Course listing


Our course listing includes both tailored and public trainings in the fields of

  1. Data Collection, processing and management
  2. Data Management and Analysis
  3. Project Management
  4. Digital Marketing and design
  5. Accounting and bookkeeping packages

Use the menu on the left to learn more about all of our course offering.

Note: Due to our continual course improvement processes, the specifics of these courses might change.

Questionnaire design and data entry using CSPro


Course description

The Data Entry using the Census Survey Processing System (CSPro) course will walk you through the process of developing a data collection system that can be used for data keying from printed questionnaires or for Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) using the PC or on Android devices.

Using CSPro for data collection has a lot of advantages including a streamlined data entry process using visual forms and programmed skip commands as well as minimizing data entry errors by programming data consistency checks and other functions that come along with CSPro.

Data Entry using mobile devices removes the need for having to collect data and have a separate session to key the data. Rather, once data is collected using mobile devices, all you have to do is simply aggregate it and run your analyses.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Develop a data entry application in CSPro
  • Use CSEntry for PC to enter data
  • Setup CSEntry for Android for data collection
  • Enter data on Android devices using CSEntry
  • Export data from CSPro to multiple formats (e.g. SPSS, Excel and STATA) for analysis

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Setting up a data entry application
  2. Developing the input dictionary
  3. Generating and formatting forms
  4. Adding CAPI questions to forms
  5. Adding skip commands and consistency checks to forms
  6. Adding CAPI prompts to forms
  7. Data Entry on the PC
  8. Setting up CSEntry for Android
  9. Publishing the data entry application for android
  10. Setting up the data entry application on CSEntry for Android
  11. Setting up a server-client system for online data synchronization
  12. Data entry on Android
  13. Aggregating data
  14. Exporting data to multiple formats (SPSS, STATA, Excel)

Course applications

This course is applicable in many setups including

  • Data collection for small and big surveys alike
  • Spatial data collection
  • Database for Monitoring and Evaluation

Training requirements

Participants are required to bring a laptop computer for practice. No background knowledge is necessary.

Questionnaire design and mobile data collection using Open Data Kit


Course description

Open Data Kit (ODK) is a suite of applications used to develop powerful mobile data collection tools for both online and offline data collection. Data collection forms built using ODK have the ability to collect multimedia-rich data including GPS locations, images, and audio.

Data can easily be centralized within a server environment while data collection staff collect data offline and upload it when internet coverage is available. Building, deploying and collection data using ODK can be done even by those who don’t have advanced technical expertise.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Develop a data entry form using Kobo Toolbox
  • Deploy a data collection form to the cloud using Kobo Toolbox
  • Install ODK Collect on Android
  • Synchronize a data collection form in the cloud with ODK Collect
  • Collect Data on Mobile Devices using ODK Collect
  • View and analyze data using Kobo Toolbox (using maps, statistics and graphs)
  • Export data for analysis in other software (SPSS, STATA etc)

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Planning data entry form
  2. Overview of using ODK for form data collection
  3. Developing data collection forms using Kobo Toolbox
  4. Deploying a data collection form on Kobo Toolbox
  5. Setting up an Android Phone for data collection using ODK Collect
  6. Data Entry using ODK Collect
  7. Aggregating data using Kobo Toolbox
  8. Visualizing data in maps
  9. Exporting data for analysis

Course applications

ODK is being used in many fields including

  • Socioeconomic surveys
  • Epidemiological research
  • Academic research
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Projects
  • Impact Assessments

Training requirements

The training may require participants to bring with them an Android phone and a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using ODK is necessary.

Database development and management using Microsoft Access


Course description

Microsoft Access is a Database Management software on the Microsoft Office Suite. With it one is able to develop a database for collecting and storing data.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Navigate through the Microsoft Database interface
  • Design a database schema
  • Develop database tables
  • Develop and format data entry forms
  • Enter data using data entry forms
  • Create queries
  • Create printable reports for queries and tables

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to relational databases
  2. The Microsoft Access interface
  3. Developing a database schema
  4. Overview of the Microsoft Access objects
  5. Developing database tables in Microsoft Access
  6. Establishing relationships
  7. Developing and formatting data entry forms
  8. Creating queries
  9. Creating printable reports from queries and tables

Course applications

This course is applicable in many setups including

  • Databases for Monitoring and Evaluation of projects
  • Databases for small business operations

Training requirements

Participants are required to bring a laptop computer for practice. No background knowledge is necessary. Basic computer skills like typing assumed.

