Short Professional Development Courses & Workshops


Introduction to Aquaponics TDS AQUA 1
This course is a basic introduction to agricultural technology. At the end of the course students will have an understanding of the various types of systems and the basic components of an aquaponics system. Joseph Weeks

SEC A1 TH Hybrid W 6:00 - 8:00PM
4, 11, 18 and 25 March $150

Water Quality

Drinking Water Quality Controls TDS HEA6
This course offers a holistic approach to water quality control in Bermuda and is designed to enhance the knowledge of workers and specialists in the field. Additionally, this course aims to raise awareness and understanding of the different facets of water quality control and how they interplay among a broad spectrum of private, government and other sectors. Tarik Smith

SEC A1 WH W108 M 9:00AM - 5:00PM
7 December $495

SEC A2 WH W108 M/T 6:00PM - 9:00PM
8 December $495

Best Practices for Residential Water Management in Bermuda TDS HEA7
This course is designed to equip attendees with basic skills for managing their residential water and wastewater installations based on best practices and international guidelines. Students will learn the basic of drinking water treatment, water conservation and concepts for managing your water and waste water in Bermuda. 

SEC A1 WH W108 M 9:00AM - 5:00PM
30 November $295

Water Management

Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment & Management TDS HEA8
This interactive course is geared at maintenance personnel, facility managers as well as educators, students, and specialists in the field of wastewater treatment and management in Bermuda. Through a blend of interactive lectures and hands-on practical sessions, this course aims to provide attendees with a basic knowledge of the concepts and tools essential for operating wastewater treatment facilities.

SEC A1 WH W108 M 9:00AM - 5:00PM
14 December $345
Tarik Smith

Building Financial Literacy

An introduction to basic money and financial concepts to help you build practical financial skills and begin to take control of and manage your financial future. A four-part series, with certificate upon completion. 
Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society Bermuda

Financial Literacy Part 1 The Basics of Budgeting and Savings TDS FIN1
Begin to think about your goals, both now and for the future. Learn how to figure out your current financial situation. Discover the basics of budgeting and savings through hands on examples and using readily available tools to assist.

SEC A1 W 6:00 - 9:00PM
30 September

Financial Literacy Part 2 Income, Expenses and Debt
Having a plan and taking time to think about your outgoing as well as your incoming funds provides an opportunity to improve how to use the funds you have. Learn how all debt is not the same and how to differentiate between good debt and bad debt. This session will show how you can prioritise your expenses and avoid common mistakes.

SEC A1 W 6:00 - 9:00PM
7 October 

Financial Literacy Part 3 Planning for Your Retirement TDS FIN3
Think about your retirement goals and plan for your future. This session will help you understand retirement planning fundamentals including setting up your retirement goals, implementing a savings programme and exploring sources of retirement income. Highlights of the Bermuda Pension scheme will be explained.

SECA1 W 6:00 - 9:00PM
14 October

Financial Literacy Part 4 Putting It All Together TDS FIN4
This final session will review all the concepts and discuss practical tips. A panel with all the presenters will be there to review real life examples and answer questions.

SEC A1 W 6:00 - 9:00PM
21 October

Note: Students must register and complete the full series of 4 workshops in order to receive the certificate. The cost is $80 for the workshop series.

Data Privacy

Gearing up for PIPA, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance TDS SECUR 6
Data breaches and cyber-attacks are becoming a big conversation in and out of boardrooms. Courses focus on empowering individuals as Bermuda prepares for PIPA, GDPR and similar legislation, and the requirements for cyber security. We will cover Extraterritorial Scope of data privacy and cyber security legislation (data transfers), data protection basics, protecting data in the cloud, BYOD, incident response, and cyber resilience. Taheera Lovell, Cha’Von Clarke-Joell

SEC A1 Distance Education T 10:00AM - 1:00PM
1 September – 29th $500
*$1,275 Combination Data Privacy with Privacy Officer Courses*
*$1,800 Combination Data Privacy with Privacy Officer & Practitioner Courses*

Privacy Officer Foundation TDS SECUR 10
Gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to fulfill the Privacy Officer role under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Foundation training will cover topics such as key points in the legislation, responding to subject access requests, and how to conduct a privacy impact assessment. On successful completion of the Foundation certificate, participants interested in the Privacy Officer career opportunity will continue on to study incident investigations, response management, and reporting for the Practitioner certificate..

