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The Mechanics of Project Finance

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
Course summary
16 weeks
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

The Mechanics of Project Finance - Distance Learning Course

Designed by a practitioner for practitioners in the project finance sector, the modules and case studies build up to become a practical tool kit that you can start to utilise straight away. This course provides you with a manual, not a text book. Rich in ‘tips and tricks’ and practical checklists, it provides a comprehensive mental framework for the analysis of projects and the structuring of limited-recourse debt.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This online training programme will be most beneficial to professionals working in the following areas:

  • Business Development, Portfolio Management & Credit Function
  • Energy, Mining, Infrastructure & PFI/PPP
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Public Services
  • Insurance Brokerage & Advising
  • ECA

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Accredited option - Post Graduate Certificate with Middlesex University

Investment Management course by distance learningThis Project Finance course is now available with an optional accreditation from the Middlesex University London. For delegates who opt for accreditation, a post graduate certificate will be awarded upon completion of all course requirements.

Certificate Requirements

In addition to studying the eight units and passing eight short self assessment tests after each unit, delegates will need to submit a 2,000 word assignment at the end of the course which will be assessed. The assignment will be a cumulative project that you will work through and build upon during each stage of the course.

Training Course Content

The course will include the following content:

Module 1: An Introduction to Project Finance

  • What is "Project Finance" - How Does it Differ From Other Forms of Lending?
  • Who Uses Project Finance and Why?
  • Key Characteristics of Project Finance
  • Disadvantages fpr Borrowers and Sponsors
  • Risk and Reward Relationships of the Players

Module 2: Qualitative Risk Identification, Analysis & Mitigation (A)

  • Sponsor Risk
  • Country and Political Risk
  • Risks of the Project Itself

Module 3: Qualitative Risk Identification, Analysis & Mitigation (B)

  • Risks of the Project Itself

Module 4: Quantitative Risk Analysis and Debt Sizing/Structuring

  • The Borrower and Sponsor Objectives
  • Use of Different Techniques by Borrower to Assess Project Attractiveness
  • The Banker's Objectives
  • Debt Sizing & Sculpting

Module 5: Documenting the Deal

  • The Documentation Process
  • A Recap on Syndicated Debt Terminology with Special Reference to Project Finance
  • The Key "Command & Control" Mechanisms in Project Finance Agreements
  • Borrower and Sponsor Needs and "Hot Buttons"

Module 6: The Project Finance Time-Line & Project Finance Security-Taking

  • Steps in the Project Finance Process
  • Lender Security 
  • Relative Value of Different Security Types
  • Security in Challenging Locations
  • Key Security Instruments


  • Module 1: Infrastructure Project Finance
  • Module 2: PPP/PFI Project Finance


  • Elective Module 1: Oil & Gas/Mining Project Finance
  • Elective Module 2: Conventional & Renewable Power Project Finance

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As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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IFF - International Faculty of Finance

Maple House 149, Tottenham Court Road
W1T 7AD London

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 15 reviews

Faith Chenesai Choga
I liked the module on qualitative risk analysis because it helped me to understand other risks that investors take into account before deciding to participate in a deal or not. It Is also good knowledge for person who doesn’t have knowledge about PF.
Cecilia Wambui Njigi
I really liked the test after each course that gauged my understanding of the coursework
Clive Bates
The case study (was very good) - because it demanded more thorough engagement with the lessons, and required some judgement about the project in the round.
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