Business, Technical and Teacher Education Courses: Training, Requirements and Career/ Job Opportunities

Business, Technical and Teacher Education Courses: Training, Requirements and Career/ Job Opportunities

BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL COURSES

Business and Technical courses are offered in both public institutions and private commercial colleges countrywide. The Ministry of Education registers and certifies the institutions while the TVET Authority regulates and accredits them. The public institutions include National Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology and Technical Training Institutes. Candidates are advised to register for examinations in KNEC approved examination centres.

Persons who choose to pursue these courses have three career options:

  • They can pursue employment in public and private sectors;
  • They can opt to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses;
  • They can opt to become trainers in their areas of specialty with further training in teaching

Entrepreneurship and ICT training, which form part of the Business and Technical courses, produce graduates with valuable skills who can pursue careers in the Knowledge Economy.

KNEC Certificates are internationally recognized and can be used to seek employment within and in foreign countries.

TVET programs are modular and each module imparts skills and knowledge that enable a graduate to engage in formal or informal employment while still pursuing their studies.

The Diploma Courses open up the chance for admission into University for Degree programmes. BUSINESS COURSES

TVET BUSINESS EDUCATION SINGLE (BES) AND GROUP CERTIFICATE (GC) COURSE

This flexible course allows the candidates to pursue their studies at their own pace. They are able to book and sit the examinations that they have prepared for.

The more papers a candidate sits for and passes in a particular series, the faster the candidate completes the course in the specialty chosen.

Persons who are employed or have occupational constraints that make regular attendance of class difficult can also enrol for this course.

BES&GC candidates can also study for and sit examinations in subjects outside their speciality to add value to their qualifications and diversify their skills for the labour market.

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements for this course are:
    • For Stage I, candidates should have passed KCPE or Equivalent Qualification as Approved by
    • For Stage II, candidates should have passed Stage I of the requisite subject(s).
    • For Stage III, candidates should have passed Stage II of the requisite subject(s).
  2. Depending on the progress of a candidate, the entire course can be completed within 18

KNEC offers examinations under the Business Education Single and Group Certificate Courses in the following areas:

COURSE                                    NAME                                 AND

SPECIALITY

CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Secretarial Studies Personal Secretary; Office administrators, Office Assistant  

Candidates who successfully complete Stage III can progress to admission for Higher National Diploma or degree.

Sales and Marketing Sales Person, marketing officers
Business Management Administrative Assistant
Human Resource Management Human Resource Clerk/Assistant, Human resource

officers

Supplies Management Stores Clerk, Supplies Manager

 

BUSINESS TVET CRAFT CERTIFICATE COURSES

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements for this level of courses are:
    • KCSE D Plain;
    • Pass in Artisan Level where applicable;
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.
  2. The duration for the course is two (2) years covered in two (2) modules including compulsory industrial

KNEC offers examinations under the Business TVET Craft Certificate Course in the following areas:

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Craft Certificate in Secretarial Studies Office Assistant; Shorthand Secretary; Diploma in Secretarial Studies
Craft Certificate in Sales and Marketing Salesperson; Sales Clerk; Sales Assistant Diploma in Sales and Marketing
Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management Storekeeper;            Stores/Procurement/Supply Chain Assistant Diploma          in                           Supply                           Chain Management
Craft      Certificate                in                Business Management Administrative Assistants Diploma in Business Management
Craft Certificate in Co-operative Management Co-operative Assistant; Sacco/Society Office Assistant Diploma               in                                 Co-operative Management
Craft       Certificate                 in                 Human Resource Management Human Resource Assistant Diploma        in                         Human                         Resource Management
Craft                   Certificate                   in                   Road Transport Management Road        Transport/Logistics                   Management Assistant; Diploma         in                          Road                          Transport Management
Craft Certificate in Information Studies Library      Assistant;      Records                     Management Assistant Diploma Course under development
Craft      Certificate                in                Maritime Transport Operations Container Depot Clerk; Shipping Clerk Diploma in International Freight Management
Craft Certificate in Tour Guiding Operations Tour Guide Operations Assistant Diploma in  Tourism  Management;

Diploma          in                            Tour                            Guiding Management

