Certificate in Cooperative Management

The certificate course in Cooperative Management(KNEC) is offered  at African Institute of Research and Development Studies.  This course is non-modular.The course is designed to equip the learners with in-depth knowledge and skills that will enable them advance to the diploma level course in Co-operative Management. In addition, the students can be able to take up various roles and opportunities in cooperative managements.This Course is marketable.


Careers Opportunities

  • Cooperative assistant
  • Clerk
  • Junior Manager
  • Junior Director

Career Progression

After successful completion of Certificate in Cooperative  Management(KNEC),a student can proceed for Diploma ,bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related  field.

Course Duration

This course takes an average of  4 terms (1 and half  years ).

Mode of Study

  • Regular/full time
  • School based programme
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Classes
  • Part-time/Evening classes

Qualifications/Admission Requirements

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of D (plain) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Examining Body


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:

  • Must  sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
  • The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
  • A student must attend atleast 80% of all the tutorial lectures.


Craft certificate in co-operative management Course Code

1807 301- Co-operative & financial accounting

302- Merchandise & transport management

303- Co-operative banking 304- Co-operative law

305- Business administration & environment

306- Course specialization & entrepreneurship projects



September 2020 intake is in progress in all our campuses

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