Courses Offered At NVTI

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NVTI is one of the best Training Institutes in Ghana, find below all the courses offered at NVTI:

a) Apprentice Training

i) School-Based Apprenticeship

The Institute operates thirty-four (34) vocational Institutes dotted all over the country training the youth in some twenty-eight (28) skill areas.

1. Entry Requirements to NVTI Centres

Entry to the centres is generally open to persons with the following qualifications:

  • BECE Certificate with passes in Mathematics, General Studies and English
  • Holders of Middle School Leaving Certificate
  • Sponsored apprentices with basic educational background
  • Evidence of at least 2 years Secondary School or SHS education

2. Course Duration

The Course is designed for 4 years leading to the Certificate II Certificate. An Application Form is obtainable at each Centre. The training year starts in January. Entrance examinations are conducted between October and December each year with each Centre setting its own date for the examination.

3. Uniform

School uniforms are provided by the trainees in the chosen colours of each Centre.

4. Tools

Tools depend on each course and are on loan for use at the Centres. Any loss which is found to be due to negligence on the part of a trainee is paid for by him/her.

5. Tests

Trainees are eligible to sit for the following Test Grades during and after 4 years training:

  • Foundation Certificate
  • Certificate I
  • Certificate II

ii) Workshop-Based Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Department has the responsibility of planning, organizing and conducting Apprentice training for shop, floor and middle level craftsmen in the informal sector for industry and self-employment nationwide.

Its other functions are to:

Register and train Apprentices in the informal sector nationwide.

Organise refresher courses for Domestic and Technical Inspectors.

Monitor activities of the training Centres that train the Apprentices to ensure quality training.

Plan and prepare action plans with trainers of informal apprentices.

Organise seminars to review activities of the informal training centres.

Provide assistance in the selection of tools, equipment and training materials for informal apprenticeship.

Award certificates to apprentices who complete training successfully.

Monitor the effective utilization and safety of tools, equipment and training materials.

Recommend appropriate training for Master Craftsmen.

Arrange training programmes for apprentices at the NVTI Centres.

Put in place the infrastructure for informal apprenticeship.

Maintain and update a register for apprentices trained.

Maintain and update a register of all Master Craftsmen and their workshops.

Periodically carry out training needs assessment in new areas for apprentice training.

b)   Training and Development

The Training and Development Department run the following courses:

Secretarial Proficiency

In-plant Training  (Which is custom made)