Craft Certificate in Tour Guiding and Travel Operations Tours and Travel Operations Assistant Diploma in  Tourism  Management;

Diploma          in                            Tour                            Guiding Management

Craft Certificate in Information Technology ICT Assistant; Data Entry Clerk Diploma in ICT
Craft                  Certificate                  in                  Project Management Project       Management        Assistant;                     Event Management Assistant Diploma in Project Management
Craft       Certificate                 in                 Clerical Operations Office Clerk; Registry Clerk Diploma in Business Management

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Craft Certificate in Investment Management Assisting in Analysing Investment Data; Diploma in Investment Management
Craft      Certificate                in                Maritime Transport Logistics Container   Depot       Clerk;   Shipping                                          Clerk; Tallying Clerk Diploma      in                       Maritime                       Transport Logistics

 

BTEP DIPLOMA COURSE (MODULAR)

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements for this course are:
    • KCSE C Minus;
    • Pass in Craft Certificate in Maritime Transport Logistics;
    • Pass in Craft Certificate in Maritime Transport Operations; and
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.
  2. The duration for the course is three (3) years covered in three (3) modules including industrial
COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Diploma in International Freight Management Clearing and Forwarding Agent; Warehouse Supervisor; Shipping Documentation Supervisor Degree in related area

 

BUSINESS TVET DIPLOMA COURSES

 

  1. The minimum Entry Requirements for this level of courses are:
    • KCSE C Minus;
    • Pass Craft Certificate Level where applicable;
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

 

  1. c) The duration for the course is three (3) years covered in three (3) modules including industrial

 

KNEC offers examinations under the TVET Diploma Course in the following areas:

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Diploma in Secretarial Studies Shorthand Secretary Personal Secretary Assistant Office Manager Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma in Sales and Marketing Sales and Marketing Officer/Manager Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma        in                          Supply                          Chain Management Supply    Chain   Officer/Manager;   Procurement Officer/Manager degree in related area
Diploma                in                                  Business Management Office Supervisor Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma            in                              Co-operative Management Co-operative Assistant; Co-operative Officer; Sacco Assistant Manager Degree in related area
Diploma      in     Human                       Resource Management Assistant Human Resource Officer; Human Resource Officer Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma       in      Road                        Transport Management Road Transport Officer Logistics Management Officer; Fleet Manager Degree in related area
Diploma in Tourism Management Tourism Management Officer Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma        in        Tour                          Guiding Management Tour Guide Supervisor Higher         National                       Diploma, degree in related area
Diploma      in                        Information                        and Communication Technology Information and Communication Technology Officer Degree in related area
Diploma               in                                Petroleum Management Assistant Petroleum Depot Manager; Petroleum Supply Chain Manager Degree in related area
Diploma in Project Management Project Manager; Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Degree in related area
Diploma              in                               Investment Management Investment        Analyst;       Investment                               Account Manager; Investment Advisor Degree in related area
Diploma in Maritime Transport Logistics Port          Operations           Manager;                   Shipping Documentation Supervisor; Logistics Manager Degree in related area
Diploma in Disaster Management Disaster Preparedness Trainer; Disaster Logistics  Manager;  Fire  Inspector/Investigator; First Aid Trainer; Disaster Victim Counsellor; Resource Mobilization Officer Degree in related area

 

BUSINESS BTEP HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA COURSES

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements for this level of courses are:
    • Pass in Diploma Level where applicable;
    • Degree from a recognized university;
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

 

  1. The duration for the course is two (2) years including compulsory industrial

 

KNEC offers examinations under the BTEP Higher National Diploma Course in the following areas:

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT

OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRESSION PATH
Higher         National                      Diploma         in Secretarial Management Office Manager; Executive Secretary Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher         National                      Diploma         in Business Management Manager; Assistant Manager Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management Assistant Human Resource Manager; Human Resource Officer/Manager Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher         National                      Diploma         in Entrepreneurship Development Entrepreneur;         Enterprise                       Development Officer;                       Entrepreneurship                       Development

Trainer

Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher National Diploma in Tourism Management (Modular) Tourism           Officer;           Tour                           Operations Officer/Manager Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Management Librarian Masters       degree      in                       selected universities
Higher         National                      Diploma         in Archives and Records Management Archives and Records Officer/Manager; Masters       degree      in                       selected universities

 

TECHNICAL COURSES

TEP program

 

TEP courses are aimed at imparting knowledge and skills which prepare trainees for self or formal employment. Self- employment leads to creation of new job opportunities as the enterprise expands. TEP courses allow for progression from Artisan Certificate to degree and other higher academic levels.

