Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development

Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development

1 year 3 months

This “Curriculum for Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development” is designed to produce competent"Enterprise Development  Facilitator" equipped with skills, knowledge and attitudes in the field of entrepreneurship development. Graduates of this course will be capable to perform the enterprise development facilitator functions as per the need of government, semi-government, non-government and private organizations. 

There are ten subjects, which cover all related areas of the work of an Enterprise Development Facilitator. Though some basic and essential theoretical inputs have been included, yet the focus is given on enhancement of the required skills, enabling techniques and competency building. Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development course is based on practical exposure in different areas as required. In every subject, topical explanations will be followed by demonstrations by instructors and in all tasks, trainees will be asked to practice by themselves through do-it-yourself/hands-on exercises so that they can internalize what they learn in the classroom. Duration of Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development is 15 months including 3 months on the job training (OJT).  


The program aims is preparing competent basic level facilitators in the field of entrepreneurship development.


After the completion of Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development curricular program, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Get employment as an Enterprise Development Facilitator in governmental, semi governmental, non-governmental organization as well as other projects and programs.
  2. Start their own enterprise and create employment.
  3. Perform the work related to entrepreneurship development such as;
  • Assess target group
  • Provide entrepreneurship development training
  • Prepare business plan
  • Conduct different training programs
  • Facilitate to financing and applying appropriate technology
  • Coordinate marketing activities
  • Provide counseling services
  • Facilitate to manage conflict
  • Perform monitoring/ evaluation

Salient Features

Course Duration: 

This course will be completed within 18 months (40 hrs/week X 39 weeks a year = 1560 hrs.) class plus 6 months (40 hrs/week X 24 weeks = 960 hrs. on the job training (OJT). 

Target group:  The target group for this curricular program is all the interested individuals of the country with academic qualification of SEE pass.

Group size: The group size will be maximum 40 (forty) in a batch.  

Medium of instruction: The medium of instruction will be in English and/or Nepali.

Pattern of attendance:  The students should have 90% attendance in theory classes and 90% in practical/ performance classes to be eligible for internal assessments and final examinations.  

Grading System

The grading system will be as follows:

Grading                Overall Marks
Distinction            80% or above
First division         75% to below 80%
Second division     65% to below 75%
Third division        Pass aggregate to below 65%

Certificate awarded

The council for technical education and vocational training will award certificate of “Technical School Leaving Certificate in Entrepreneurship Development” to those students who successfully completed all the requirements as prescribed by the curriculum.


Individuals who meet the following criteria are allowed to enter into this Pre-Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development program:

  • Should have passed SEE
  • Should pass entrance examination administered by CTEVT
  • Final selection will be made on the basis of merit list.

Job Prospects

The graduates will be eligible to work in the position of Enterprise Development Facilitator in the government related organizations, NGO, INGO, projects/programs or as prescribed by the public service commission or the concerned authorities of Nepal.