Diploma in Disaster Management & Preparedness


General Information

Duration:1 Year

Certification: KIPM Examination Board


Many organizations need personnel with solid social studies 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 Business planning and Management and enable them to be able to involve the communities in the whole process of business implementation


This course is tailored to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes that should enable him/her to professionally indulge in various intervention areas in order to enhance the coping mechanism of the community members.

Course Content/ Units

* Introduction to Communication Skills
    * Psychology and Human behavior
    * Counselling Process and Practice v Human Growth and Development
    * Social Research Methods v Introduction to Family and Marriage
    * Information Communication Technology v Basic Counselling Skills
    * HIV/AIDS awareness and Management v Counselling Special Groups
    * Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation v Supervision in Counselling
    * Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling v Project
    * Introduction to human sexuality

Special excursions, facilitation of attachment, guidance and counselling and a flexible mode of study.


Intakes are in Jan /June/ September

The recruitment for the January intake is done between November and December; June intake is done between February to March and September intake is done between July to August.

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.


  • Morning Sessions Only - (8.00 AM - 12.00 PM)
  • Afternoon Sessions Only -(2.00 PM - 5.00 PM)
  • Evening Sessions Only (5.30 PM - 7.30 PM)
  • Saturday Sessions Only (8.00 AM - 5.30 PM)
  • Saturday & Sunday Only (8.00 AM - 5.30 PM)
  • 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 effectively supervise the student irrespective of their mode of study.

During the study period students will be required to do WORK BASED ASSIGNMENTS which will account for 15% and CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST (CAT) another 15% making a total of 30% of the final scores. At the end of each semester the final examinations will be taken and will account for 70% of the final score.

Entry Requirements
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: K.C.S.E. Grade D+/Division IV K.C.E. K.C.S.E. C- /Div. III in K.C.E., Certificate in Social Work/Community Development/Community Health
Fees Structure & Payment Procedure
Distance Learning  and E- Learning Mode Fees
Amount (Kshs)
Application Fee ( Non-Refundable)  
Tuition Fees (Distance Learners) 48,000
Examination Fees 3,000
Assignment Defense Fees 10,000
Library 5,000
Total 68,000

On campus Mode Fees
Amount (Kshs)
Application Fee ( Non-Refundable)  
Tuition Fees (On campus) 70,000
Examination Fees 3,000
Assignment Defense Fees 10,000
Library 5,000
Total 90,000

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:
'Project Management Group Ltd.' A/c No. 01136056408200 Cooperative Bank, Stima Plaza Branch Nairobi.

Swift code (KCOOKENA),Sort code (11035)

To facilitate admission, students must complete the form and return/send to us with the following relevant documents:
    - Copies of Relevant Academic certificates
    - Two coloured passport size photographs
    - A copy of National ID or Passport
    - Detailed CV

At 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

For more information, kindly contact the Training Coordinator on Tel: +254 20 2016637 or 0727 595550 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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