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The Mechanics of Project Finance

16 week course

9 December 2020

Distance Learning

Course Structure

The course takes place over 16 weeks and comprises six core units, followed by two elective pathways (which participants choose between). The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course. Download the units or study completely online.

Assessment and Post Graduate Certification

At the end of each unit there is an assessment that will allow you to measure your progress. If you wish to receive a Postgraduate Certificate from Middlesex University, you will also need to submit an assignment of 5000 words. The assignment will be based on an on-going case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

Video Content

Each unit is now complimented by a 10-20 minute video from the course director, Steve Mills, taking you through the components of the course with particular emphasis on complex areas.

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Watch this video of Steve Mills, a project finance specialist and practitioner, introducing the course

While Steve occasionally acts as a consultant, since 2008, he has concentrated on training in the project finance sector. He has developed and delivered a number of highly-regarded public training courses for IFF.

This distance learning course employs exactly the same approach as his taught courses and is a natural extension of his other training work. It has been specifically designed for professionals who cannot attend taught courses, or who prefer to train in this way, fitting their professional development into the other demands of their schedule.


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You have a unique opportunity to choose a validated option for this course and receive a Post Graduate Certificate on completion. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. However, if the validated option isn’t important to you there is still the opportunity to take the standard course.

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Start Dates:  September & December 2020
Duration: 16 weeks, delivered by distance learning
Course Faculty: Steve Mills
Certification: Post Graduate Certification (optional)

Validated by Middlesex University

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Extremely relevant course to my job. The programme is very interesting. It gives an overview of the concepts of project finance. Particularly, it allowed me to fill a gap in my knowledge of infrastructure project finance.

Dramane Kone,

 Senior Financial Risk Assistant, African Development Bank Group


This course is ideal for people who are new to project finance or those who have already some experience in the sector.

It will be of particular benefit to staff in: business development, portfolio management, credit function, energy, mining, infrastructure, PFI/PPP, legal professionals, accountants, insurance brokers and advisors, ECA and multilateral agency staff.

Delivered by distance learning, this programme allows you to receive professional training without disrupting your work

Access all course materials and receive expert tutorial support whilst peer networking, using our online learning management system.

There will be an online test at the end of each unit to track you understanding and learning.

Remember, there is also an opportunity to study for a Post Graduate Certification, a chance for you to obtain an academic qualification.

Read the agenda to find out more.

Distance learning, e-learning and blended delivery

We can tailor this course and its delivery to match your requirements. Whether it is a complete distance learning course or blended learning, we will ensure that our dedicated team and professional trainers will produce and deliver the perfect training programme.

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