PIONEER'S TRAINING INSTITUTE

WELCOME TO PIONEERS TRAINING INSTITUTE

COURSES PROSPECTUS YEAR 2011/12

School of Hospitality - Hotel & Catering Department

 

THE FIRST 20 STUDENTS WILL GET 50% SPONSORSHIPS JULY/AUGUST INTAKE

ENROLL NOW!!

     

(Fee inclusive of Foreign Languages)

Short Time Courses (3 Months):

1. Pastry and Baking
2. Function Organization and Services
3. International Bar Skills
4. Sales & Promotion of Food and Beverage in Hotels
5. Menu Planning and Costing
6. Sauces and Vegetable Cookery.
7. Cookery

Timings

Classes for all courses begin every Monday of the week.

Enrolment in progress for: -

  • January / February

  • April / May

  • July / August

  • October / November Intakes

Examination

  • Upon completion of the course, the students undertake practical and theory papers. There are no exemptions for the certificate courses.

  • One has to sit for all exams for course.

Discount and Scholarship-50% SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE NOW FOR FIRST 20 STUDENTS TO ENROLL.

All students undertaking professional courses are offered a computerized typing

Course Duration Exam Body

  1. Certificate in Hotel Catering and Management D+ 12 months KNEC
  2. Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management  24 months KNEC
  3. Certificate in Food and Beverage Sales & Services D+ 12 months KNEC
  4. Certificate in Catering & Accommodation D+ KNEC 12 MONTHS
  5. Certificate in Food Production 10 months ICM, City & Guilds
  6. Diploma in Food Production 18 months ICM, City & Guilds
  7. Certificate in Food & Beverage Sales & Service Management D+ KNEC
  8. Diploma in Front Office & Administration 10 months ICM &City & Guilds

WHY STUDY WITH US?

  1. Guaranteed job placement with deli foods in the big chain of supermarkets in Kenya we have and MOU with them
  2. Guaranteed attachments 
  3. Free computer training
  4. free foreign languages

     Business Studies Department

 

Certificate in Business Management

INTAKES: January / February / June / July

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: KCSE D+

DURATION: 5 MONTHS

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Business Communication
  • Introduction to Accounting

EXAMINATIONS FEES: ABE £20 per paper, Reg. (ABE): £35 (6MONTHS)

Diploma in Business Management

COURSE CONTENT

Module I
-(6MONTHS)
•    Communication skills
•    Life skills
•    Information communication technology
•    Entrepreneurship
•    Financial accounting
•    Business finance
•    Economics
•    Human and public relations
•    Elements of law
•    Sales and marketing

Module II
-(6MONTHS)
•    Cost accounting
•    Principles and practice of management
•    Supply and transport management
•    Quantities techniques 
•    Commercial and administration law
•    Business plan

Module III-(6MONTHS)
•    Managerial accounting
•    Organization theory and behaviors
•    Human resource management and industrial relations
•    Office administration and management
•    Research methods

Minimum Requirement: KCSE Grade C
Duration: 18 Months
Examinations: KNEC

Diploma in Customer Service

COURSE STRUCTURE:

• Importance of Customer Service
• Challenges of Customer Service
• Problem Solving
• Strategy and Formulating a plan for success
• Empowerment
• Communication in customer Service
• Coping with Challenging Customers
• Motivation
• Leadership in Customer service
• Customer retention and measurement of Satisfaction
• Delivering customer service to changing market places
• Excellence in customer service

Minimum Requirement: Working Experience of over 2 Years or equivalent
Duration: 3 months
Examinations: ICM

Diploma in Sales and Marketing

COURSE OBJECTIVES

As the world has become a global market through technology, a new and dynamic sales and marketing environment has emerged. This Course is also designed for those who seek to develop and perfect their Sales and marketing skills and knowledge. Both regular (day) and evening Classes are available.

COURSE CONTENT

Module I-
(6MONTHS)
•    Principles and practice of selling
•    Principles and practice of marketing
•    Economics
•    Entrepreneurship education
•    Business communication
•    Information communication technology

Module II-
(6MONTHS)
•    Sales management
•    Legal aspects in sales and marketing
•    Principles and practice of management
•    Quantitative methods
•    Public relations
•    Marketing management
•    Business plan

Module III-
(6MONTHS)
•    International marketing
•    Strategic planning in sale sand marketing
•    Marketing research
•    Marketing planning and control
•    Financial aspects of marketing
•    Research projects

Minimum Requirement:
KCSE Grade C
Duration:
2 years
Examinations:
KNEC

Computer Science Department

Students pursuing a career in Information Technology become fully baked with essential knowledge in the IT industry. The course provides skills for those who qualify to be self sufficient as well as management field.

After successful completion of higher Diploma, Student will get a chance to pursue a 1 year BBIT degree course at Dublin Metropolitan University in collaboration with NIBS, hence the course provide a foundation for those who want to change their career to IT, and a platform for those who want change their career to IT.

