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 19, 2019

    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:

  • Do I have to find my own employer?

    The Board is able to facilitate this process but you can also find your own employer.

  • Will I be paid while on the Apprenticeship Programme?

    Yes, note that the wage paid varies according to the company which employs you. An apprentice is paid 45%, 55% and 75% of a regular employee’s pay in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively.

  • What is the cost of each programme?

    Only the Evening Programmes have an associated cost. This ranges between $150 and $400. For information on specific classes, please visit our Evening Programmes section.

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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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