Diploma in Domestic Personal Assistant (CityU)

Aim of the programme

The need for home and community-based caregiving is one of the most compelling issues of our time. It will affect nearly every family in the world. In order to be ready to meet the increasing demand for home and community- based services this diploma will develop a capable and professional workforce of Domestic Personal Assistants.

Language of Instruction


Programme Duration ECTS / (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)

2 Years / 120 ECTS


CENG-105 English Communication and Writing
CHOS-106 Food & Beverage Service Operations
CDPA-101 Fundamental Skills of Care giving I
Language Elective Language Elective I
CSOC-101 Sociology & Culture
CDPA-112 Fundamental Skills of Care Giving II
CDPA-114 Health, Safety and First Aid
CDPA-116 Shopping and Household Resource Operations
CDPA-118 Child Growth, Development & Behaviour
CCUL-130 Basic Cookery I
CCUL-210 Basic Cookery II
CDPA-202 Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Beverages
Language Elective Language Elective II
CBUS-211 General Business Skills
CDPA-204 Family  Psychology
CDPA-210 Savoir Vivre
CDPA-212 Fundamentals of Gardening
CDPA-214 Nutrition and dietary patterns
CDPA-216 Event Planning
CDPA-218 Self-development Theories & Practice

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Teaching Methods

Students can design, with their professors’ assistance, their method of studying. At the same time, the course structure and the various teaching methods have been designed to support this practice. Micro-teaching is encouraged through the use of specific international practices such as case studies, while practical training is complemented by the use of appropriate materials, videos, computer software, etc.

The teaching material is presented through a mix of lectures, seminars and workshops. *Some teaching methods might not apply to all subjects.

An effective way of presenting the educational material in an interactive and collaborative way

Tutorial meetings
Provided to assist students with any questions they may have

Laboratories are the transition from theory to practice

Case studies
Present and elaboration on real or virtual complex issues

Lectures by distinguished speakers
To update students on current issues related to their studies

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Registration requirements

All applicants should meet the following conditions:

Admission procedures

  • CUCN Application form
  • Examination of Academic documents
  • Examination of documents required by Local authorities – For International students


Academic entry requirements

  • High School Leaving Certificates 10th& 12thLevel (min 50% GPA) – International students
  • High School Leaving Certificate (min 60% / 12 out of 20) – European students
  • English Language Certificate.

Students that show no proof of English proficiency must take the Placement Test and depending on how they score they will be placed in either one (1) or two (2) semesters Foundation program. *International students are requested to submit a number of other supportive documents required by the Cyprus Migration departments

Why study at City Unity College?

Accredited Programmes of Study
Experienced Academic Staff
Affordable tuition fees
Programme flexibility
Fingertip access to all learning material (Online & Mobile App learning platform - eClass)
Collaboration with overseas Universities
Modern technology used in classrooms, amphitheaters and laboratories
College campus composed of 4 buildings (modern cafeterias, restaurant, conference facilities)
Multi workshops and seminars with guest speakers from the industry
Strong student support services
Opportunity support in research
Member of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme

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