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General Office Administration - Beginners

This qualification is for anyone who works or intends to work in an office setting. The following standards are covered:

  • Preparing for work
  • Applying basic communication skills
  • Delivering quality customer service
  • Handling telephone calls
  • Developing keyboarding skills
  • Typing and coping documents
  • Receiving visitors
  • Filing
  • Operating a personal computer
  • Using business equipment
  • Developing professionalism
  • Working effectively in a business environment
  • Participating in workplace safety procedures

Latest Course Information

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    5:30-8:30 pm
    Tutor:
    Ms. S. Pierce
    Course Fee:
    $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • Do I have to bring/buy tools for my class?

    Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.

  • Who can apply for an Evening programme?

    The evening programme caters to all persons, whether employed or unemployed, who want to learn a skill for employment, make extra money, or complete a do-it-yourself project, saving money by undertaking tasks they would otherwise pay for.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    On successful completion of a programme, you will receive a certificate. Successful completion requires a stipulated attendance and competency level.

  • What is the Admissions Policy for Evening programmes?

    Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years old and are assigned places within the programme on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons who have applied need to confirm their registration by paying the relevant course fee. Applicants who have not gained a place on the course for which they have applied will be required to re-apply for the next available programme.

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • Six Roads Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located in the industrial estate at Six Roads and offers training in Auto mechanics, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Cupboard Construction.

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Testimonials

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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