Participatory Development Centre has a registered academic arm that is charged with the delivery of short and long term development training programmes. It seeks to deliver quality and market oriented training courses in Sub Saharan Africa. The training programmes target those working with the governmental agencies, NGOs, Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), CBOs, Civil Society among others.
Purpose of the Diploma Programs
The diploma program is designed to produce qualified community workers / professsionals with knowledge, practical skills and positive attitudes necessary to identify opportunities, manage and solve societal challenges towards holistic human development.
MODE OF STUDY
The Training is designed in four modes of learning as outlined below:
1. Full Time
Students attend classes daily i.e Monday to Friday. Practical learning sessions are held with periodic
field visits to developent projects.
2. Part Time
Learners will attend evening and Saturday classes
3. Distant Learning
Learners will recieve reading materials on each unit (covering at least 3 units per semester), with three
academic dialogues workshops held in April, August and December. This is an opportunity
for students to have a one-on-one interactive learning experiences with their lecturers and fellow students.
Students will download learning materials from the institution’s website (covering at least 3 units per
semester). They will interact and be lectured by seasoned trainers via the internet on a regular basis.
2.01: DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY FOCUSED DEVELOPMENT
2.02: DIPLOMA IN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
2.02.1: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT (ICM)
2.03: DIPLOMA IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT
2.04: DIPLOMA IN HIV/AIDS MANAGEMENT (ABMA)
Examinations are administered by several examination bodies namely:
- Participatory Development Centre (PDC)
- Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
- Institute Of Commercial Management (ICM-UK)
- Association of Business managers and Administrators (ABMA-UK)
PDC does not offer in house accommodation for students. However, upon request arrangements can be made to secure safe accommodation for students. This cost is met directly by the students