The Certificate in Project Preparation and Implementation is composed of 10 lessons, from the identification of a project up to the packaging and selling of the feasibility study.
Lesson 1. Introduction to Project Development and Management
Lesson 2. Techniques of Project Identification
Lesson 3. Preparing the Marketing Component of PFS
Lesson 4. Preparing the Technical/Production Component of PFS
Lesson 5. Preparing the Organization and Management Component of PFS
Lesson 6. Preparing the Financial Component of PFS
Lesson 7. Preparing the Socio-economic and Environmental Component of PFS
Lesson 8. Project Implementation Techniques and Procedures
Lesson 9. Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Lesson 10.Project Packaging and Advocacy
To finish the certificate program, the student has to satisfactorily comply with the three requirements:
- Satisfactory completion of 10 lessons (3 credit units);
- Submission of a project feasibility study; and
- Presentation of a feasibility study in a seminar.
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Project Development and Management
The module lesson will present the basic concepts of a project development and management, project cycle and project feasibility study; its importance and uses, and a brief overview of its components and format.
Lesson 2 - Techniques of Project Identification
The sources of project ideas, factors to consider, and the criteria to be used in project selection.
Lesson 3 - Preparing the Marketing Component of PFS
The determination of present and future demand and supply of an identified product or service, the demand-supply gap, and the marketing program to be used.
Lesson 4 - Preparing the Technical/Production Component of PFS
The production/service provisions processes, machineries and equipment, plant location, design and lay-out of building and structures, raw materials and utilities needed are the major concerns.
Lesson 5 -
Preparing the Organization and Management Component of PFS
Presents the organizational structure, staffing, duties and responsibilities of personnel, salaries and wages, and the policies and regulations needed in project operation. It also includes identification of activities and time table before the project is implemented up to its normal operations.
Lesson 6 -
Preparing the Financial Component of PFS
The lesson focuses on the financial needs of the project and its sources, projected financial statements (income statement, cash flow, balance sheet), and the financial ratios and discounted measures of project worth.
Lesson 7 - Preparing the Socio-economic and Environmental Component of PFS
The contributions and impact of the project to society, the economy, and to the environment.
Lesson 8 - Project Implementation Techniques and Procedures
The techniques and procedures on how to implement projects on its three phases (investment, development, and full development). This part will relate closely with the various components of the feasibility study.
Lesson 9 -
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
The basic concepts of M& E, determination of indicators, the techniques of monitoring project implementation, and evaluating performance during the project life and after its completion.
Lesson 10 -
Project Packaging and Advocacy
The project study will be packaged to make it more understandable and acceptable to bankers and fund donors, and the techniques of presentation to potential investors.