After successful completion, the students will attain career opportunities as software & hardware engineers, website developers, web, managers, system analysts, programmers, IT technicians support staff etc. Target group include K.C.S.E holders, University graduates and those already in employment. Both regular (day) and evening programmes are available. 

Sponsored Certificate In Computer Application

COURSE STRUCTURE:

1.    Concept of information technology (IT)
2.    Microsoft Disk Operation System (MS-DOS)
3.    Operating Microsoft Windows XP
4.    Word processing using MS Word XP
5.    Spreadsheet using MS Excel XP
6.    Database Management using Ms Access XP
7.    Graphic presentation using MS PowerPoint XP
8.    Desktop publishing using Adobe PageMaker 7.0
9.    Internet communication and browsing
10.    Computer typing using Mavis Beacon

Minimum Requirement: OPEN
Duration: 4 Months
Examinations: Knec/PTI, CSK                         


DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-KNEC

UNITS
Module I -(6MONTHS)
•    Introduction to Computers and Principles of Operating Systems
•    Computer applications
•    Information Systems Management
•    Communication Skills
Module II -TUITION FEES (6MONTHS)
•    System Analysis and Design
•    Programming
•    Entrepreneurship Education
•    Mathematics
Module III -(6MONTHS)

•    Quantitative methods
•    Principles and practice of Management
•    Data communication
•    Project

 Minimum Requirement: KCSE with C- (Minus) and above

Duration: 18 Months

Examinations:KNEC


 

Microsoft Office Suite

PTI offers the most modern and prestigious computer packages.

  • The training takes place throughout the day (8.00a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) and in the evening (6.00 p.m. – 8.000 p.m.) from Monday to Friday.
  • Students pursuing certain cluster/ module of packages qualify with certificates such as Computerized Secretarial, Computerized Accountancy, Web Designer, Project Manager, Graphic Designer, Computer Programmer, Office Manager etc. Both Certificate and Diploma course(s) are offered in this field.
  • Students who qualify with a Diploma in Computer Sciences or Diploma in Computer Applications are eligible for exemptions in more advanced courses in Information Technology.

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKE: Monthly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: K.C.S.E. D (Plain) and above.

DURATION: 3 Months, 2 Hours daily.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access;
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Email/Internet

EXAM: KShs. 1,000 TUITION:500/= PER PACKAGE -TUITION FEES:KSH.6,000/=

Computerized Accountancy

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKES: Monthly.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: K.C.S.E. D (Plain) and above.

DURATION: 2 Hours daily for 3 Months.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Windows 95/98
  • MS Excel
  • Sage Accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft outlook

EXAM: KShs. 1,000

Graphic Designer

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKES: Monthly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT: K.C.S.E. D (Plain) and above.

DURATION: Duration 4 months, 2 hours daily

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Windows XP
  • CorelDraw
  • Corel Photo Paint
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Access Photoshop
  • Microsoft power point

EXAM: KShs. 1,000 

Technical Courses

NETWORKING ESSENTIALS

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKES: January / March, June / September

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Diploma in IT, IMIS, Part II in Engineering

DURATION: 3 MONTHS (1 Semester)

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Networking Essentials
  • Principles of programming
  • Networking using Windows Server Operating System

EXAMINATIONS: Internal – Exams Kshs.500 per subject TUITION FEES:KSH.12,000/=

 A+ CERTIFICATION

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKES: January/February, May/June, Sept./October

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ms Office

DURATION: 60 Hours

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • PC Fundamentals
  • A+ Software Support Skills;
  • A+ Hardware Support Skills

EXAMINATIONS: CompTIA Certification program

EXAMINATIONS FEES: CompTIA £115 x 2; 

 NETWORK AND SUPPORT SKILLS

COURSE DETAILS

INTAKES: January/February, April/June, Sept./October

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Fundamentals in Networking

DURATION: 30 Hours

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Networking
  • Support Skills

Course Manuals - KShs. 8,000

EXAMINATION : CompTIA Certification program

EXAMINATIONS FEES: CompTIA £185

 


SECRETARIAL AND ADMINISTRATION

Diploma in Secretarial Administration

COURSE DETAILS

Intakes: January/February/April/May/July/September
Minimum Requirement: K.C.S.E. D+
Duration: 18 months

STAGE I - Typing I

  • Shorthand I
  • Office Procedures I
  • Commerce I
  • Book Keeping I

STAGE II - Typing II

  • Shorthand II
  • Office Procedures II
  • Commerce II
  • Book Keeping II

STAGE III - Typing III

  • Shorthand III
  • Office Management
  • Business English III
  • Customer Service (ICM)

Computerised Secretarial packages are compulsory at KShs.2,000/= per package:

  • Ms Windows
  • Ms Word
  • Ms Access
  • Ms Excel
  • Internet use

Examining Bodies: KNEC, PITMANS & ICM

Front Office Course & Telephone Operator / Receptionist

COURSE DETAILS

Objectives

PTI recognize the importance of a humane Front Office in any organization. The training encompasses professional use of media communication as well as reception skills.

