Professional Development Centre

Professional Development Centre

It takes a lot of factors to run and sustain a successful organisation: talent, luck, creativity, technology, and a favourable economic environment. One key element to sustainable success is leadership talent -- a strong bench of both deep content experts and highly skilled and innovative organisational implementers, each at different stages of their career development yet all in sync with the organisation's culture, values and goals.

Each organisation needs a leadership cadre, not just a few superstars! The UCCI Professional Development Centre can help reinvigorate your organisation by empowering the professionals who work there -- through internationally-benchmarked standards and proven techniques that are quick and cost-effective. PDC partners with practicing local and international experts to bring the latest and greatest right here to Grand Cayman.



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The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at UCCI is your online resource for intellectual enrichment and professional development programmes at UCCI.


  • Executive Certificate in Global Leadership
  • Legal Support and Administration Certificate
  • Customised Training


To apply for the Executive Certificate in Global Leadership or the Legal Support and Administration Certificate, please complete this form and submit to

PDC courses are designed with busy working professionals in mind. Courses in the Executive Certificate in Global Leadership and the Legal Support and Administration Certificate can be taken and paid for individually.

An application fee of $25 is required to enrol in any non-degree programme offered through the Professional Development Centre. Tuition and other fees vary per programme. Please visit specific programme sections for further information.


The Professional Development Centre (PDC) at the University College of the Cayman Islands UCCI offers an extensive array of educational opportunities specifically designed to help businesses and organisations in the Cayman Islands meet today’s multifaceted and international challenges.

As a result of a new focus on global competitiveness, UCCI's business and management programmes offered through the Department of Business Studies and Professional Development at the University College of the Cayman Islands are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

For those seeking to hone their professional skills without the extensive time commitment of a full degree, UCCI’s PDC presents an Executive Certificate in Global Leadership. Offered jointly with the Florida International University Center for Leadership, ranked Number 1 for Leadership Development among United States educational institutions by, the Executive Certificate seminars will only require a commitment of two days each month over an eight-month period beginning in October. Seminar topics include “Developing a Personal Leadership Brand” and “Motivating and Developing Others”.

UCCI is also continuing to meet the unique needs of local businesses through custom-designed professional development. When the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) wanted to design an Educational Series for its members, UCCI was picked as the teaching partner with state-of-the-art training facilities and highly credentialed faculty members available for maximum effectiveness.

Students served by the PDC at UCCI get more than classes—they gain expertise. The PDC leverages UCCI’s strengths through a fully credentialed faculty, a dedication to flexible learning opportunities for working adults, collaboration with internationally superior educational partners, and a single-minded responsiveness to the needs of local businesses.

Learn more about these and other educational opportunities and take the first step toward your brighter future by arranging a free, no commitment private consultation.


Executive Certificate

Offered jointly with the Florida International University (FIU) Center for Leadership, the UCCI Executive Certificate in Global Leadership (ECGL) provides participants with the knowledge and skills relevant to global leadership in business, organisations and government. The programme features guest lecturers from FIU, UCCI and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association.

Designed to minimise time away from work, the intensive sessions are scheduled on weekends and cover a broad range of business and management topics:

  • Motivating and Developing Others
  • Developing a Personal Leadership Brand
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Accelerating Your Leadership
  • Financial Management and Business Development
  • Accounting for Business Executives
  • Talent Management in Organisations
  • Marketing Communications and Public Relations

Assessments: NEO-FFI Assessment and Core Value Insights

Download a programme brochure.

Seminars begin April 5, 2019. Register for the full programme by March 29, 2019. 

Sign up for individual seminars.


Legal Support and Administration Certificate

Designed to meet the needs of Cayman-based firms, UCCI’s Legal Support and Administration certificate program is particularly suitable for persons working in an administrative or secretarial capacity in the legal or a related sector, those wishing to secure employment within this field, and those wishing to increase their knowledge of legal and administrative procedures.

This certificate programme is offered two evenings each week spanning Fall and Spring semesters and two evenings per week during the short Summer session. Stu-dents are given a maximum of two years to complete the courses required for graduation.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are normally expected to have at least three external examination passes and at least two years’ experience working within the legal environment, or 2 to 3 years of employment in a secretarial or administrative position, or 3 CXC (General Level) subjects at Grades I – III or equivalent. 

  • All applicants must be able to type at a minimum speed of 25 wpm as a speed of 50 wpm is required for certification.

  • All prospective students are required to take the UCCI English placement exam and a typing speed test.

  • COSTS: The cost of each course is $330 (a total of $1650), plus books and administration fees.


Download the 2018 LSA flyer.

Download the 2018 Conyers Dill and Pearman LSA Scholarship flyer.

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification

The Course:

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among professionals interested in pursuing a career in technology.  MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts.

What is included?

  • Microsoft Networking and Security Fundamentals (2-Pack for MTA Exams 98-366 and 98-367)
  • Certificate of Completion

The Cost: CI $795 (Plus Books and Exams)

Schedule: Weekdays

Start Date: Monday, October 1st, 2018


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Customised Training

Thinking of improving your front office operations? Arranging a special professional development session for your association? Let the UCCI Professional Development Centre customise training solutions to overcome your organisation's unique challenges.

We have experts who can facilitate training in customer service, grammar, Microsoft Office, business communications, Quickbooks and more. When the Cayman Islands Tourism Association wanted to design an Educational Series for its members, the PDC was picked as the top teaching partner with its state-of-the-art training facilities and highly credentialed faculty members available for maximum effectiveness. PDC was also Logic's chosen provider for Basic Grammar training for their staff.

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