Below is the African institute of research and development studies fee structure for the different courses you can study at the college….
African institute of research and development studies fee structure
Before I take you to the fee structure, here are some background information about AIRADS.
African institute of research and development studies (AIRADS) has many branches in various parts of Kenya.
The campuses are:
- Kericho town Campus
- Bungoma town Campus
- Kisumu city Campus
- Nakuru city Campus
- Eldoret town Campus
- Lodwar Campus
Most importantly, all African institute of research and development studies campuses across the country are registered, and licensed by TVETA.
Additionally, all the campuses are accredited by various bodies both locally and internationally including NITA, KNEC, KASNEB, ICM, AMROCK, KNDI, TVET/CDAC, among others.
AIRADs College intakes and mode of learning
On top of that, all the campuses have their intakes in January, May, and September, and campuses offer 3 modes of study, full-time, part-time, distance learning, and weekends.
Courses offered at African institute of research and development studies
African institute of research and development studies offers so many different courses on their different campuses across the country.
Below are the courses offered:
- 14 computer packages courses plus more advanced courses:
- Professional Short courses.
- NITA Courses
- CBET Courses
- Health Science
- Engineering and ICT
- Arts & Social Science
- Business & Management Studies
- KASNEB Courses
AIRADs College fee structure
Note that the African institute of research and development studies fee differs depending on the course that you are undertaking.
That being so, below is the fee information for the various courses (Here, we will mention all the courses plus how much you pay for each):
To start with, let us look at all the computer courses.
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14 Computer packages
- Introduction to computer
- Operation system with Microsoft windows
- Word processing using MS word
- Spreadsheet using MS Excel
- Database management using MS Access
- Internet and email
- Introduction to graphic design
- Using Ms publisher and Adobe PageMaker
- social media and digital skills
- Basic computer maintenance skills
- Document formatting and printing skills
- Software installation
- PC troubleshooting
For the 14 computer package courses, the fee is kshs. 3800.
On the other hand, for the Advanced, Accounting, and Computer Programming Languages, the fee per each is as follows:
- Corel draw -3,500/=
- MS project -5000/=
- SPSS -6000/=
- AutoCAD -4000/=
- Quick books -4000/=
- Sage -4000/=
- Pastel -4000/=
- Tally -4000/=
Computer Programming Languages
- C + + (it takes 2 months) – Ksh 7000/-
- Visual basic (it takes 2 months) -Ksh 7000/-
- Database management with SQL – Ksh 7000/-
In addition to the above courses, African institute of research and development studies offers a range of short courses (professional courses).
Now, these courses’ takes a duration of between 1 to 6 months (in most cases).
For the duration each course takes and fees charged, see the tables below.
Fee for Professional Short courses
Professional Short courses-More courses offered at African institute of research and development studies
|Professional Courses in||Duration||Fees|
|Disaster Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|Project Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|NGO Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|HIV/AIDS Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|Guidance and Counseling||1 Month||6000/-|
|Business counseling and Consultancy||1 Month||6000/-|
|Public Relations||1 Month||6000/-|
|Business Plan Writing||1 Month||6000/-|
|Conflict Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|Research Proposal Writing||1 Month||6000/-|
|Customer Care||1 Month||6000/-|
|Health Records Management||1 Month||6000/-|
|Leadership skills||1 Month||6000/=|
|Drug abuse and rehabilitation||1 Month||6000/=|
|School/college management||1 Month||6000/=|
|Cooperative management||1 Month||6000/=|
|Risk management||1 Month||6000/=|
|Stress management||1 Month||6000/=|
|Computer repair and Maintenance||1 Month||7000/=|
|NITA Courses||Duration per grade||Fees per term|
|Beauty Therapy||6 Months||15000/=|
|Hair Dressing||6 Months||15000/=|
|Welding and fabrication||6 Months||15000/=|
|Electrical installation||6 Months||15000/=|
|Food and Beverage Mgt||6 Months||15000/=|
|Cert in Nail Technology||6 Months||15000/=|
|Cert in beauty therapy &Hair dressing||6 Months||15000/=|
|Advanced Diploma in Cosmetology||6 Months||15000/=|
|Certificate in Home Care Mgt||3 Weeks||13000/=|
|CBET Courses||Duration per level||Fees per term|
|Human resource mgt||6 Months||13000/=|
|Information Communication Technology||6 Months||13000/=|
|Business Management||6 Months||13000/=|
|Public Relations||6 Months||13000/=|
|Project Management||6 Months||13000/=|
|Leadership Skills||6 Months||13000/=|
|Monitoring and Evaluation||6 Months||13000/=|
|Security Guarding||6 Months||13000/=|
|Supply Chain Mgt||6 Months||13000/=|
|Health Record and IT||6 Months||13000/=|
|Office Assistance/Administration||6 Months||13000/=|
|Counselling Psychology||6 Months||13000/=|
|Marriage and Family Counselling||6 Months||13000/=|
Health Science courses
To qualifications for the school of health science, you must have met the following qualifications.
Diploma courses– C-
Certificate courses– D (plain)
For the fees, duration, and exam body, see the table below…
|Health science Course||Exam body and duration||Fees per term|
|Diploma in Community Health and Development||KNEC or AIRADS – 7 Terms||22000/=|
|Certificate in Community Health and Development||KNEC or AIRADS -4 Months||22000/=|
|Diploma in nutrition and dietetics management||KNEC -6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in nutrition and dietetics management||KNEC – 4 Months||16000/=|
|Diploma in health record with IT||KNEC or AIRADS – 7 Terms||22000/=|
|Certificate in health record with IT||KNEC or AIRADS – 4 Terms||22000/=|
To join and undertake any hospitality course, you need to meet the following qualifications.
