1. DIPLOMA in Occupational Health and Safety: an intra-mural programme
  2. DIPLOMA in Administrative Professional Secretaries Programme

  3. CERTIFICATE Workplace Health & Safety

  4. Certificate in Upgrading Course for Secretaries

  5. Basic Nutrition for a Changing Society

  6. Public Relations

  7. International Relations I

  8. International Relations II

  9. Introduction to Sociology

  10. Industrial Hygiene

  11. Spanish for Beginners

  12. Computer Software Programmes

  13. Business English

  14. English Language

  15. Mathematics

  16. Language & Communication

  17. Early Childhood Education I & II

  18. Care of the Elderly

  19. Developmental Psychology

  20. Accounts

  21. Introduction to Social Work I & II

  22. Criminology

  23. Effective Communication

  24. Marketing

  25. Small Business Management

  26. Supervisory Management

  27. Industrial Relations & Management

  28. Academic Upgrading

 

  1. DIPLOMA in Occupational Health and Safety: an intra-mural programme

  2. DIPLOMA in Administrative Professional Secretaries Programme

Year I
Semester I
Language & Communication I
Business Mathematics I
Business Management I

Semester II
Language & Communication II Environmental Relations I
Environmental Relations II
Business Mathematics II
Business Management II

Year II
Semester I
Business Accounting I
Business Economics I
Business Law I
Computer Theory and Practice

Semester II
Business Accounting II
Business Economics II
Business Law II

 

3. CERTIFICATE Workplace Health & Safety

The Certificate course in Workplace Health and Safety was introduced as an extra-mural programme in 1988. A student will be awarded a certificate on the successful completion of the course. The Certificate is accepted as an entry requirement for persons who wish to go on to the Diploma - Occupational Health and Safety Programme at the University.

The objectives of the course are to enable participants to:-

  1. understand the work environment as it relates to health and safety

  2. plan, organize and implement health and safety programmes;

  3. use intervention methods in the promotion of the health and safety of workers

  4. acquire skills applicable to assessment and evaluation processes in the promotion of a safe and healthy working environment.

 

4. Certificate in Upgrading Course for Secretaries

Upgrading Course for Secretaries, Clerk/Typists, and other Administrative Professionals. This is a fifteen-week programme (120 contact hours) which targets secretaries, clerk/typist, clerks, junior secretaries and persons who wish to upgrade their qualifications. The courses covered are:

  1. English Language

  2. Business Accounting

  3. Business Mathematics

  4. Office Procedures.

This certificate is accepted as an entry requirement for persons who wish to do the Diploma - Administrative Professional Secretaries Programme.

 

 

5. Basic Nutrition for a Changing Society

The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education, offers a sixty-hour programme in Basic Nutrition. Courses covered are:

  1. Basic Elements of Nutrition
  2. Applied Nutrition
  3. Effective Nutrition Communication
  4. Nutrition Needs of Different Age Groups
  5. Nutrition and Chronic Disorders

Students will receive printed manuals and classes are held via teleconferencing linkage Georgetown and the various regions. They will be assigned mentors in the various regions. If a student is based outside of Georgetown, a facilitator will be present during the teleconferencing sessions. Institute of Distance and Continuing Education Students are required to have a sound secondary education or a Certificate from the Carnegie School of Home Economics or equivalent, plus experience in nutrition or food service.

 

6. Public Relations

This programme introduces the student to the philosophy and practice of Public Relations and the skills of practical Public Relations Management. It examines Public Relations as a process, communication, research methods, working with the media and the preparation and delivery of speeches.

 

7. International Relations I

This programme seeks to expose the student to some of the basic principles which governs inter-state relations and to help him/her to understand the workings of the international systems. Courses include:

  1. Balance of Power theory

  2. International Economics

  3. International Law

  4. Caribbean and Inter-Regional Relations

 

8. International Relations II

This programme seeks to build upon the theoretical foundation acquired in International Relations I and to give him/her wider exposure to selected aspects of International Relations.

 

9. Introduction to Sociology

This programme exposes the student to basic sociological concepts. It emphasizes understanding of the social milieu, with specific reference to Guyana and the Caribbean. Courses include:

  1. Social Structure
  2. Culture
  3. Socialization
  4. Social Problem
  5. Race and Ethnicity Institute of Distance and Continuing Education

 

10. Industrial Hygiene

This programme is designed for persons employed as Occupational Health and Safety practitioners, industrial hygienists, safety managers, etc. They should have some exposure/knowledge of OHS practices and principles.

 

11. Spanish for Beginners

This is an introductory programme in Spanish for students you wish to acquire some proficiency in the language. Emphasis will be on conversational Spanish re: how to communicate effectively in Spanish.