  • Successful students are entitled to serve as telephone switchboard operators, Receptionist, Office Administrators as well as Typists.
  • They are equipped with computer skills that make them executive in their respective offices.
  • Target groups includes K.C.S.E holders as well as those already in employment


FRONT OFFICE COURSE

COURSE DETAILS-TUITION FEES:KSH.15,000/=
Intake: January/ February/April/ May/ July/ September/October
Minimum Requirements: K.C.S.E. D (Plain) and above.
Duration: 6 MONTHS – intake as per Full Secretarial Course

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Telephone / Reception skills
  • Business English I
  • Office practice I
  • Typing I

EXAMINING BODIES: K.N.E.C, PITMANS

EXAMINATION FEES:

KShs. 1,600 per paper (Pitmans), KShs. 450 per paper (K.N.E.C. Stage I) Reg. KShs. 960

TELEPHONE RECEPTIONIST: KShs. 800 (Internal Exam).

Optional but important: Computer Packages:

  • Word
  • Access
  • Excel
  • Internet

 The International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) is an international qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in use of computer applications. It is the most widely recognized computer qualification in the worldwith more than three million people acquiring this qualification.

The government is emphasizing on ICDL as a recognized certification hence need for the course.

ICDL is an online examined certification.

  • New entrants into the IT field
  • Students pursuing any course
  • Corporate individuals who may need computerskills for the execution of their tasks
  • Students who have done other computer packages

 ICDL LEVELS

Part 1 -TUITION FEES:KSH.5,000/=
This part consists of the following units

  1. Microsoft Windows
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Information and Communication
  4. Microsoft PowerPoint

Duration: 60 hours, 4 wks/ 3hrs per day

Part 2-TUITION FEES:KSH.5,500/=
This part consists of the following units

  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. Microsoft Access
  3. Concepts of Information Technology(CIT)

Duration: 60 Hours – 4wks/ 3hrs per day

Examination only, Exam Fees KSHS 5,000/-

 

Certificate in Early childhood devt.

Certification: A certificate of competence will be issued to
successful candidates for both part 1 and 2

COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course the trainee should;

    * Acquire and apply knowledge , skills and attitudes to develop relevant ECD programmes
    * Create activities that foster positive social interaction
    * Acquire, adapt and apply technology in teaching and learning activities
    * Identify and develop materials using locally available resources
    * Enrich the child’s experience to enable him/her to cope better with primary school life
    * Enable the child to enjoy learning through play

COURSE STRUCTURE:

MODULE ONE
Communication skills and ICT
Foundation and Management of ECD in Kenya
Introduction to Child Psychology, Child Growth and Development
Health Nutrition and Care/Guidance and Counseling
ECPE and Curriculum and Instructional and Learning Approaches
Children with Special needs and Child Rights and protection

MODULE TWO
Lugha ya Kiswahili
English Language
Mathematics and Language Activities
Science activities and Social Environment Activities
Music, Movement and Creative activities
Physical Activities

MODULE THREE
General Knowledge, Religious Education and Materials Development
Introduction to Research and Community Development
Teaching practice

Minimum Requirement: KCSE: D(plus)
Duration: 1 Year
Examinations: KNEC

Diploma in Early childhood Devt.


COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course students should achieve the following objectives

  • To equip the learner with knowledge and skills in developing and utilizing ECDE instructional materials and strategies for ECDE programmes.
  • To enable the learner understand the philosophical, sociological, historical and psychological perspectives in ECDE
  • To enable the learner acquire knowledge and skills in administration and management of ECDE programmes
  • To equip the learner with knowledge, skills and attitudes in the provision of health, nutrition and care for young children
  • To enable the learner understand how children grow and develop from conception to adolescence
  • To enable the learner to acquire knowledge and skills in research, monitoring and evaluation
  • To equip the learner with knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies in community capacity building and mobilization
  • To equip the learner with knowledge and skills in all ECDE curriculum areas
  • To equip the learner with skills, knowledge and strategies to handle the emerging issues in ECDE programmes

COURSE STRUCTURE:

•    Philosophical, sociological and historical foundation of ECDE
•    General psychology
•    Curriculum development
•    Child growth and development 1
•    Child rights and child protection
•    General methods of teaching young children and material development
•    Child growth and development 2
•    Language activities
•    Mathematics activities
•    Music and movement activities
•    Science activities
•    Physical and psychomotor activities
•    Research, monitoring and evaluation
•    Child development 3- pre adolescence and adolescence
•    Social studies activities
•    Creative activities
•    Health, nutrition and care
•    Children in need of special protection
•    Guidance and counseling
•    Community development
•    Personality development
•    Training and management of ECDE programs
•    Teaching practice 