Questionnaire development and CAPI data entry using EPI-Info


Course description

Epi Info is a series of freely-distributable tools and utilities for Microsoft Windows for use by public health professionals to conduct outbreak investigations, manage databases for public health surveillance and other tasks, and general database and statistics applications.

Epi Info allows you to develop forms for data collection; collect data online and offline using the PC and on Android devices, then analyze such data using charts and statistics.

The course will walk you through the process of developing a data collection form that includes GPS locations; deployment of data entry forms online and on android devices; collect data using a web interface, using the Enter Data module on PC and EPi Collect and Android.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Navigate through the interfaces of EPI Info modules
  • Develop data entry forms using the Create Forms module
  • Use the Enter Data module on the PC to enter data
  • Setup the data entry form online and on EPI Collect Android app
  • Enter data online and using EPI Collect for Android
  • Export data for analysis in other applications (SPSS, STATA,Excel)

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to EPI Info
  2. Developing forms using Create Forms module
  3. Entering Data using Enter Data Module on PC
  4. Setting up form and data entry online
  5. Setting up form and data entry using EPI Collect on Android

Course applications

Epi Info is being used in many fields including

  • Socioeconomic surveys
  • Epidemiological research
  • Academic research
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Projects
  • Impact Assessments

Training requirements

The training may require participants to bring with them an Android phone and a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using EPI-Info is necessary.

Data Management and Analysis using SPSS Statistics


Course description

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is one of the most popular data management and analysis software. With it you can key data from paper questionnaires, transform variables, plot charts and analyze data using basic and advanced statistics including using statistical models.

The typical Data Management and Analysis using SPSS course offered by Unik Multimedia Learning will walk you through the process of defining variables and entering data; provide you with insights on how to analyze your data using summary statistics, charts, tables and inferential statistics.

Throughout the course, all the statistics procedures used are explained using relevant examples.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Navigate through the SPSS Statistics software interface
  • Define data entry variables using the Variable View
  • Go through the data entry process using the Data View
  • Import data from multiple formats into SPSS Statistics
  • Use data management and transformation procedures in SPSS Statictis to manipulate the data
  • Analyze data using descriptive statistics, charts and inferential statistics
  • Export data for analysis in other applications (Excel, STATA)
  • Export output from data analyses to Microsoft Word

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to SPSS Statistics
  2. Data Entry in SPSS Statistics
  3. Importing data from other formats into SPSS
  4. Data manipulation
  5. Data Analysis using descriptive statistics
  6. Using the chart builder to build charts
  7. Introduction to inferential statistics
  8. Inferential statistics of association
  9. Inferential Statictis of mean differences
  10. Regressions
  11. Non-parametric Analyses

Course applications

SPSS Statictics is being used for different purposes including

  • Analysing of Socioeconomic survey data
  • Analysis of health data
  • Analysis of Academic research data
  • Analysis of data from Monitoring and Evaluating of Development Projects
  • Analysis of Impact Assessments
  • Decison making and analysis of business data

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using SPSS Statistics is necessary.

Data Management and Analysis using STATA


Course description

STATA is one of the most popular general statistical analyisis software package. With it you are able to transform data; analyze data using charts, descriptive statistics, tables, and inferential statistics.

The typical Data Management and Analysis using STATA course offered by Unik Multimedia Learning will walk you through the process importing data into STATA from multimple formats including Excel and SPSS; provide you with insights on how to analyze your data using summary statistics, charts, tables and inferential statistics.

Throughout the course, we utilize STATA's powerful command syntax to conduct all data management and analysis procedures.