 

12. Computer Software Programmes


The Institute offers the following programmes:

  1. Introduction to Computers

  2. Microsoft word - word Access, Excel

  3. Computer Repairs and Maintenance

 

13. Business English

This programme is intended for students who are working in the secretarial and/or business communities. It will help them to upgrade their written and oral skills in the use of English Language.

 

14. English Language

The Institute offers a range of course in English Language designed to meet varying levels of ability. Placement in a particular course is determined by the applicant's proficiency in the subject. The programme starts at a remedial level (Basic English) and the students goes to the CXC level.

 

15. Mathematics

The Institute offers a range of course in Mathematics designed to meet varying levels of ability. Placement in a particular course is determined by the applicant's proficiency in the subject. The programme starts at a remedial level (Basic Mathematics) and the students goes to the CXC level.

 

16. Language & Communication

This programme is designed to assist the student to improve his/her reading, writing and speaking skills. Emphasis is placed on detailed and accurate interpretation of the written word, accuracy of expression, fluency and skill in speaking and writing. The applicant should have CXC English, I.D.C.E English III or equivalent qualification.

 

17. Early Childhood Education I & II

These programmes are designed for students, who work with young children either as caregivers or teachers. Areas covered include:-

  1. the Growth and Development of the Young Child
  2. Child Psychology
  3. Socialization
  4. The Role of Play
  5. Nutritional Needs of the Young Child, etc.,

 

18. Care of the Elderly

This programme will be of special benefit to students who are tasked with the care of elderly relatives, or persons employed as care-givers in institutions for elderly. It offers a practical approach and covers such topics as

  1. Personal Hygiene

  2. Medical Care and special needs of elderly persons.

 

19. Developmental Psychology

This programme looks at human development from the pre-natal stage to adulthood. Areas covered include:-

  1. Childhood Development

  2. Personality Development

  3. Abnormal Behaviour

  4. Socialization

  5. Family and Society

 

20. Accounts

The Institute offers three courses in Accounts at levels to meet the beginner as well as the more advanced student. Basic Accounts introduces the student to Accounting Principles and will take him/her from recording transactions to preparing final records. Intermediate Accounts seek to reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired in the first course and to introduce the student to higher concepts in accounting. The Advanced Accounting and Auditing programme is for students who have acquired a level of competency (in knowledge and principles) in Accounting and will build upon his/her foundation. The programme will cover the preparation of books and financial statements as well as basic auditing principles.

 

21. Introduction to Social Work I & II

These programme are designed for students who are involved in social and community work or for those who wish to pursue studies in Social Work at the University level. In Social Work I, students will be exposed to the Concepts and Principles of Social Work, Human Growth and Development, Communication Skills for Social Workers etc., Social Work II builds on the foundation provided by the Level I Course. Topics covered include:

  1. Sociology
  2. Principles and Ethics of Social work
  3. Gender Issues, and
  4. Criminology.

Completion of Social Work I and II may enable the student to gain admission to the Social Work Programme at the University of Guyana.

 

22. Criminology

This programme seeks to ensure that law enforcers have a basic understanding of crime in order to increase their professionalism and lead to the provision of a better service to the people with whom they interact.

 

23. Effective Communication

This programme seeks to develop and improve student's communication skills. It will help him/her to acquire the techniques which will enable him/her to communicate more effectively at both the verbal and written language.

 

24. Marketing

This programme is designed for students who are involved in the area of management and will be of interest to them, if they have a background in sales or marketing. It will introduce them to the basic concepts in marketing and outline strategies for effective marketing of products.

 

25. Small Business Management


This programme is specially designed for students who are involved in managing your /their

  1. The nature of a small business

  2. Common pitfalls to avoid in order to start and stay in business

  3. Financing your business

  4. Record Keeping

  5. Marketing

 

26. Supervisory Management

This programme is designed for students who hold supervisory or junior management positions or for those who wish to improve their job mobility by acquiring skills in management.

 

27. Industrial Relations & Management


This is a one-year programme which will introduce the student to the following:

  1. Labour Relations Law

  2. General Law

  3. Industrial Sociology and Industrial Administration

  4. Labour Economics

  5. Language and Communication

  6. Mathematics/Statistics

  7. Occupational Health and Safety

  8. Industrial Psychology and Management

This programme will be of special interest to students who are pursuing a career in Management. It also could be used, along with other qualifications, to gain entry to the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Guyana. Applicants are required to have a minimum of three subjects at the CXC General level, including English, Mathematics, or equivalent qualifications. They will be required to undergo an interview to determine eligibility for this programme.

 

28. Academic Upgrading

This programme is for students who wish to upgrade their academic qualifications, either for employment purposes or to gain entry to an institution of higher learning. They will be required to provide evidence that they have completed the subject(s) they are applying for at the fifth form level. The subjects offered include:

  1. English Language

  2. Principles of Accounts

  3. Office Administration

  4. Mathematics

  5. Social Studies

  6. Principles of Business, among other subjects.