Apply for a Government funded Certificate or Diploma Course today; Ultimate guide

The Government, through the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS), is undertaking a continuous enrollment of all Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate holders to join national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions covering polytechnics and technical colleges at Diploma and Certificate levels.

The Government will subsidise tuition fees for enrolled learners by KShs 30,000 per year. In addition, the students will be able to apply for the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) student loans of up to KShs 40,000 annually.

All past and recent KCSE certificate holders, irrespective of their grades, are encouraged to apply for courses of their choice on the KUCCPS website

KUCCPS has service desks at Huduma Centres in Nairobi (GPO and Makadara), Kisumu, Kitui, Mombasa, Kakamega, Garissa, Eldoret, Nakuru, Meru and Nyeri.

The current recruitment drive is open until December 31st 2019 for courses starting in January 2020.


This year KUCCPS has opened the portal for all form four graduates who want to further studies to make their applications, online. The online application portal is now open and will close on December 31, 2019.

Here are links to the most important news portals:

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KUCCPS Requirements to join Tvet Institutions

To qualify for TVET programmes, one must meet these basic requirements: Must score;

LevelKCSE Mean Grade
DiplomaC- (minus) and above
Craft CertificateD (plain) and above
Artisan CertificateD-(minus) and below


The available programmes, institutions, minimum entry requirements and the application procedure are available on the KUCCPS Student’s Portal accessible through the Placement Service website


All KCSE certificate holders who have not benefited from government sponsorship before are eligible to apply where they meet the minimum requirements.

Successful applicants will be admitted to a college of their choice as early as January, 2020.

Applicants who need assistance should visit the KUCCPS desks in the following Huduma Centres: Nairobi (GPO and Makadara), Eldoret, Meru, Nyeri, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nakuru, Kitui, Garissa and Mombasa. Assistance may also be obtained at the KUCCPS offices at ACK Garden House (Ground Floor) on 1st Ngong Avenue in Community Area, Nairobi.

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KUCCPS Contacts

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