Instructional Techniques Course

Instructional Techniques Course for Driver Instructors

Defensive Driving Course

Driver Instructor Course

Receptionist and Front Desk Officers Course

Transport Management Course

Safety and Security Course

Strategic Driving Course

Book-keeping Course

Upgrading Printing Course


1.Receptionist and Front Desk Officers CourseOn completion of the course participants will be:
a)   More familiar with customer reception techniques.
b)   Able to establish a good report with customers.
c)   More familiar and organized in general office duties.
a)   The role of the Receptionist/Front Desk Officers in the organization.
b)   Maintaining and projecting the organizations image.
c)   Receiving calls and visitors.
d)   Emotional intelligence.
e)   Human relation
f)   Effective communication
g)   Stress management
h)   The Receptionist and the information technology.
Workers engaged as Front Desk/Receptionist, Secretaries, Typist, Clerical Officers.
2.Secretarial Proficiency CourseOn completion of the course participants will have the ability to:
a)   Critically re-evaluate their personal and interpersonal effectiveness.
b)   Expand their personal effectiveness through the acquisition of assertiveness.
c)   Manage their time effectively.
a)   The interpersonal skills for the effective Secretary.
b)   Assertiveness in communication.
c)   Secretaries as co-ordinators and team support.
d)   Dealing with different customers.
e)   Telephone techniques.
f)   Filling and records management.
g)   Report writing.
h)   Successfully handling a meeting
i)   Stress management
j)   Use of office materials and equipment
k)   Time management
Workers engaged as Private Secretaries, Stenographer Secretaries, Administrative Assistants.     
3.Defensive Driving CourseOn completion of the programme, participants will:
a)   Have consolidated and extended their knowledge and skills in the driving profession.
b)   Be able to safely handle motor vehicles and will be more familiar with defensive driving techniques aimed at accident prevention.
c)   Be able to apply their knowledge to specific emergency situations on the road.
a)   General Layout
Chassis, Axle, Gearbox differential, Spring, Shock absorbers, Battery, Steering, Vehicle components, Braking systems, Starter motor, Generator, Alternator, etc.b)   Engine Types
Diesel engine, Petrol engine, In-line engine, Rotary engine, V-engine, Horizontal/Flat gas engine, Air-cooled, Water-cooled engine.c)   Types of Tyres
Tyre construction, Inner tubes, Types of ply, Tubeless tyres and Tyre rotation.d)   Types of Roads
Highways, Motorways, Trunk roads, Dual carriage ways, Streets, Round-about, Cross roads, Road junctions etc.e)   Road Signs
Warning signs, Regulatory signs, Informatory signs, (Post, boards, marking mileage charts, etc.)f)   Traffic Regulation
Accident reporting, Duties of Testing Officers, Vehicle road worthiness, Insurance (Types and claims, Driving license, Log book, Fuel returns, First aid)g) Driving Techniques
(Practical Driving)
Pre-ignition activities, Clutching, Engine gears (acceleration and deceleration, use of driving mirrors, driving responsibilities).h)   Routine Maintenance
Water level in radiator, oil level in sump, brake fluid level in the ports, fuel levels in the tank, tyre pressure and wheel nuts, fan belt tension, lighting system, wipers, instrument panel.i)   Vehicle Washing
Need for washing vehicle, precaution in washing vehicle, washing the body, engine, chassis.j)   Road Accidents (Causes)
Acceleration (Overspeeding), non-maintenance, careless use of vehicle, drunk driving, poor vision, unfamiliar road, bad road, tiredness, tension, non-observation of road signs and traffic regulation.
Professional drivers within the public and private sector.
4.Strategic Driving CourseOn completion of the course, participants will:
a)   Have consolidated and extended their knowledge in defensive driving,
b)   Be familiar with the principles involved in strategic driving.
c)   Be familiar with the skills involved in Protocol Driving.
d)   Be able to safely handle motor vehicle.
Transport management, transport policies and programming, report writing, role and responsibilities of a supervisor, effective communication, mechanical principles and procedure, time management, vehicle maintenance etc.Holders of Defensive Driving Certificate.
5.Instructional Techniques CourseAt the end of the training programme, participants will have acquired the appropriate knowledge and techniques, in the delivery of vocational skills in their various trade areas.
Have acquired and can impart their knowledge in instructional techniques.
Be able to safely manage situations in applying the appropriate instructional techniques.
Application of effective instructional techniques, Preparation of content of instructional materials, effective methods of instructional materials , use of learning resources, principles of teaching.Instructors in vocational training, Master Craft Persons.
6.Instructional Techniques for Driver Instructors CourseOn completion of the course, participants will:
a)   Be familiar with teaching methodology.
b)   Be familiar with the elements of imparting skills in driving.
c)   Be familiar with the principles of planning and organizing a driving school.
d)   have consolidated and extended their knowledge in defensive driving.
Role of an Instructor, Lesson Planning Scheme of work, Lesson Presentation, Motivation, Legal Obligation, Traffic Regulation, Management of Driving School, Vehicle Components, Mechanical Principles, Driving Theory, Skill and Procedures, Defensive driving, Road Management, First Aid, Fire Prevention/Fighting, Highway Code etc.Instructors employed to instruct at Driving schools but without any pedagogical skills.
7.In-plant Training CourseOn completion of the programme, participants will have consolidated and extended their knowledge and skills in in-plant operation and routine maintenance of industrial machines.To be determined according to needs.Skilled industrial machine operators, within the public and private sector and interested individuals.
8.Upgrading for Printing and Allied TradesThe overall objective of the training programme is to upgrade the knowledge in printing technology and to enhance the capabilities of staff in the establishment to increase productivity and profit.
Also participants should be able to:
a)   Produce graphics to a prescribed project brief.
b)   Prepare layout with technical specifications.
c)   Estimate and cost jobs at short period.
d)   Appreciate team work in printing and allied trade areas.
e)   Calculate papers in simple methods to avoid waste, etc.
a)   Workshop safety practices and classification of fires.
b)   Printing paper sizes (150 and 351) and their sub-divisions.
c)   Introduction to printing processes – (1) Prepress (II) Press (III) Print Finish.
d)   Printing systems of measurement.
e)   Paper calculation – outs and quantity – scientific method.
f)   Finding page/matte areas and margins for jobs (5th and 3rd methods).
g)   Preparing the layout – steps to take.
h)   Ruling up of sheets and parts of a book – prelims, text and additional.
i)   Imposition schemes – 4 pages, 8 pages, 12 pages, 16 pages and upwards.
j)   Signature in printing technology and printing correction symbols.
k)   Colour mixing and printing basic and care of inks..
l)   Basic costing and estimating, etc.
Workshop Managers, Supervisors, Typesetters, Binder, Machine Minders, Darkroom staff, Estimators and others involved in the production of printing jobs (Both private and public organisations).
9.Safety and Security CourseOn completion of the programme, participants will have consolidated and extended their knowledge and skills in safety observations and security duties.
b)   Be able to handle safety equipment and situations in time of disaster and efficiency perform security duties.
c)   be able to apply their knowledge to specific emergency situations at workplace.
a)   Security Duties
Preparation of duty roster, Allocation of duties, Execution and supervision  of duties, Human Relations.b)   Safety
Disaster approach, Disaster control and use of safety bodies.
Security Officers of organizations and private individuals.
10.Book-Keeping CourseOn completing the programme, participants will have consolidated and extended their knowledge and skill in the Book-keeping career.
a)   Be able to efficiently conduct transactions in all the basic books relating to the book-keeping career.
b)   Be able to apply and use the rules and regulations governing the career effectively.
The use of Ledgers, Vouchers, Receipt books, Tally-cards, Preparation of basic Accounts, eg. Profit and loss Account, Basic knowledge in management, skills and