Minimum Requirement:

• KCSE: C or Certificate in ECD
A DICESE or Kindergarten Headmistress Association or Montessori Certificate with atleast D+
Or P1 certificate
Long service ECD teacher with a KNEC proficiency examination Certificate

Duration:
2 Years
Examinations: KNEC

Diploma in HIV/AIDS Management


COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course the trainee should;
• Understand the role of HIV/AIDS in the development of the organizations goals.
• Understand the legal provisions that govern HIV/AIDS management.
• Demonstrate competencies in prevention, management, care and support of HIV/AIDS
patients.
• Appreciate the role of networking and partnership in the prevention, the fight,
management, care and support of HIV/AIDS.
• Understand global trends in HIV/AIDS and situations.
• Demonstrate high competence in application of appropriate knowledge and skills in the
• management and control of HIV/AIDS.
• Demonstrate understanding of innovative ways of being self reliant.
• Apply life skills and behaviour change and communication knowledge in enhancing
positive attitudes and prevention measures towards HIV/AIDS and other pandemics in the society.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

The following modules/units will be covered;

MODULE ONE

English (optional)
Communication skills and ICT
Introduction to HIV/AIDS
Introduction to HIV/AIDS
Counseling
HIV/AIDS management
Entrepreneurship
Information Communication Technology
Biology of HIV/AIDS

MODULE TWO
Healthcare waste management
Training of Trainers
Life skills and Behavior Change and Communication
Home Based Care
Community Mobilization
Nutrition
Research methods
Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS.
Biostatistics

MODULE THREE
Legal and ethical issues in HIV/AIDS
Principles of management
Resource mobilization and Fundraising
Networking and partnership
Social advocacy and lobbying skills
Monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes
Project
Practicum

Minimum Requirement: KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
Duration: 1 year
Examinations:PTI

Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC)

This Qualification enables the person to undertake tasks in maintaining accounting records, carrying out routine office operations, audit tasks and tax computations. It also enables a student to progress to the professional level.


A student is advised to programme the studies in such a way that makes it possible to take and pass the two levels in duration of between three and four years since registration with KASNEB – The examining board.


The student is required to take and pass the examination within a reasonable time. Appropriate ability and competence in mathematical, analytical and communication skills are essential requirements in preparing for the examination.


SUBJECTS   TO BE ATTEMPTED IN EACH LEVEL INCLUDE:

ATC I TUITION FEES:

 

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Law
  • Entrepreneurship and communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Mathematics

ATC II-TUITION FEES:

Financial Accounting

  • Foundamentals of Information Communication Technology
  • Cost Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing

Minimum entry requirements

  • KCSE aggregate D+
  • A division III of the Cambridge School Certificate; East African Certificate of Education; Kenya Certificate of Education.
  • A pass in either Stage I or stage II of ACNC examination.

 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

CPA Examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into three parts each comprising of two sections, making a total of six sections in all. A student may attempt two sections of a part together or separately in the ascending order but before proceeding to the next part, a candidate must pass the lower part.


A student is advised to programme the studies in such a way that makes it possible to take and pass the whole examination (parts I, II and III) in a duration of between four and a half years and six years following the date of registration with KASNEB – Examining Board.


A student must carefully assess the interest in the profession and ability to study uder strenuous condition, with a view to taking and passing the examination in reasonable time. Competence and flair in mathematical computations, analytical and communication skills are essential requirements in preparing for the examination.
CPA provides a basis for professional careers such as Accounting, Auditing, Finance Management, Tax Management and Consultancy. The course also enables students to further their education in business training courses – for instance the Bachelor of Commerce degree at  Universitry.

  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Duration 3 years

 

Subjects to be attempted in Each Part;

 

CPA PART I


SECTION 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Law
  • Entrepreneurship and Communication

SECTION 2 -

  • Economics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing and Assuarance

CPA PART II-


SECTION 3-

  • Management Information Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting

SECTION 4-TUITION FEES:KSH.16,000/=

  • Taxation
  • Company Law
  • Quantitative Analysis

CPA PART III


SECTION 5-

  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Advanced Financial Management

SECTION 6-

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Advanced  Auditing and Assuarance
  • Advanced Financial Reporting

Minimum entry requirements

  • KCSE aggregate C+ (Plus) with C+ (Plus) in Mathematics and English.
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO Principal passes and credits in mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) LEVEL.
  • Accounting Technicians Certificate (ATC) or the Accounts Clerk National Certificate (ACNC)
  • A degree from a recognised University.
  • Any other certificates or Diplomas as may be approved by the Board of KASNEB