Diploma in Community Development - Africa International University - AIU | Educartis

2 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This two year Diploma in Community Development is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to perform and manage development activities within their society, as well as influence and guide the future of their respective communities. Taken on-campus at Africa International University, this programme offers unique insight into current practices as well as the chance for learners to interact with sector experts for a comprehensive learning experience that extends well beyond the classroom. 

Community Development is a challenging and high-growth profession and individuals in this field address barriers, inequities, and injustices within their community on a daily basis. If you're looking for a career that will allow you to make a real impact on peoples lives, then this course could be the way forward, providing you with the skills and knowledge you need to work successfully as a change agent, and make a lasting, significant difference within your society. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Use their acquired knowledge to advance to a relevant Diploma programme. 
  • Gain a basic understanding of the methods of community development work practice, and their usefulness and limitations. 
  • Understand the relevant code of ethics and how it relates to professional practice. 
  • Have a clear perspective on their actions as a practitioner. 
  • Use their knowledge and skills deliberately and ethically to create change in their communities. 
Certification obtained

Diploma in Community Development 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will open you up to rewarding careers such as: 

  • Youth Care Worker
  • Crisis Intervention Worker
  • Educational Counsellor
  • Child Welfare Worker 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • KCSE Mean Grade of C (Plain) 
  • A Certificate in a related field 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must :

  • Download and fill-in an online pre-application form indicating the programme or course of their interest. 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Africa International University over the course of 2 years. The curriculum is as follows:

Year 1 
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Training and Facilitation Skills for Capacity Building | 
  • ICT Essentials
  • College English Writing
  • Library Research and Information Competency
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Systems Theory and Other Theories of Development
  • Community Development Strategies and Approaches
  • Principles and Practice of Community Development
  • Bible Survey 

Year 2 
  • Lobbying and Advocacy
  • Research Methodology
  • Participatory Community Development
  • Disaster Preparedness  and Management
  • Gender and Affirmative Action in Development
  • Project
  • Introduction to Human Behaviour
  • Social Statistics
  • Management of Community Based Organizations 
  • Internship 
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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd, Kiambu, Thogoto, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd, Kiambu, Thogoto, Kenya

Course Provider

Email & Website
  • admissions@africainternational.edu
  • http://www.aiu.ac.ke/
Phone & Location
  • +254715247540
  • +254734958482
  • Dagoretti Rd, Thogoto Mutarakwa Thigio Rd