Diploma courses– C-(minus)
Certificate courses– D(plain)
Now that you know about the qualifications, let us go ahead and look at the fees for each course per term (the exam body for all the courses is KNEC).
|Hospitality Course||Duration||Fees per term|
|Diploma in catering and accommodation||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in catering and accommodation||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in food and beverages||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in food and beverages||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Artisan cert. food and beverages||2 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in housekeeping and laundry||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in housekeeping and laundry||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in bakery||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in bakery||4 Terms||16000/=|
Engineering and ICT
Again, to pursue Engineering and ICT, you need a C- for the Diploma qualification and a D plain(minimum) for a certificate course.
For the duration each course will take and the fee per term, see the table below:
|Engineering and ICT course
|Duration||Fees per term|
|Diploma in information communication technology||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in information communication technology||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in electrical/electrical engineering||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in electrical/electrical engineering||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in mass communication||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in mass communication||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Artisan cert. electrical/ electrical engineering||2 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in information technology||4 Terms||16000/=|
Arts & Social Sciences
When joining the school of arts and social science, below are the qualification you must have met, depending on the course you would like to pursue.
Certificate courses– D(plain)
The duration and school fees to pay per term details are tabulated below..
|Arts & Social Science
|Duration||Fees per term|
|Diploma in community development /social work||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in community work/social work||3 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in guidance and counseling||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in guidance and counseling||4 Terms||16000/=|
Let us first look at the minimum qualifications for KASNEB Courses ….
Qualifications for KASNEB Courses
- ATD (LEVEL I – III) – C-(minus)
- CPA (SECT I – II) –C+(plus) . Must also have C+ in Maths and English
- CPA 2 (SECT III – IV) – PASS in section 1
- CPA 3 (SECT V – VI) –PASS in section 2
- Certificate in Accounting & Management Skills (CAMS) Qualification by KASNEB -D+(plus)
At this point, let us look at fees per term plus the duration each course takes below….
|Duration||Fees per term|
|ATD (LEVEL I – III)||5 Months||12000/=|
|CPA (SECT I – II)||5 Months per section||12000/=|
|CPA 2 (SECT III – IV)||5 Months per section||14000/=|
|CPA 3 (SECT V – VI)||6 Months per section||16000/=|
|Certificate in Accounting & Management Skills (CAMS) Qualification by KASNEB||5 Months||12000/=|
African institute of research and development studies fee structure continued
Business & Management Studies
For all business & management studies, all exams are under KNEC exam body.
For you to pursue any course, below are the qualification you must have met:
Diploma courses -C-(minus)
- Higher National Diploma in Human resources management –PASS in diploma in any Business or Degree from any Recognized University.
- Higher National Diploma in Entrepreneurship- Diploma in any business Course
- Higher National Diploma Information Studies/ Library Science- Pass in Diploma in Information Studies/ Library Science
Fees and duration for Business & Management diploma Courses
|Business & Management Studies Course||Duration||Fees per term|
|Higher National Diploma in Human resources management||2 Terms||14000/=|
|Higher National Diploma in Entrepreneurship||2 Terms||14000/= (distance learning)|
|Higher National Diploma Information Studies/ Library Science||2 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Business Management||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Human Resource Management||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Supplies chain management||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Sales & Marketing||6 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Library Science||6 terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in Accountancy||3 Terms||16000/=|
|Diploma in secretarial Studies||6 Terms||16000/=|
Let us now look at the fees for Business & Management certificate courses(you need a D plain to take a Certificate and a C- to pursue a Diploma)
|Business & Management Studies certificate course||Duration||Fees per term|
|Certificate in Human Resource Management||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in Sales & Marketing||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in Business Management||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in Supplies chain management||4 Terms||16000/=|
|Artisan certificate in store keeping||2 Terms||16000/=|
|Artisan certificate in salesmanship||2 Terms||16000/=|
|Certificate in Secretarial studies||4 Terms||16000/=|
How to Apply or Register
So, how do you now apply or register?
Now, to apply or register, you can just apply online at this website www.airads.ac.ke
Alternatively, you can visit any of previously listed campuses to get an admission letter.
And if you’d like to contact a particular campus, you can use the following contact details..
African institute of research and development studies Nakuru Campus
Location: Trade World Building 2nd Floor, Opposite Prestige Mall, along – Kijabe Row– Nakuru CBD
Cell Phone: 0711-488-302
African institute of research and development studies Eldoret Campus
Location: Institute Plaza 3rd Floor- Oloo Street, Next to KPLC Commercial Office-Eldoret CBD
Cell Phone: 0715-696-979
African institute of research and development studies Kisumu Campus
Location: Swan Building ,2nd floor, Oginga Odinga Street-Kisumu city
Cell Phone: 0715-505-262
African institute of research and development studies Kericho Campus
Location: ACK business park Building -2ND, 3rd & 4th Floor Along Kericho –Nakuru Highway, Next to Ndege Chai Building –Kericho Town.
Cell Phone: 0729-976-885
African institute of research and development studies Bungoma Campus
Location: College House – 3rd Floor – Opposite Bungoma Main Stage- Bungoma Town
Cell Phone: 0715-771-316
African institute of research and development studies Lodwar campus
Location: Equity Bank Building –Opposite -Lodwar Town
Postal address: P.O BOX 387 – 30500- Lowdar Turkana County
Cell Phone: 0719 818 645
African institute of research and development studies fee structure – Final words
If you have not made up your mind on the course to pursue, the African institute of research and development studies has a dedicated career department that will guide you accordingly.
To reach the department, call/sms/whatsapp 0723 555 999.
Of course, you may also want to visit the institution (campus of your choice) physically for further assistance.