The course is designed to equip the trainee with relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him/her to perform administrative duties as a middle level manager in a firm. The course is packaged in three modules namely:

Diploma in Project Management Module I

Diploma in Project Management Module II

Diploma in Project Management Module III

The course is concerned with the application of project management principles in business performance as well as implementation of procedures and processes related to management of business projects.


Students who acquire a project management diploma usually choose to become project assistant managers/ officers. As a project assistant manager/ officers, you can work in a variety of fields and manage many different types of projects. Some examples include: Information Technology projects, Construction projects, Business implementation projects, Reengineering projects

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION: Bachelors degree in Project Management, Bachelors degree in Commerce (Project Management Option)


  1. Passed relevant craft course in project management OR
  2. Passed KCSE with an average of C- (C MINUS) OR
  3. Equivalent qualifications as determined by KNEC

The course is designed to help a student to:

  1. Recognise the role played by the different departments in a firm.
  2. Use tools of analysis in project decision making in a firm.
  3. Communicate effectively in day to day business management activities.
  4. Apply legal aspects in management of business projects
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of emerging issues in project management.
  6. Recognize self-employment as an alternative to formal employment.


CATS (Internal)…………………………… 30%

Main Exam (External- KNEC)……………. 70%

Industrial Attachment/ Internship of 660 Hours before end of the course.


Communication skills

Life skills



Financial Accounting

Fundamentals of Project Management

Resource Mobilisation

Project Financing




Cost Accounting

Project Quality Management

Quantitative Techniques

Project Procurement & Management

Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Project Management Information Systems

Business Plan


Operations Management

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

Risk Management in Projects

Legal Issues in project Management

Principles & Practice of Management

Research Methods

Trade Project