KNEC examines TEP courses from artisan level to higher national diploma level. TVET Program

TVET programs are modular. Each module imparts skills and knowledge that enable a graduate to engage in formal or informal employment while still pursuing their studies.

KNEC issues result slips for each module. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the requisite modules. NATIONAL VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING (NVCET) PROGRAM

NVCET CERTIFICATE COURSES

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • KCPE Certificate,
    • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by
  2. The duration for the course is 4 years including compulsory industrial attachment
    • Level one takes 2 years
    • Level two takes 2 years

 

KNEC offers examinations under the National Vocational Certificate in Education and Training program in the following areas:

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Appropriate                                Carpentry                     and Joinery Carpenter(Furniture,          roofing,                                                     interior fittings) Artisan                           Certificate                           Building Technology
Fashion Design and Garment Making Fashion designer/garment maker/garment cutter/sample maker Artisan Certificate Fashion design and garment making
Food Processing Technology Waiter/waitress, chef Artisan                         Certificate                in                         Food Processing Technology
Hairdressing                                     and                                     Beauty Therapy Level 1 Hairdresser, Beautician, Masseurs Artisan Certificate in Fashion Design and Garment Making Technology
Motor Vehicle Technology Motor vehicle mechanic, panel beater, spray painter Artisan Certificate in Motor Vehicle Technology
Seafarers To serve as a rating forming part of a navigation watch or an engineering watch on board ships or employed ashore in the maritime sector as a coxswain. Artisan Certificate in Seafarers
Metal Processing Technology Welder, fabricators of metal and steel structures Artisan Certificate in Mechanical engineering or Welding and Fabrication
Refrigeration                                         and                                         Air Conditioning Technology Technicians  refrigeration  and  A/C  industry involving Service and repair and Maintenance Artisan Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Plant option)
Electrical          and                             Electronics Technology Electrician, service and repair technicians Artisan Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Information                                   Communication Technology Data entry clerks, clerks in publishing firms, Artisan Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Building Technology Mason, plumber Artisan                      Certificate              in                      Building Technology

 

TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP) ARTISAN CERTIFICATE

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • KCPE Certificate, or;
    • Equivalent qualification approved by
  2. The duration for the course is 2 years which includes compulsory industrial

 

KNEC offers examinations under the TEP Artisan Certificate Courses in the following areas:

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Appropriate                                 Carpentry                           and Joinery Carpenter(Furniture, roofing, interior fittings) Craft          Certificate                    Building Technology
Fashion Design and Garment Making Fashion         designer/garment                         maker/garment cutter/sample maker Craft Certificate Fashion design and garment making
Food Processing Technology Waiter/waitress, chef Craft        Certificate                  in                  Food Processing Technology
Hairdressing           and                                     Beauty Therapy hairdresser, beautician, masseurs Craft      Certificate       in                Fashion

Design and Garment Making Technology

Motor Vehicle Technology Motor vehicle mechanic, panel beater, spray painter Craft        Certificate                  in                  Motor Vehicle Technology
Seafarers To serve as a rating forming part of a navigation watch or an engineering watch on board ships or employed ashore in the maritime sector as a coxswain. Craft Certificate in Nautical Science or Craft Certificate in Marine Engineering
Metal Processing Technology Welder, fabricators of metal and steel structures Craft Certificate in Mechanical engineering                              or                              Welding                              and

Fabrication

Refrigeration                                         and                                         Air Conditioning Technology Technicians involved in Installation, Service, repair and Maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Plant option)

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Electrical           and                             Electronics Technology Technicians involved  in  Installation,  Service,

Repair        and       Maintenance                     of           Electronic Equipment

Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Technology
Information                                    Communication Technology Data entry clerks, clerks in publishing firms, Craft Certificate in Information Communication Technology
Building Technology Mason, plumber Craft      Certificate                in                Building Technology
Plumbing Plumber Building Industry and self employment Craft Certificate in Plumbing

 

 

CRAFT CERTIFICATE (TEP)

 

  • The Minimum Entry Requirements are:

 

  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain), or;
  • Pass in a relevant Artisan course, or;
  • An Equivalent qualification approved by

 

  • The duration for the course is two (2) years which includes compulsory industrial

 

  • These Craft Programs are examined by KNEC at the end of the two years training period.

