- DIPLOMA in Occupational Health and Safety: an intra-mural programme
- DIPLOMA in Administrative Professional Secretaries Programme
- Government Technical Institute Secretarial Certificate or
- Three CXC or GCE O Level subjects, or equivalent including English Language
- At least three years secretarial experience
- Examinations in each course will normally be held at the end of each semester.
- upplemental Examinations (for the full courses) will be held not later than the beginning of the classes for the new semester.
- Subject to the Regulations governing Absence, only if a student who passes the Course Work will he/she be permitted to write the Annual and/or Supplemental Examination in that course.
- If a student fails up to two (2) courses at the Annual Examinations he/she will be required to take the Supplemental Examinations in these courses;
- If he/she fails more than two courses he/she will be required to repeat those courses before proceeding to the next year in the programme; schedules
- If he/she fails a course at the Supplemental Examinations, he/she will be allowed to repeat the failed course in the following year;
- He/she may, however, be asked to withdraw from the programme for any subsequent failure of that course;
- If a student is prevented from writing Annual Examination through certified illness or absences approved by the Institute, he/she will be required to sit the Supplemental Examinations as a first sitting in the course;
- Application for permission to be absent from any Annual Examination must be submitted to the Director within fourteen (14) days of the last scheduled University Examination. Certified proof of illness given by a member of the University's Panel of Doctors must be submitted along with the application where illness is the cause of absence.
- Where a Supplemental Examination is taken as a first sitting, the actual grades obtained will be awarded. But if the Supplemental Examination is taken because he/she failed, the maximum grade which will be awarded will be >C;
- If a student fails one paper of a Course, he/she will be awarded a grade not better than >C provided he/she secures a pass in the Supplemental paper.
- To be eligible for the award of the DIPLOMA, a student must pass the examination in all the required courses and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0. He/she may qualify for the Diploma with Distinction, Credit or Pass. The level of qualification will be determined on the basis of the Grade Point Average (GPA). A Grade Point Average between 2.8 - 3.19 will entitle a student to a pass with Distinction.
- If, at any stage during the period of training a student fails to give evidence of satisfactory application to the courses of study, and to show progress, he/she may be asked to withdraw from the Programme.
- Subject to the Regulations on Failure (above) and in order to obtain the required average, if a student passes all the courses but fails to secure a GPA of 2.0 for the programme he/she will be permitted to repeat one or more of the courses in which he/she obtained a grade of less than >C
- CERTIFICATE Workplace Health & Safety
- understand the work environment as it relates to health and safety
- plan, organize and implement health and safety programmes;
- use intervention methods in the promotion of the health and safety of workers
- acquire skills applicable to assessment and evaluation processes in the promotion of a safe and healthy working environment.
- Certificate in Upgrading Course for Secretaries
- English Language
- Business Accounting
- Business Mathematics
- Office Procedures.
- Basic Nutrition for a Changing Society
- Basic Elements of Nutrition
- Applied Nutrition
- Effective Nutrition Communication
- Nutrition Needs of Different Age Groups
- Nutrition and Chronic Disorders
- Public Relations
- International Relations I
- Balance of Power theory
- International Economics
- International Law
- Caribbean and Inter-Regional Relations
- International Relations II
- Introduction to Sociology
- Social Structure
- Social Problem
- Race and Ethnicity Institute of Distance and Continuing Education
- Industrial Hygiene
- Spanish for Beginners
- Computer Software Programmes
- Introduction to Computers
- Microsoft word - word Access, Excel
- Computer Repairs and Maintenance
- Business English
- English Language
- Language & Communication
- Early Childhood Education I & II
- the Growth and Development of the Young Child
- Child Psychology
- The Role of Play
- Nutritional Needs of the Young Child, etc.,
- Care of the Elderly
- Personal Hygiene
- Medical Care and special needs of elderly persons.
- Developmental Psychology
- Childhood Development
- Personality Development
- Abnormal Behaviour
- Family and Society
- Introduction to Social Work I & II
- Principles and Ethics of Social work
- Gender Issues, and
- Effective Communication
- Small Business Management
- The nature of a small business
- Common pitfalls to avoid in order to start and stay in business
- Financing your business
- Record Keeping
- Supervisory Management
- Industrial Relations & Management
- Labour Relations Law
- General Law
- Industrial Sociology and Industrial Administration
- Labour Economics
- Language and Communication
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Industrial Psychology and Management
- Academic Upgrading
- English Language
- Principles of Accounts
- Office Administration
- Social Studies
- Principles of Business, among other subjects.
The Two-Year Diploma Programme has been organized by the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education in collaboration with the Guyana National Association of Secretaries to provide a professional qualification for a group of persons who provide secretarial services in the private and public sectors of the economy of Guyana. Courses taught are:
Language & Communication I
Business Mathematics I
Business Management I
Language & Communication II Environmental Relations I
Environmental Relations II
Business Mathematics II
Business Management II
Business Accounting I
Business Economics I
Business Law I
Computer Theory and Practice
Business Accounting II
Business Economics II
Business Law II
The pre-requisites for this programme are:
Assessment Grading SchemeA - 75 - 100
B - 65 - <75
C - 55 - <65
D - 45 - <55
F - Below 45
Institute of Distance and Continuing Education: Requirements for the Diploma
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:-
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:
This certificate is accepted as an entry requirement for persons who wish to do the Diploma - Administrative Professional Secretaries Programme.
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:
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 .
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
The Institute offers the following programmes:
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.
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.
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.
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.
These programmes are designed for students, who work with young children either as caregivers or teachers. Areas covered include:-
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
This programme looks at human development from the pre-natal stage to adulthood. Areas covered include:-
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.
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:
Completion of Social Work I and II may enable the student to gain admission to the Social Work Programme at the University of Guyana.
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.
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.
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.
This programme is specially designed for students who are involved in managing your /their businesses or are interested in starting up a small business. Students will be exposed to topics such as -
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.
This is a one-year programme which will introduce the student to the following:
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.
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: