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The NVQ in Public Sector Administration Level 2 is designed to provide training, assessment and recognized certification for persons employed or seeking employment in the Public Sector. The occupational standard was developed based on the draft competency framework for Barbados which is designed to support the aims of the Office for Public Sector Reform and the Civil Service, to assist in the operation of the [then] Personnel Administration and the Training Administration Divisions and the Civil Service in general. The standard, based on the framework, serves to inform the recruitment and career progression of civil servants and assist in the implementation of the Performance Review and Development System (PRDS) and the proposed 360-degree appraisal system.

Target group: Officers at Z38 to Z17 salary scale

Topics:

  • Manage Yourself in The Public Sector
  • Deliver Quality Service
  • Communicate with Others
  • Utilise Change Management Procedures
  • Utilise Resources to Achieve Value for Money
  • Develop and Maintain Productive Working Relationships with Colleagues
  • Comply with Legal, Regulatory and Ethical requirements


The NVQ in Public Sector Administration Level 3 is designed to provide training, assessment and recognized certification for persons employed or seeking employment in the Public Sector. The occupational standard was developed based on the draft competency framework for Barbados which is designed to support the aims of the Office for Public Sector Reform and the Civil Service, to assist in the operation of the [then] Personnel Administration and the Training Administration Divisions and the Civil Service in general.

The standard, based on the framework, serves to inform the recruitment and career progression of civil
servants and assist the implementation of the Performance Review and Development System (PRDS) and
the proposed 360-degree appraisal system.

Target group: Officers at Z16 to Z1 salary scale

Topics:

  • Manage Yourself in the Public Sector
  • Encourage and Develop Teamwork in the Public Sector
  • Apply Knowledge Management Procedures in the Public Sector
  • Plan, Implement and Manage Change in the Public Sector
  • Manage Resources to Achieve Value for Money in the Public Sector
  • Utilize Change Management Procedures in the Public Sector
  • Communicate with Others in the Public Sector
  • Comply with Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Requirements in the Public Sector


Performance Management is an integral part of your employment life.  It helps employees develop and grow, improve communication between employees and managers, align individual work to achieving the organisation's goals. It helps individuals and teams perform to their highest potential.  

Aim:  To provide managers and supervisors with knowledge and skills for them to utilize the principles and processes of the PRDS and its contribution to a culture of “renewed professionalism” in the public sector. 

Target Group:  All public officers who are required to supervise or manage staff.

Delivery:   This course is delivered fully online and is self-directed with no facilitator interaction.