 

KNEC offers examinations under the TEP Craft Certificate Courses in the following areas:

 

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Craft Certificate in Masonry Mason in the Building Industry, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma        in                         Building Technology
Craft Certificate in Plumbing Installation and repair plumber in the Building Industry and factories, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma           in                            Water Technology
Craft Certificate in Road Construction Road Construction Technician , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma            in                             Civil Engineering

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Craft Certificate in Land Surveying Physical Planning Technician/clerk, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma            in                             Land Surveying
Craft Certificate in Water Technology Water Technician in Construction Industry and

water      companies,      Instructor                 in                         Vocational Training Centres

Diploma           in                            Water Technology
Craft          Certificate                    in                    National Certificate in Social Development Community worker in Government, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations, Instructor in

Vocational Training Centres

Diploma in Social Work and                     Community Development
Craft Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology Technician        in       medical        and                                  bio-medical laboratories          and         Research                              Institutions,

Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Diploma         in                          Medical Laboratory Technology
Craft       Certificate        in                    Agricultural Engineering         (Farm                 Power   and

Machinery)

Technician/Mechanic/          Assistant                                                       Workshop Supervisor (Farm Machinery and Equipment) ,

Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
Craft Certificate in Cartography Technical assistants in physical Planning establishments , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Cartography
Craft Certificate in Photogrammetry Technical assistants in physical Planning establishments, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma                                              in

Photogrammetry                                             and Remote Sensing

Craft          Certificate                     in                     Printing Technology Repair   and   Maintenance   Technicians/machine operators in printing industry, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma        in                         Printing Technology

 

 

CRAFT CERTIFICATE (TVET)

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are

 

  • Pass in relevant Artisan Course or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or;
  • Equivalent qualification approved by

 

  1. The duration for the course is two (2) years covered in two modules which includes compulsory industrial

KNEC offers examinations under the TVET Craft Certificate Courses in the following areas:

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Certificate        in                             Catering                             and Accommodation Operations Room Attendant, Waiter/Waitress, food  production and service in the catering industry , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management
Certificate in Fashion Design and Garment Making Technology Fashion Designer; Garment Constructor; Supervisor; Garment Cutter; Pattern Cutter; Textile Designer; Sample Maker; Fashion Stylist; Embroiderer; Batik/Tie  and Dye  Producer,  Instructor in  Vocational

Training Centres

Diploma in Fashion Design and Clothing Technology
Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Metal      production     and                  processing      technicians                  , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Mechanical engineering (Production Option)
Craft       Certificate       in                 Nautical Science To serve as an Officer in charge of navigation watch on board ships or employed ashore in the maritime sector. Diploma        in                         Nautical Science
Craft in Marine Engineering To work on board merchant ship in the engine department at support level or in a marine engineering workshop or shipyard as a craftsman.

a)  Module I, the trainee will be certificated as a Rating forming part of an engineering watch in accordance with STCW regulation III/4.

b)  Module II, the trainee will be certificated as an Able Seafarer-Engine in accordance with STCW regulation III/5

Diploma         in                           Marine Engineering
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic                             Technology (Telecommunication Options) Telecommunication Technicians (Installation, maintenance, service and repair) , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Electrical and Electronic                             Engineering (Telecommunication option

