Diploma Project Management

   General Information

Duration: 8 Months
Certification: KIPM Examination Board

Many organizations need personnel with solid Project Management competence. Individuals who possess the skills, knowledge, and experiences required to successfully manage projects will increasingly be in high demand in this growing professional field. Certification is highly regarded in part because it improves one’s capability to deliver better, faster, and less expensive services and products.

The courses’ objective is to equip students with knowledge and skills in Project planning and Management and enable them to be able to involve the communities in the whole process of project implementation

The course is useful to learners from all disciplines who manage or are about to manage big or small projects as part of their work.

The following are the course units:The course is divided into six modules covering the following units:

Module 1: Project Identification & Analysis

Project design – LogFrame methodologies
Project Cycle Management
Outcomes & Deliverables
Functional Analysis
Terms of Reference (ToRs)
Project Case

Assignment 1: Concept Paper

Module 2: Project Appraisal & Assessment

Risk Management
Health & Safety Management
Work Breakdown Structures
Organisational Structures
Client-Beneficiary-Stakeholder Link
Fall-Back & Contingency

Assignment 2: Project Appraisal Report

Module 3: Project Definition & Planning

Leadership & Performance Management
Specs, Standards & Targets
Roles & Responsibilities
Legislation & Contracts
Gantts Perts & Resources
Time, Quality & Cost Modeling

Assinment 3: Project Plan

Module 4: Financial Management & Approval

Budgets & Cross-Tabs
Financial Modelling & Ranking
Resourcing using PM Software
Financial Approval

Assinment 4: Baseline Plan

Module 5: Project Management & Implementation

Change Management
Conflict Management & Negotiation
Implementation, Tracking & Monitoring
Reports & Presentation
Slippage, Crashing & Variation

Assignment 5: Implementation Report

Module 6: Project Closure & Handover

Contract Closure
Handover Checklists
Contingency & Fall-Back Plan
Tracking Gantt
Project Evaluations against ToRs
Final Reports

Assignment 6: Final Evaluation Report & Documentation

Intakes are in Jan / May/ September

Kindly be informed that due to high demand of our training services, competition for places is also high hence prospective students will be given admission on first come first serve basis. Only suitably qualified applicants will be considered.

Modes of Study Include:

Through lectures, tutorials, seminars/ journal clubs, practical and a research project.


  • Saturday Sessions Only (8.00 AM – 11.00 am)
  • Distance Learning Only (Meeting once a month on a Saturday)
  • E-learning Only (Consultation and Examination done online)

Learners will be attached to a tutor to guide them in their assignments. The tutor will be somebody with PM knowledge in order to effectively supervise the student irrespective of their mode of study.

There will be CATs after every Module and main exams after end of 8 months which will total your final certification grade.

– A mean grade of C and above in KCSE
– A Certificate and /or a diploma and /or Advanced diploma and /or Degree in any field

Note: Only qualified applicants will be given go ahead to pay the required tuition and other forms of fees.

Distance Learning  and E- Learning Mode Fees

Amount (Kshs)
Application Fee ( Non-Refundable) 2,000
Tuition Fees (Distance Learners)
Examination Fees
Assignment Defense Fees

On campus Mode Fees

Amount (Kshs)
Application Fee ( Non-Refundable) 2,000
Tuition Fees (On campus)
Examination Fees
Assignment Defense Fees

Payment Mode:

Non-refundable application fee of Ksh. 2,000 to be sent with application forms and relevant certificates.

Students will be allowed to pay fees in the following schemes:

  1. Payment in full
  2. Payment in two (2) installments
  3. Payment in three (3) installments

NB: Non-East African students pay 25% more on all charges.Fee is payable by bankers cheque or cash deposit to:
‘Nacenda Excel Team.’ A/c No.  1210351331 KCB Bank, Kipande Branch Nairobi.

To facilitate admission, students must complete the form and return/send to us with the following relevant documents:
– Copies of Academic certificates
– Two coloured passport size photographs
– A copy of National ID or Passport
– Detailed CVAt enquiry stage, the applicant is issued the official KIPM course application form downloadable at home page or
Click on the icon to Download Application Form  Note: Only qualified applicants will be given go ahead to pay the required tuition and other forms of fees.

For more information, kindly contact the Training Coordinator on Tel: +254 20 2016637 or 0727 595550 or email: kipmtraining@kipm.co.ke / kipmtraining@gmail.com

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