High-Demand KUCCPS Diploma Courses and Accredited Colleges

As the application window for higher education programs opens for students who completed the 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Ezekiel Machogu, announced the commencement date as Wednesday, May 17. Students now have the chance to explore a variety of diploma courses based on their KCSE mean grade. Here’s a comprehensive list of five marketable diploma programs and the approved colleges offering them, all under the purview of the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

1. Diploma in Education: Shaping Future Educators

Minimum Grade Requirement: C- (minus)

This diploma opens doors to the teaching profession. Graduates can apply for a Teachers Service Commission (TSC) number and pursue careers as secondary school teachers. Renowned institutions offering this program include Masinga Technical and Vocational College, Kibabii Diploma Teachers Training College, Lugari Diploma Teachers Training College, and Kagumo Teachers Training College.

2. Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management: Nurturing Hospitality Professionals

Minimum Grade Requirement: C- (minus)

Ideal for those aspiring to work in the hospitality sector, this two-year program equips students with skills in catering and accommodation management. Accredited institutions providing this course include Baringo Technical College, Coast Institute of Technology, Eldoret Polytechnic, Kabete National Polytechnic, and Kisumu Polytechnic.

3. Diploma in Electrical Engineering: Empowering Innovators

Minimum Grade Requirement: C- (minus)

Recognized as one of Kenya’s most marketable diploma programs, this course allows graduates to work independently in the field of electrical engineering. Institutions such as Bondo Technical Training Institute, Butere Technical and Vocational College, Coast Institute of Technology, Eldoret Polytechnic, Kabete National Polytechnic, and Kenya Coast Polytechnic are among those offering this diploma.

4. Journalism and Mass Media Certificate: Crafting Media Professionals

Minimum Grade Requirement: C- (minus)

Designed for individuals interested in journalism, this certificate program serves as an alternative for those who didn’t meet the C+ requirement for university admission. Institutions like Masinga Technical and Vocational College, Michuki Technical Training Institute, Molo Technical and Vocational College, and Sigalagala National Polytechnic provide KUCCPS-approved courses in journalism and mass media.

5. Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (DICT): Paving the Tech Path

Minimum Grade Requirement: C- (minus)

Exclusively offered at two KUCCPS-approved colleges for government scholarships, this diploma in ICT provides a gateway to the tech industry. Borabu Technical and Vocational College and Meru University of Science and Technology are institutions empowering students with the skills needed for a career in ICT.

These programs not only cater to diverse career aspirations but also make quality education financially accessible. As students embark on this transformative educational journey, they have the opportunity to choose programs that align with their interests, opening doors to a spectrum of professional possibilities.


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