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Power) Technicians in Electrical power generating and distribution companies, self-employed or formal employment in construction firms (Electrical Wiring) , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power option)
Certificate in Baking Technology Chef in Baking and confectionary industry, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma         in                           Baking Technology
Certificate             in                                 Automotive Engineering Motor Vehicle Mechanic (Assistant Supervisor) , Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Automotive Engineering
Certificate              in                                  Petroleum Geosciences Technicians and clerks in Petroleum Industry Diploma      in                       Petroleum Geosciences
Certificate in Water Technology Water Technician in Construction Industry and water companies, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres Diploma           in                            Water Technology
Craft Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Technicians in  Metal  processing  industry,  Building

industry or self-employment, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Diploma in Welding and fabrication
Certificate in Food and Beverage Production and Service Waiter/Waitress,        chef,      Instructor                                         in           Vocational Training Centres Diploma in Food and Beverage Management, Diploma in Catering and Accommodation

Management

Craft         Certificate                   in                   Food Processing and Preservation Operator in food processing and preservation industry

for both animal and crop products, Instructor in Vocational Training Centres

Diploma            in                             Food

Processing                                           and Preservation

Craft      Certificate      in                Fisheries, Science and Technology Technical   assistant/Advisor   in   Fish   farming,   food- processing industry Diploma       in                        Fisheries, Science and Technology
Craft        certificate        in                  medical laboratory technology Technician in laboratories in the medical, biomedical, research institutions and specialized industries Diploma         in                          Medical Laboratory Technology
Craft certificate in nutrition and dietetics The trainee will work in a salaried or self-employment to improve health care using nutrition and dietetics provision in line with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) vision. Diploma in Nutrition And Dietetics
Post Qualification certificate in counsellor supervision The trainee will work in formal or self-employment to address challenges/ issues encountered by the counsellors in their practice. The counsellor supervisor  

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
  will provide care and support to the practicing counsellors leading towards greater competence, ethical working and assured therapeutic outcomes.  
Craft Certificate in Construction plant Technology Sales,       Service       and      repair                  technician of         road construction and excavation equipment Diploma in Construction Plant
Craft            in      Child                      Care                      and Protection Child Protection officer in various institutions e.g. children’s homes, juvenile courts, NGOs. Diploma in Child Care and Protection

 

 

TEP Diploma

 

  • The Minimum Entry Requirements are:-
    • Pass in relevant Craft Course or;
    • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or;
    • Equivalent qualification approved by
  • The duration for the course is three (3) years including compulsory industrial
  • These diploma programs are examined at the end of the three years training

 

KNEC offers examinations under TEP Diploma Courses in the following areas:

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Diploma      in     Water                       Technology (Water Supply) Water        Technician/Supervisor        in                    Construction Industry and water companies HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma      in     Water                       Technology (Sanitation) Water        Technician/Supervisor        in                    Construction Industry and water and waste water companies HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma     in Water Technology (Surface Water Option) Water        Technician/Supervisor        in                    Construction Industry and water and waste water companies HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma      in     Water                       Technology (Ground Water Option) Water        Technician/Supervisor        in                    Construction Industry and water drilling companies HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Quantity Surveying Technical Assistant to the Architect , Clerk of Works, Assistant Quantity Surveyor HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Highway Engineering Technician/Supervisor in road construction industry HND or Relevant Degree

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATH
Diploma in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technician/Supervisor in physical Planning establishments as:

Geographer, cartographer, physical scientist, GIS analyst, database administrator, applications specialist, project manager, remote sensing scientist,

surveyor, photogrammetrist, and image analyst

HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Cartography Technician/Supervisor in physical Planning establishments as:

Geographer, cartographer, physical scientist, GIS analyst, database administrator, applications specialist, project manager, remote sensing scientist, surveyor, photogrammetrist, and image analyst

HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Land Surveying Technician/Supervisor in physical Planning and Surveying and Mapping establishments HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Map Reproduction Technician/Supervisor in physical Planning and Surveying and Mapping establishments HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Medical Engineering Technician/Supervisor in Medical industry  in charge or installation, service repair and Maintenance of medical Equipment HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Art and Design Technicians and Supervisors in Advertising and Publishing and Graphic arts industries HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma             in                               Agricultural Engineering Mechanic/      Supervisor       (Farm                            Machinery       and Equipment) HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Chemical and process Engineering Technical operator, supervisor in Manufacturing and process Industry HND or Relevant Degree
Diploma in Printing

 

This course has three options namely:

·        Pre-press option

·        Press option

·        Post press option

Technician/Supervisor in Printing industry

·        Repair, Service and Maintenance

·        Operators of printing Machines

HND or Relevant Degree

 

TVET DIPLOMA

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are:-
    • Pass in relevant Craft Course, or;
    • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus), or;
    • Equivalent qualification approved by
  2. These are modular programs, which offer flexibility to Diploma programs comprise of three modules with KNEC examinations at the end of each module.
  3. The Duration for the course is three (3) years covered in three modules including compulsory industrial

KNEC offers examinations under the TVET Diploma Courses in the following areas.

