KUCCPS-Approved Certificate Courses for D+ & Below Students

the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened new avenues for students who achieved D+ and D (plain) grades in the 2023 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). These students now have the opportunity to pursue a range of certificate courses approved by KUCCPS. This article provides an insightful overview of the approved courses, spanning diverse fields and offering a chance for academic growth and skill development.

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Accounting
  3. Banking and Finance
  4. Sales and Marketing
  5. Secretarial Studies
  6. Supply Chain Management
  7. Business Administration
  8. Credit Management
  9. Human Resources Management
  10. Cooperative Management
  11. Project Management

These are just a glimpse of the 75 approved business and related courses available in various Kenyan colleges and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions. Notable institutions offering these courses include Belgut, Bushiangala, Riragia, Aldai, Bunyala, Gatundu South, and Gitwebe TVET institutions.

Building and Construction:

  1. Construction Technology
  2. Construction Foreperson
  3. Concrete Construction
  4. Land Survey
  5. Road Construction

Leading institutions in this field include Eldoret Polytechnic, with training institutes like Karen, Katine, Konoin, Ol’lessos, Kisumu, Kitale, Meru, Sigalagala, and Bungoma polytechnics also providing these courses.

Engineering Technology:

With 99 KUCCPS-approved certificate courses in the engineering sector, students have diverse options, including:

  1. Agricultural Engineering
  2. Automotive Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Electronic Engineering

Polytechnics such as Eldoret, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Nyeri, and Sigalagala offer these courses, and students can also apply to TVET institutions like Weru, Webuye, Turbo, Tigania East, Shamberembere, Runyenjes, and Ugunja technical and vocational colleges.

Information Technology (IT):

  1. Computer Programming
  2. Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
  3. Computer Science

Technical Training Institutes like Ahmed Shahame Mwidani, Aldai, Bureti, and Coast Institute of Technology offer these programs. The courses are also available in TVET institutions such as Eldama Ravine, Chamasiri, Chepsirei, Butula, Bunyala, and Bureti.

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy:

With a minimum KCSE grade of D, students can apply for courses in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy in various TVET institutions across Kenya.

Library and Information Science:

  1. Certificate in Information Science
  2. Certificate in Library Archives and Information Management

Available in institutions such as Belgut, Ebukanga, Eldama Ravine, Kajiado West, Keriio Valley, Kipkabus, Lodwar, Eldoret, Meru, Sigalagala, Bungoma Polytechnics, and others.

Clothing, Fashion, and Textile:

  1. Clothing Technology
  2. Fashion Design
  3. Tailoring and Dressmaking

Offered by institutions like Baringo Technical College, Belgut TVET, Eldoret Polytechnic, Emining Technical Training Institute, Friends College Kaimosi, and Keroka Technical Training Institute.

Final Thoughts

The KUCCPS-approved certificate courses for D+ & below students represent a significant step towards inclusive education, providing diverse opportunities for skill development and academic advancement. As students embark on these educational journeys, they have the chance to unlock their potential and contribute meaningfully to various industries in Kenya.


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