Accredited Skilled Partnership Programme

Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship & Community Development (ECDI) is an independent membership based, professional training institution approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) RC 1154329 and legally guaranteed by the Federal Ministry of Justice to professionalize entrepreneurial development, community development, management and innovative practices. In fulfillment of its mandate, the Institute welcomes application from qualified business entities in Nigeria to become Accredited Skilled Partners. Skilled Partners are business entitites, organizations and experienced individuals in the following sectors:

This programme gives you an opportunity to reinforce your business especially when your business carry out apprenticeship program, apart from your apprentices and/or the ones the Institute may forward to your organization getting necessary and needed skills from you, the Institute will also award a Diploma Certificate to those apprentices after successful completion of their programs. Occasionally, the Institute will perform assessment and/or training programs for the students under your tutelage.

The aim of this programme is to raise and empower as many apprentices out there to come out of their low-level lifestyle and take advantage of the opportunities the world and their environment presents. Through this programme, we are providing an opportunity for all apprentices to further their academic education (if need be) and contribute to national development and growth.

The programme will also mobilize support and enhance the businesses of entrepreneurs and business owners in order to contribute their quota to community development, national growth and improve productivity among others.

Business Categories

Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Barbing

Construction & Building Services

Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Plastering, Tiling, Aluminum Installation

Housing & Environmental Services

Energy, Cleaning & Environmental Services, Housing & Waste Management


Fashion Design, Music Technology, Sound Engineering, Interior Design, Decoration


Welding, Mechanics, Fabrication, Installation

Hospitality, Catering & Tourism

Hotels, Confectionery, Travel Agency, Tourist Guide

IT & Telecommunication

IT & Telecommunication

Housing & Environmental Services

Energy, Cleaning & Environmental Services, Housing & Waste Management


Farming, Poultry Production, Aquaculture

E-Commerce, Internet Publishing & Broadcasting

Film & Movie Production


Installation, Maintenance, Training

Land Based Services

Animal management, Horticulture


Taxi and Private Hire Drivers, Forklift Truck Operations, Driving Goods Vehicles


Graphic Communications, AUTOCAD, Inventor, Production, Maintenance

Multimedia and Photography

Photo Imaging, Sound Recording, Sound Engineering, Studio Facilities

Retail and Warehousing

Mail services, Warehousing & Storage

Sport and Recreation

Sport and active leisure, exercise, fitness, spectator safety, coaching

1. Must be suitable organizations ready to deliver high quality entrepreneurship training and education
2. Registered or Un-registered business entities can apply (small business, individuals inclusive)
3. Have a two-year or more experience in your field prior to the application deadline
4. Applicant organizations or individuals must have conducive environment to train apprentices.
5. Be prepared to provide a mentoring plan for each student within 21days of the commencement of their apprenticeship.
6. Please note that there will be additional requirements that apply for specific qualifications.

Method of Application

Application fee of N10,000 (non-refundable) payable into the Institute's Account:
NAME: Pan African Institute for Entrepreneurship & Community Development
BANK: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 014-145-7452

Review, Approval and Certification

The Institute will review your application and if successful, a letter of approval will be forwarded stating the condition of your accreditation and a Certificate of Approval will be issued after you have paid the sum of N15,000 being payment for accreditation and certification.



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