Throughout the course, all the statistics procedures used are explained using relevant examples.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Navigate through the STATA software interface
  • Import data from multiple formats into STATA
  • Conduct data management and transformation procedures
  • Analyze data using descriptive statistics, charts and inferential statistics
  • Log input and output
  • Use the help viewer to get help
  • Export data for analysis in other applications (Excel, STATA)
  • Export output from data analyses to Microsoft Word

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to STATA
  2. Getting help in STATA
  3. Importing data from other formats
  4. Data manipulation
  5. Data Analysis using descriptive statistics
  6. Building charts
  7. Introduction to inferential statistics
  8. Inferential statistics of association
  9. Inferential Statictis of mean differences
  10. Regressions
  11. Non-parametric Analyses

Course applications

Data analysis using STATA is applicable in many setups including

  • Analysing of Socioeconomic survey data
  • Analysis of health data
  • Analysis of Academic research data
  • Analysis of data from Monitoring and Evaluating of Development Projects
  • Analysis of Impact Assessments
  • Decison making and analysis of business data

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using STATA is necessary.

Project Management


Course description

The Project Managementcourse will set you apart as a successful project manager. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to initiate, design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects using modern techniques, tools and technologies.

The course teaches modern project management approaches integrating technology in the management process from planning to lessons learnt.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Describe a project and the project cycle
  • Conduct appraisal and planning of a project
  • Develop the tools required for project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Describe mechanisms to balance time, costs and risks in a project
  • Describe how to communicate effectively with team members and stakeholders
  • Use the latest technologies for planning, scheduling, collaborating and analyzing project performance data

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Project initiation
  2. Project planning
  3. Project implementation and control
  4. Project monitoring and evaluation

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed.

Data managment and analysis using EPI-Info


Course description

Epi Info is a series of freely-distributable tools and utilities for Microsoft Windows for use by public health professionals to conduct outbreak investigations, manage databases for public health surveillance and other tasks, and general database and statistics applications.

Epi Info allows you to develop forms for data collection; collect data online and offline using the PC and on Android devices, then analyze such data using charts and statistics.

The course will walk you through the process of developing a data collection form that includes GPS locations; deployment of data entry forms online and on android devices; collect data using a web interface, using the Enter Data module on PC and EPi Collect and Android.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Navigate through the interfaces of EPI Info modules
  • Develop data entry forms using the Create Forms module
  • Use the Enter Data module on the PC to enter data
  • Setup the data entry form online and on EPI Collect Android app
  • Enter data online and using EPI Collect for Android
  • Analyze data using the visual dashboard on PC and on Android
  • Creating thematic maps using Create Maps on PC and on Android
  • Use STATCALC to do other calculations and analyses
  • Export data for analysis in other applications (SPSS, STATA,Excel)

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to EPI Info
  2. Developing forms using Create Forms module
  3. Entering Data using Enter Data Module on PC
  4. Setting up form and data entry online
  5. Setting up form and data entry using EPI Collect on Android
  6. Doing basic analyses on Android
  7. Analyzing data using the Visual Dashboard module
  8. Creating layered maps using Create Maps module
  9. Using STATCALC

Course applications

Epi Info is being used in many fields including

  • Socioeconomic surveys
  • Epidemiological research
  • Academic research
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Projects
  • Impact Assessments

Training requirements

The training may require participants to bring with them an Android phone and a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using EPI-Info is necessary.

Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects


Course description

Monitoring and Evaluation is an integral part of the Project Management process which is intended to provide feedback on the progression of the development project. This feedback is particularly important as it helps the project team to detect problems and review appropriate activities to improve project performance.

M and E processes are used to gather and analyze information used to highlight successes, challenges and future potential of the project. Every development organization needs to show that they can deliver on results. This is why people with Monitoring and Evaluation skills are in demand.

The typical Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects course offered by Unik Multimedia Learning introduces the learner to the common tools, techniques, processes and theories necessary in Project Monitoring and Evaluation. where possible Working in groups and using case study exercises, the learner gains practical knowledge in creating M and E tools such as Logical Frameworks, M and E plans and questionnaires and using computer software to collect and analyze M and E data, among other things.

Throughout the course, practical examples are utilized.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Describe the place and importance of M and E in the Project Management Cycle
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation indicators for projects
  • Determine the appropriate methods, procedures and techniques for collecting and analyzing monitoring and evaluation data
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Develop the tools needed for planning and executing monitoring and evaluation studies e.g. Logic frameworks, M and E plans and questionnaires among others
  • Use SPSS to statistically analyze and report project performance data

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules for the full course. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to projects
  2. M and E Concepts and terminologies
  3. Developing an M and E system (step by step)
  4. Data collection tools and methods for M and E
  5. Data management and analysis using SPSS

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using Monitoring and Evaluation is necessary.

