Qualifications Framework

In this section find out more about certification for a world-class workforce including benefits, levels of qualifications and availability.

Assessment Centres

1 Agro-Food Processing Level 1 Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
2 Amenity Horticulture Level 1 Sandy Lane Hotel, Nature Care, Verdun House, Princess Margaret Secondary, Grantley Adam Memorial Secondary
3 Amenity Horticulture Level 2 (Approved CVQ)* Sandy Lane
4 Assessment Level 4 TVET Council (TVETC)
5 Carpentry Level 1 St. Leonards Boys; Daryll Jordan Secondary
6 Commercial Food Preparation (Cookery) Level 1 Alleyne School; Lester Vaughan;
7 Cosmetology Level 2 Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP); Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB)
8 Crop Production Level 1 Verdun House; Daryll Jordan; IICA;
9 Customer Service Level 2 (Revision; Approved CVQ) BIMAP; National Initiative for service Excellence (NISE); Career Development Institute (CDI)
10 Data Operations Level 1 Alexander School; Ann Hill
11 Developing a New or Existing Business Enterprise Level 3 (Approved CVQ) Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT); Barbados Small Business Association (BSBA)
12 Electrical Installation Level 1 St. Leonards Boys, Daryll Jordan
13 Fashion Designing Level 2 Caribbean Market Centre (CMC)
14 Food and Drink Service Level 1 (Approved CVQ) Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB)
15 Food Preparation and Cookery 1 (Approved CVQ) BVTB
16 Furniture Making Level 1 Challenor School; St. Leonards; Dodds Prisons; Daryll Jordan
17 General Cosmetology Level 1 Springer Memorial; Dodds Prisons;
18 Management Level 2 (Approved CVQ) Potter Centre; BIMAP; Barbados Employers Confederation (BEC); Productivity Council; Cave Hill School of Business and Management (CHSBM); CDI
19 Management Level 3 (Approved CVQ) Potter Centre; BIMAP; CDI; BEC; CHSBM
20 Massage Therapy Level 2 NVQB** Personal Body Health Care Clinic (PBHC); CDI; SJPP
21 Massage Therapy Level 3 Peacehaven; PBHC; CDI
22 Masonry Level 1 Daryll Jordan;
23 Occupational Safety and Health Level 2 NVQB SJPP
24 Occupational Safety & Health Level 3 BEC, CDI
25 Stevedoring Foundation Level 1 Barbados Port Inc.
26 Using Information and Communication Technology Level 1 (Approved CVQ) Ann Hill, Verdun House, Community Development Department (CDD)

* Formerly an NVQ which has recently been approved as a CVQ by CARICOM

* * A newly approved NVQ


List of N/CVQs Operational as at May 30, 2016