Welcome to the Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE)

The Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE) is a self-sustaining and income-generating unit that will provide leadership in addressing the professional development and community education needs of the Territory and by extension, the Caribbean Region. It forms part of the Workforce Training Division at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

CPDCE was previously known as the office of Centres & Institutes (C&I). This office has been rebranded and re-structured to better meet the needs of the business and general community.

C & I was originally responsible for short term training, customised training and personal enrichment courses. CPDCE has now broadened its scope by separating its core responsibilities into professional development and community education.

Specifically, Professional Development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement that encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from College certifications to formal workshops, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in internationally acceptable principles and practices. On the other hand, Community Education encompasses all those approaches and activities that are concerned with life-long learning that has been established through educational and enrichment programmes within the local community.

In order for us to adequately meet your professional development and community education needs, we invite you to visit our website via the provided link below. We truly want to make a difference in your personal and professional endeavours.


The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in collaboration with the BVI Football Association now offers access to courses that are offered by the International Soccer Science and Performance Federation. (ISSPF). All interested persons can now sign up.

To apply for classes, persons will fill out the application form by clicking on the link http://sonis.hlscc.edu.vg/CE_Intro1.cfm.  Upon receipt of payment of $25.00(US), you will receive an email from the College with a link to the courses.

“Developing Professionals – Enriching the Community”

For further information regarding CPDCE’s courses or programmes, please contact:

Veronique Forbes-King
CPDCE Manager

***Please note that CPDCE’s offerings are also available at HLSCC’s Virgin Gorda Centre. For further information regarding CPDCE’s courses or programmes now offered at the Virgin Gorda Centre, please contact:

Vanessa Rymer
Executive Assistant