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION
Diploma in Textile Technology Employment Opportunities include:

Spinning      Technician,       Weaving                        Technician,       Knitting Technician, Processing Technician, Supervisor, Quality

Controller, Fabric/Textile Designer

Relevant degree
Diploma in Water Technology Water Technician/Supervisor in Construction Industry and water and waste water companies and water drilling establishments HND or Relevant degree
Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technical operator, supervisor in Manufacturing and process Industry Relevant degree
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power, Telecommunication and Instrumentation Options) Supervisors/Technicians in Telecommunication firms or self-employment in repair, service and installation of telecommunication equipment

Technicians/Supervisors   in   Electrical   power   generating and distribution industry or self-employed or formal

employment in construction industry (Electrical Wiring)

HND or Relevant degree
Diploma        in Social Work and Community Development Assistant      manager/Social      /Community      worker      in Government and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Relevant degree
Diploma             in                              Aeronautical Engineering Aircraft Technician in the Aviation industry Relevant degree

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION
This      course     has               two           options namely:

·        Airframe and Engines Option

·        Avionics Option

  Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Diploma             in                               Agricultural Engineering Mechanic/ Supervisor (Farm Machinery and Equipment) HND      or    Relevant degree
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry Technical Assistants/Supervisors in Research Institutions Relevant degree
Diploma in Applied Biology Technical Assistants/Supervisors in Research Institutions Relevant degree
Diploma in Architecture Technician/Draftsman  in  the  Building  Industry  and  self- employment Relevant degree
Diploma in Art and Design Technicians /Supervisors in Advertising and Publishing and Graphic arts industries Relevant degree
Diploma              in                               Automotive Engineering Motor Vehicle Mechanic/ Supervisor HND      or    Relevant degree
Diploma in Baking Technology Supervisors and Technicians in baking and confectionary industry Relevant degree
Diploma in Building Supervisors and Technicians Building Industry or building contractors HND      or    Relevant degree
Diploma         in                          Catering                          and Accommodation Management Technical        assistants/Supervisors                           in                           Catering                           and Accommodation industry Relevant degree
Diploma in Civil Engineering Technical assistants/Supervisors in:

·        Construction companies (both consultants and contractors)

·        Local authorities and government departments

·        Rail companies

·        Utility companies

HND      or    Relevant degree
Diploma              in                           Mechanical Engineering (Construction Plant Engineering) Mechanic/Supervisor         (Construction                                                  Plant)                                                  –                                                  Heavy Machinery and Equipment

Sales, Service, repair and Maintenance technician of road

construction and excavation equipment

HND      or    Relevant degree

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION
Diploma in Counselling Salaried or self-employment using Guiding and skills Counselling to help clients face their day to day challenges/issues Relevant degree
Diploma in Dietetics Management Technical  assistant  or  supervisor  to  improve  health  care

using nutrition and dietetics provision in line with the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) vision

Relevant degree
Diploma in Environmental Science & Technology Supervisor or technical advisor to government on policies in :

·        Manufacturing companies

·        Environmental consultancies

·        Local governments

·        Environmental agencies

·        Wildlife conservation groups

·        Universities

Relevant degree
Diploma in Fashion Design and Clothing Technology Supervisor   and/Fashion   Promoter,   Fashion   Illustrator, Fashion Designer, Fashion Merchandiser, Fashion Journalist,  Garment  Cutter,  Cutting  Supervisor/Master, Pattern      Cutter/Master,      Quality      Controller,      Textile

Designer, Fashion Consultant

Relevant degree
Diploma in Food and Beverage Management Chef,   Waiter/Waitress,   Restaurant   Supervisor,   Kitchen Supervisor, Teaching, self-employment in Food Production

industry.