SEC A1 Distance Education
1 October – 12 October $800
Induction session:
1 October R 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Teaching sessions:
5, 7, 9 October MWFS 10:00AM - 12:00PM
12 October M 9:00AM - 7:00PM

SEC A2 Distance Education
30 October – 6 November $800
Induction session:
30 October F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Teaching sessions:
2, 4 November MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
6 November F 9:00AM - 7:00PM
*$1,350 Combination Privacy Officer & Practitioner Courses*

Privacy Officer Foundation& Practioner TDS SECUR 20
Gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to fulfill the Privacy Officer role under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Foundation and Practitioner course is an ideal way to strengthen your understanding of the legislation and prepare for the new Privacy Officer career opportunity by learning or enhancing skills to respond to information requests and privacy impact assessments. The Foundation covers topics such as key points in the PIPA legislation, responding to subject access requests, and how to conduct a privacy impact assessment.

SEC A1 Distance Education
14 October – 23 October $1,350
Introduction session:
14 October W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Teaching sessions:
16, 19, 21 October FMW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
23 October F 9:00AM - 7:00PM
SEC A2 Distance Education
9 – 18 November $1,350
Introduction session:
9 November M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Teaching sessions:
11, 13 November MW 10:00AM - 1:00PM
18 November W 9:00AM - 7:00PM

This basic course covers the syllabus for the Marine and Ports Local Licenses to “C” Class covering coastal navigation in local and international waters.

The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for medication management to the elderly in order to optimise medication use prevent adverse drug events, reduce drug expenditure and wastage. Students will learn from expert nurses, physicians and pharmacists with relevant clinical background from local practice.

This course covers medical terminology, symbols, abbreviations, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in health care today. Medical terms related to all major body systems will be covered. Whether you are new to the medical profession, or you just need a refresher class, this medical terminology course is for you.

Beginners:  For adults who speak very little English. Join in this small group where participants develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 

Intermediate: Students must have an intermediate level of fluency in speaking and reading English for this course. The focus will be on four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will work to improve their grammar, use of idioms, reading and writing. Discussions will be related to various topics of student interest.

Note: students will be assessed using a competency test to determine placement.

Duane Jones
Cyril Whitter, Jr. |  BC ALUMNI
CLASS OF 1978 - Diploma in Accountancy


Independent Management Ltd. | President, CEO

"I graduated from The Berkeley Institute, couldn’t find a job, and decided to go instead to Bermuda College. I enrolled in the accountancy programme, which was a three-year course at the time.

I was on schedule to graduate in 1978, but before I even graduated, my accounting professor, Mr. Ian Graham, had secured a job for me. I started working as an Insurance Accountant at Jardine Pinehurst Management Company, a company that managed insurance companies, when I was 20 years old, and had no idea about the field I was entering.  It was my introduction to the international insurance industry. Bermuda College prepared me so well, I could confidently navigate any business environment with the skills I learned: business, management, statistics, accounting, law, and em-ployment practices.  In my first seven years at Jardine Pinehurst, I was promoted three times. At 27, I was Vice President of the Company. The quality of a Bermuda College education will get your foot in the door; after that, it’s completely and totally up to you.

For a time, I worked with my father in construction.  That’s where I gained my work ethic. He always said ‘If you’re going to do a job, do it well.’ He wanted to see me succeed in my profession as an accountant. So when I would work until 9 or 9:30 every night at Jardine, it wasn’t because I had to, or was told to; it was because I wanted to be like him and seek excellence in everything I pursued.

The fact that the College has diversified its offerings, is a wonderful thing. I didn’t finish my Bachelor’s degree, and while it didn’t matter as much, back in 1978, it won’t work in 2021. College should do two things: expand your mind about the world around you; and prepare you academically to compete successfully in it. Bermuda College should be considered as part of that journey. Everything that I have done, I did on the strength of my education at Bermuda College."

In his own words ...