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General Office Administration Level 1 (CVQ)

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

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Duration:
    24 weeks
    Day(s):
    Tuesday
    Time:
    5:30-8:30 pm
    Tutor:
    Ms. S. Pierce
    Course Fee:
    $600.00

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):

  • St. Lukes Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located at the old St. Luke’s Girl’s school and offers classes in carpentry, plumbing, and other disciplines. The centre is currently being expanded, offering trainees hands-on experience on the project.

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Testimonials

  • Brian Murrell

    Thanks to the Skills Training and the Barbados Vocational Training Board, I have acquired the skills to earn an income both in a company and on my own.  If you are going to work for someone – choose your own boss – and if you are going to work for yourself, prepare to work hard, long hours.

    Brian Murrell

    Electrician
    Advanced Electrical Services Inc.

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