Relevant degree
Diploma     in     Food                      Science        and Processing Technology Supervisor/Operator    in    food   processing   industries/food preservations of both crop and animal products Relevant degree
Diploma           in                             Housekeeping Management Supervisor /Assistant managers in Hotel Industry Relevant degree
Diploma in Marine Engineering Officer in charge of an engineering watch on board ship or employed ashore in the maritime sector. Relevant degree
Diploma              in                                Mechanical Engineering                                       (Fabrication                          and

Metallurgy Option

Supervisor/Technician in Metal production and processing industry HND or Relevant degree
Diploma              in                                Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option) Supervisor/Technical industrial plant operators in process industry HND or Relevant degree

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION
Diploma              in                                Mechanical Engineering (Production Option) Technician/Supervisor in Metal and steel production and processing industry Relevant degree
Diploma              in                                Mechanical Engineering (Construction Plant) Mechanic/Supervisor         (Construction                                                  Plant)                                                  –                                                  Heavy Machinery and Equipment

Sales, Service, repair and Maintenance technician of road construction and excavation equipment

HND         or Relevant degree
Diploma in Medical Engineering Technician/Supervisor in Medical industry in charge or installation, service repair and Maintenance of medical

Equipment

Relevant degree
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology Technician/Supervisor in laboratories in the medical, biomedical, research institutions and specialized industries Relevant degree
Diploma in Nautical Science Officer in charge of a navigation watch on board ship or employed ashore in the maritime sector. Relevant degree
Diploma in nutrition and dietetics Dietary Technician in an organization Relevant degree
Diploma in Petroleum Geosciences Technician/Supervisor Petroleum Industry involving:

·        Formation Evaluation

·        Petroleum Production

·        Petroleum Geology

·        Petroleum Geophysics

Relevant degree
Diploma          in                           Pharmaceutical Technology Work in the areas of drug manufacturing, drug marketing and distribution and drug dispensing in hospital and community pharmacies Relevant degree
Diploma      in      Child                       Care                       and Protection Child     Protection     officer     in                various           institutions   e.g. children’s homes, juvenile courts, NGOs. Relevant Degree

Higher National Diploma (TEP)

 

  1. The Minimum requirement is:-

 

Diploma in the relevant area of specialization or equivalent qualification.

 

  1. The duration for the course is two (2) years full time or sandwich (part-time).

 

 

KNEC offers examinations under the TEP Higher National Diploma Courses in the following areas.

 

COURSE          NAME CAREER/ EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION

PATHS

Higher Diploma  in  Educational Instructors in technical institutions  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relevant program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

degree

Management  
Higher Diploma in Construction Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
(Building Economics) in building industry
Higher Diploma in Construction Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
(Structures) in construction industry
Higher Diploma in Construction Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
(Building and Civil Engineering) in building/construction industry
Higher Diploma in Construction Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
(Highway Engineering) in construction industry
Higher Diploma in Construction Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
(Water Engineering) in water, sewerage and drainage industry
Higher Diploma in Surveying and Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Mapping in surveying
Higher         Diploma                       in Land Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Surveying   in surveying
Higher                                Diploma in Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Photogrammetric                                          and

Sensing

Remote in photogrammetry and meteorology,
Higher Diploma in Cartography Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
  in cartography
Higher  Diploma   in  Mechanical Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Engineering in building, construction and mechanical industry
Higher         Diploma         in                       Food Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Technology (Quality Control) in food industry
Higher      Diploma     in  Analytical Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Chemistry in research organizations and manufacturing industries
Higher       Diploma                     in Applied Middle level managers, senior supervisors and technologists
Biology   in research industry

 

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES: –

 

  1. Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE);
  2. Primary Teacher Education (PTE);
  3. Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE);
  4. Special Needs Education (SNE);
  5. Diploma in Teacher Education (DTE).

 

Teacher  Education  courses  are  offered  in  colleges/institutions  certified  and  approved  by  the  Ministry  of  Education. Undertaking Teaching practice is compulsory for all Teacher Education Courses.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION (ECDE);

 

ECDE Proficiency Certificate

 

This is not an institution based course but an examination for those who have not met minimum entry requirements for direct admission to Certificate in ECDE course. Registration is done at the Sub-county Education Office.

