Defence Force to become a registered tertiary institution
The Barbados Defence Force is pursuing accreditation through the Barbados Accreditation Council to become recognized as a registered tertiary institution, says Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall.
Speaking on Saturday at the BDF’s 40th Anniversary Parade and Sunset ceremony, the attorney general said that the BDF was developing a competency-based education and training system, and gaining full accreditation with the Council would make the BDF as an awarding body for national and regional vocational training qualifications.
The BDF, in collaboration with the TVET Council, would offer several Caribbean Vocational Qualifications, including management, leadership and training in providing security services.
The Attorney General said the BDF would also take the lead on establishing the Barbados YouthADVANCE Corps, which was part of the national first job initiative.
Mr. Marshall also noted that the first intake of sea cadets had started training and a second intake would start in September and more sea cadets would be trained.
Mr. Marshall also lauded the BDF’s initiative to develop mentorship programmes with the Edna Nicholls Centre, and another which will be launched soon with the Westbury Primary School.