Graphic designing using Photoshop


Course description

In the realm of marketing, graphics are the face of your business. Whether its graphics for print or for the web, a great design speaks louder.

The graphics design space is going through a lot of changes which calls for graphic designers to embrace modern techniques and styles. The Graphic designing using Photoshop course by Unik Multimedia will introduce you to the art of graphic designing, and of using Photoshop which is the industry standard. Using hands-on projects, the learner will be able to develop different design items like web prototypes, posters, flyers, cards etc. The learner will also be very familiar in using Photoshop's built in tools as well as some great addd-ins.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Install and setup Photoshop for web and print projects
  • Manage layers and assets
  • Use Photoshop's in-built tools for transforming photos, retouching portraits, adding filters and effects to images, drawing and coloring
  • Add and work with objects, brushes and vector smart objects
  • Develop different design items such as web prototypes, web assets, flyers, posters, billboards, logos and invitation cards

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Installing and setting up the Photoshop environment
  2. Organizing assets
  3. Working with layers
  4. Getting familiar with Photoshop tools
  5. Image retouching (filters, effects and actions)
  6. Using the drawing tools
  7. Projects: Web designs
  8. Projects: Print designs

Course applications

Photoshop is useful in many projects including

  • Portrait retouching for photographers
  • Developing prototypes for websites, software and mobile apps
  • Creating graphics for print
  • Developing marketing and branding material for businesses and organizations
  • Hobbyist graphics

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using Photoshop is necessary.

Desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign


Course description

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software used for designing layout projects like books, newsletters, magazines and brochures. Still, there is more InDesign does including prototyping websites.

The Desktop publishing using Adobe InDesign course from Unik Multimedia Learning will introduce you to Adobe InDesign's tools used for designing desktop publishing projects. Through hands-on activities, you will learn how to design the most common design projects including magazines, books, newsletters, brochures, catalogs, invitation cards and letterheads.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to

  • Install and setup the InDesign environment
  • Use InDesign's in-built tools for creating advanced layouts
  • Use advanced typographic techniques
  • Manage sections and pages
  • Set up documents for printing
  • Design the most common desktop publishing projects including magazines, books, newsletters, brochures, catalogs, invitation cards and letterheads.

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Installing and setting up the InDesign environment
  2. Managing pages and sections
  3. Layouts for fold projects
  4. Inserting and formatting text, graphics and objects
  5. Getting ready for print
  6. Projects: Designing magazines, books, newsletters, brochures, catalogs, invitation cards and letterheads

Course applications

Adobe InDesign is useful in many projects including

  • Designing graphics for print
  • Developing prototypes for websites and mobile apps
  • Developing marketing and branding material for businesses and organizations
  • Hobbyist graphics

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. However, no background in using Adobe InDesign is necessary.

Web Development


Course description

The art of web development is evolving as fast as technology itself is. New standards in design and functionality are being implemented to cope with the new age needs such as interactivity, dynamicity, accessibility and responsiveness to devices of different sizes.

The full Web development course by Unik Multimedia Learning will offer you the ability to develop and manage websites that are modern and stylish, dynamic, responsive to different screen sizes, search engine optimized and full of interactive features. The course will show you just how easy it is to create custom web designs by using modern tools like the Bootstrap Framework and Wordpress Content Management System.

The course is made up of different independent modules. The modules are provided to clients based on client needs or through public trainings as per the training objective.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course full course offering, the learner will be able to

  • Collect ideas and assets and plan a website
  • Setup a web developer environment
  • Develop a website prototype using Adobe Photoshop
  • Develop static web pages using HTML and CSS
  • Develop static web pages using HTML, CSS and Bootstrap
  • Install, configure and manage Wordpress websites
  • Develop Wordpress templates

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Planning a website
  2. Prototyping web designs
  3. Introduction to HTML
  4. Introduction to CSS
  5. Developing static web pages using HTML and CSS
  6. Introduction to Javascript and JQuery
  7. Introduction to Bootstrap
  8. Developing static web pages using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and JQuery
  9. Introduction to PHP and MySQL
  10. Introduction to Wordpress
  11. Installing, configuring, extending and managing Wordpress websites
  12. Webmastering
  13. Developing custom Wordpress templates and websites
  14. Setting up and managing a Wordpress site online

Course applications

Your newly acquires skills will enable you, among other things, to

  • Setup a company or be a freelance web developer
  • Get a job as a web developer or webmaster
  • Setup and manage your own website and earn revenue from it

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. Participants must be enthusiastic and willing to do excercises at home.

