Steel Bending | Barbados Vocational Training Board

Care of the Elderly

This course is designed to train participants to take care of aging persons, either on a professional basis or just to assist with aging family members. Trainees will learn how to bathe, dress and cook for elderly persons. They will also be taught how to perform CPR and basic first aid.

*Please note that applicants must be 18 years or older to be eligible to participate in this course.


Latest Course Information

  • Aug 21, 2017

    Duration:
    2 Semesters
    Day(s):
    Monday - Friday
    Time:
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Tutor:
    Ms. I. Carter

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • Is there a registration fee?

    The only fee associated with the course is the cost of the programme.

  • How long is the Apprenticeship Programme?

    The apprenticeship contract is usually for a period of three years although some exemptions can be made to shorten the period of training if the apprentice has already completed some theoretical or practical training at an approved institution. Exemptions are subject to the Director’s discretion.

  • Is there a fee for attending Skills Training Programmes (STP)?

    Barbadians do not have to pay any tuition fees to attend the Board’s Skills Training programme. Tuition is free of charge. In addition the Board provides all students with a stipend which will assist with expenses including lunch and transportation costs. Non-Barbadian students with the requisite visa are required to pay tuition fees.

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Training Centres

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

  • All Saints Skills Training Centre

    The All Saints Centre is known for its Bar and Restaurant Services, International Cooking and Garment Making programmes. It has modern cooking facilities, as well as a gazebo-styled bar and restaurant and a garment-making room equipped for the training of industrial sewing machine operators.

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Testimonials

  • Carlos Watson

    The Apprenticeship Programme has been a good experience. I learned a lot at Structural Systems during the on-the-job training. Within three years, I began as an Apprentice Welder and have become an Operator, by gaining experience in welding, fabrication, and by receiving Autocad training. I enjoyed the theoretical training at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The teachers were helpful and kind, especially Mr. Ian Harvey.

    Carlos Watson

    Machine Operator at Structural Systems Limited

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