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Technical and Vocational Education and Training for All

Our website is designed to provide all the information you may need about the Barbados Vocational Training Board. Who are we? We’re a training institution with a focus on technical/vocational education and training, and we’re committed to excellence in all that we do. We’re confident you will enjoy training with us, so please continue to browse the site and feel free to contact us for further information.

Current Events

  • Sep 26, 2016

    Evening Programme Start Date

    All Evening Programme registrants are asked to note that the start date for the Evening Programme is the week of May 30, 2016 according to your designated class day. See our class schedule here.

    Applicants are reminded to complete payment in full by May 26, 2016 to secure your place on a course, as places on the Evening Programme are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons wishing to register for a course should therefore confirm their place by paying the necessary fees in full as soon as possible after registration as the course may become full before the registration deadline.                          

    May 2016 Schedule

  • Feb 25, 2016

    CVQ Certification - Level II Furniture Making

    The Barbados Vocational Training Board in conjunction with the Competency Based Training Fund and the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation is offering training to the public in furniture making for certification in Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Level II Furniture Making.

    For more details, please see the flyer below. The application form is available for download here.

    cbtf furniture making

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Barbados Vocational Training Board provide financial assistance for applicants?

    No, although in extreme cases referrals are made to external agencies on the behalf of the student.

  • Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?

    Yes, once you qualify. Trainees must obtain a minimum grade of 3 out of a scale of 1-5 for each unit in the module to be certified.

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Testimonials

  • Cynthia Martin

    Going to the Barbados Vocational Training Board to sign up for a Plumbing course, was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I always thought you had to be a teenager or in your early twenties, to be able to sign up for training or even to be considered, to do an apprenticeship. But five years later, I am living proof that it is never too late to change careers completely. I am now self-employed and operating my own plumbing company; I’m never out of work.

    Cynthia Martin

    Managing Director, CJM Plumbing Services

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