Accounting and Bookkeeping using Sage 50 Accounts


Course description

Sage 50 Accounts is one of the most popular accounting software used by many businesses both in Malawi and internationally. Sage 50 Accounts allows you, among other things, to manage your stock, manage you customers and suppliers, track your income and expenditure and manage your fixed assets. Sage 50 Accounts' reports allow you to summarize your income, expenditure and activity in a simple but meaningful way to provide intelligence to your business.

The Accounting and Bookkeeping using Sage 50 Accounts course by Unik Multimedia Learning will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Sage 50 Accounts to suit your business; entering records and transactions; managing customers, stock and performing other day-to-day transactions and creating reports.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the course full course offering, the learner will be able to

  • Install and configure Sage 50 Accounts
  • Manage supplier records and accounts payable
  • Manage customers and accounts receivable
  • Manage stock
  • Perform bank transactions
  • Use projects
  • Manage VAT
  • Generate reports

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Setting up Sage 50 Accounts
  2. Setting up customer, supplier, bank accounts and stock records
  3. Managing stock
  4. Accounts payable
  5. Accounts receivable
  6. Company tasks
  7. Reports

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. No background in either Sage 50 Accounts or accounting concepts assumed.

Accounting and Bookkeeping using Intuit QuickBooks


Course description

Intuit QuickBooks is one of the most popular and powerful accounting software available. With it businesses and non-profits are able to keep records of customers and suppliers; record transactions including payroll; and produce plenty of reports for day to day transactions well as periodical ones.

The Accounting and Bookkeeping using Intuit QuickBooks course by Unik Multimedia Learning will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Intuit QuickBooks to suit your business; entering records; conducting day-to-day transactions, managing special cases; handling payroll and creating reports.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the full course offering, the learner will be able to

  • Install and configure Intuit QuickBooks
  • Creating customer, supplier and employee records
  • Conduct day to day operations like processing orders, invoicing, receipts, receipts, payments, statements, checks
  • Manage special cases like refunds, credit notes, returning products and bank reconciliation
  • Managing stocks
  • Create reports

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introduction to Intuit QuickBooks
  2. Setting up the company and making configurations
  3. Creating lists
  4. Setting up customer, supplier and employee records
  5. Conducting day to day operations
  6. Handling special cases
  7. Payroll
  8. Creating reports

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. No background in either Intuit QuickBooks or accounting concepts assumed.

Microsoft Excel Essentials


Course description

The Microsoft Excel Essentials course is aimed at getting you ready to use Microsoft Excel for making all kinds of calculations, creating intuitive charts and setting up pages for printing.

Overall learning outcomes

By the end of the full course offering, the learner will be able to

  • Enter tabular data
  • Format data and labels
  • Use formulas and functions to make calculations
  • Create and format charts
  • Insert and format graphics
  • Setup pages for printing
  • Use Excel's database features

General Course modules

The following are the general course modules. These modules can be tailored based on the needs of the training participants:

  1. Introducing MS Excel
  2. Getting Familiar with the Excel Interface
  3. Structure of Excel Workbooks
  4. Creating, Saving and Opening documents
  5. Adding data to worksheets
  6. Inserting and working with graphics
  7. Basic Worksheet tasks
  8. Calculations
  9. Excel Formulas: Basics
  10. Excel Formulas: Statistical formulasExcel Formulas: If, and WhatIf Analysis
  11. Using conditional formatting
  12. Working with time data
  13. Excel Database tools
  14. Using Pivot tables
  15. Inserting and working with Tables, charts
  16. Collaborating in Excel
  17. Printing Worksheets

Training requirements

Participants must bring a laptop computer. Basic computer skills (e.g. typing) are assumed. No background in Microsoft Excel is assumed.

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