19 Skills You Can Learn for Free in Barbados

Launching your own business sounds pretty exciting. However, it entails lots of meticulous planning and skills, study and effort. Owning your own business has some great advantages and can be a lot more satisfying than working for someone else as an employee.

Here are some basic requirements to become an entrepreneur.

Adequate skills in any particular sector.

Keen interest in improving your product or service.

Adequate finance required to seed the business.

Determination to face all odds till the business begins paying dividends.

Proper licensing from government authorities to provide legitimacy to your enterprise.

It was once said “If you think education is expensive – try ignorance”. Have no fear the list below are courses you can learn for FREE on the beautiful island of Barbados.

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Refrigeration and air-conditioning engineers design, install and maintain cooling systems in buildings like supermarkets, offices, schools, hospitals and food processing plants.

Auto Mechanics

Automotive mechanics courses help prepare you for a career as an automotive technician. In an automotive mechanics course, you’ll learn both hands-on technical skills and the basic theory underlying mechanics’ duties.

Bar and Restaurant Services

The restaurant service practitioner provides high quality food and drink service to guests. A food service practitioner generally works in the commercial sector, offering a range of services to customers. There is a direct relationship between the nature and quality of the service required, and the payment made by the guest. Therefore the practitioner has a continuing responsibility to work professionally and interactively with the guest in order to give satisfaction and thus maintain and grow the business.

Care of the Elderly

Elderly Care and Caring for the Disabled is a course that teaches you the skills and knowledge necessary to provide effective care to any elderly or disabled clients in your care. People are living longer and as we age our bodies operate less efficiently.


Woodworking and carpentry jobs are often well loved by the people who have them. In fact, some adults end up changing careers so that they can experience what many skilled tradespeople already know.

Computer Applications

Should we really have to tell you why this course is a must, everything we use probably has a computer in it or was built by a computer, enough said!


“Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”
Everyone in this world wants to look beautiful and handsome in others eyes.
That’s why career opportunity in the field of cosmetology is highly demanded.
A cosmetologist is an expert in makeup, skin care and beauty products.
Cosmetologists provide beauty services that include cosmetic care for hair, skin, nails and body.

Electrical Installation

Did you ever wonder what life was like before electricity? Electricity is hugely important to modern day life and where would we be without all those important electricians who maintain this on our behalf?

As an electrician you will experience the opportunity for advancement in your career. After starting as an electrician, hard-working and committed Electricians can become promoted to Electrical Engineer, Contract Manager and even Electrical Design Engineer within their company and field.

Garment Making

With experience, it may be possible for you to gain promotion into more senior positions, such as Senior Technologist or Technical Manager. It may also be possible for a Senior Garment Technologist to progress into a role in research within a university or similar institution or just simply start your own business, after all; you now have the knowledge.

Heavy Duty Truck Driving

Learn what it takes to become a truck driver. For instance, no college degree is required to become a truck driver, but proper training and necessary driver license designations and endorsements apply and truck drivers are always wanted in Barbados.


Horticulturalists specializing in ecological landscapes and urban forestry, may create landscapes that provide ecosystem services, such as stabilizing slopes, reducing erosion, improving air and water quality, or even reducing the energy usage of buildings. They may also design parks and botanical gardens, or own a landscaping business.


Housekeepers work in the hospitality divisions in commercial, industrial or institutional facilities, whether in resorts, hotels, restaurants or hospitals. Executive housekeeper is a topmost position in the area of work.


With a Masonry Course individuals who enter the masonry trade with little to no experience, or those who have some existing construction experience will be granted the skills needed to make top dollar wages and expand their business. What could this increased pay mean to you?

Metalwork Machining

There are many aspects of metal work to choose from, including blacksmithing, sheet metal work, structural iron work, metal fabrication and computer-controlled machine metalworking. Many industries use metal and require skilled metal workers for construction and repair, for fabrication of metal parts and for specialized metalworking techniques.

Office Procedures

Today’s job market is much more volatile, as employers often recruit the best candidates from their competitors. A formal education in office procedures can make you eligible for a significant promotion at your current employer. Or, you can take your new skills into a job market that rewards talent and motivation. Either way, an understanding of universal best practices in offices can set you apart from other candidates for highly competitive job placements.


Every house has a kitchen and bathroom or two including commercial buildings that’s why plumbing jobs are very high on demand. You can easily get a diploma being a certified plumber and earn the big dollars.

Skid Steerloader/Backhoe Operator

Interested in learning how to operate a skid steer or Backhoe? You can easily make Barbados $100 an hour or more, take the course and get the knowledge.


Tiling is a skill that is required by many people. If you are skilled as a tiler you can get a lot of work from householders.You may find yourself tiling a kitchen one day and a bathroom the next, and you may use all manner of different tiles as well. But before you can start work as a tiler you need to think about whether you have the right skills to excel in this job.


There are many reasons to become a professional welder. This growing career field offers many opportunities for those applicants with the right training and skills. Experienced welders are becoming more in demand by the day. The only thing better than becoming a welder is starting your own business as a welder.

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