The Entry Requirements are:

 

  • KCPE Certificate, or
  • KCSE Mean Grade D Plain and below Certificate in ECDE
  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are: –
    • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus), or;
    • KCE Division IV, or;
    • P2 teacher training certificate, or;
    • KCPE Certificate with a pass in ECDE Proficiency
  2. Duration – Four (4) terms of pre-service training or Six (6) terms in-service

 

Diploma in ECDE

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are: –

 

  • KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or;
  • KCE Division II or;
  • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) teacher training certificate or;
  • At least D+ (Plus) in KCSE or KCE Division III and in addition have a KNEC ECDE Certificate or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate or;
  • KCE Division III and Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE- A level) Certificate with a minimum of one (01)
  1. The duration for the course is Four (04) terms of pre-service training or Six (06) terms in-service Candidates can complete the course in two years.

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Certificate in ECDE Employment to teach in early childhood education institutions under the County Governments or Private employers Diploma in ECDE
Diploma in ECDE Employment to teach and/or manage early childhood education institutions under the County Governments or Private employers Degree in ECDE

 

PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION (PTE);

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements or ;
    • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) for visually impaired (VI-blind), hearing impaired (HI) and physically disabled
  2. The duration for the course is two (2)

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Primary                       Teacher                       Education (PTE) ·        Employment by

o   Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as a Primary School Teacher in any part of the Country

o   Private Schools as a Primary School Teacher in any part of the Country

o   Non- Governmental Organizations involved in Basic Education

·        Diploma                in ECDE

·        Diploma                in

Special          Needs Education

 

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
  o Semi-Autonomous Government agencies – SAGAS

·        Education Consultancy services

·        Employment in foreign Countries as a basic Education Teacher

·        Promotion       to       Management                             of       Education Institutions in Kenya

·        Employment in the sports industry

 

 

 

TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN ADULT EDUCATION

 

  • The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) for Teacher 1, or;
    • KCSE Mean Grade D Plain for Teacher
  • The training is coordinated by the sub-county adult and continuing education office
  • The duration for the course is two (2) years

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION

PATHS

Teacher Certificate in Adult Education (TCAE) ·        Employment by the Directorate of Adult and Continuing Education as an Adult Education Teacher/Trainer

·        Employment by community based organization involved in Adult Education and literacy programmes

·        Employment by Non- Governmental Organizations involved in Adult Education and Literacy programmes

Diploma Courses in Adult Education

 

SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION (SNE)

 

  • The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) Certificate, or;
    • P1 Teacher certificate by training, or;

 

  • P1 Teacher who has been promoted by the Ministry of Education through the teacher proficiency courses, or;
  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate, or;
  • KCE Division 3 with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE

 

  • The duration for the course is two (2)

 

COURSE NAME CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION PATHS
Diploma      in                        Special                        Needs Education (SNE) ·        Employment by:

o   Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to teach in schools that admit Special Needs learners

o   community     based                             organizations                             (CBOs) involved in Special Needs Education

o   Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in Special Needs Education

·        Engagements in translations involving use of sign language, Braille

·        Consultancy Services in Special Needs

·        Promotion/ upgrading of teachers as per terms of service of the Teachers Service Commission

Degree Course in Special                            Needs Education

 

DIPLOMA IN TEACHER EDUCATION (DTE)

 

  1. The Minimum Entry Requirements are:
    • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus);
    • In addition the trainee must have a grade of C+ (Plus) in the two teaching subjects and a C (Plain) in English;
    • Candidates pursuing science courses should have at least C (Plain) in Mathematics while those pursuing humanities and languages should have at least D+ (Plus) in
  2. The duration for the course is three (3)

 

 

  CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRESSION

PATHS

Diploma        in                          Teacher Education (DTE) ·   Employment by the

o   Teachers Service Commission (TSC) as a secondary school teacher

o   Community based organizations

o   Non- Governmental Organizations

·        Engagements in the professional areas of specialization,

e.g. research, communication, design, or any educational institutions

·        Employment opportunities in foreign countries as a teacher

·        Employment in the sports industry

·        Employment by Semi Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAS)

Degree        Courses                      in relevant areas

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