
  • Closing Accounting Period

Days/Time: Tue. 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $450.00
Start date: 11 March, 2014
Duration: 3 months
Prerequisite: Applicants must have attained a Certificate in QuickBooks Pro

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