Colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya [Top rated]

We reveal the most-recommended Colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya in this article…

Digital marketing has emerged as a necessity for businesses as they battle for the ever-growing online shopping population.

This has, in turn, triggered an overwhelming demand for skilled digital marketing professionals in Kenya and across the globe.

The good thing is that digital marketing and social media courses don’t take that long and you should be good to go within a couple of months.

Of course, you can sell your services as a freelance digital marketing consultant or work in full-time employment in digital marketing agencies in Kenya or even online after finishing the course.

There are also big corporates hiring full-time online marketers and you could target these.

The pay is particularly lucrative in such companies.

Now to the big question: where can you learn digital marketing in Kenya?

Well, there are a couple of great digital marketing schools in Kenya and you’ll be well on your way to a successful career as a digital marketer by the time you’re graduating from any one of them.

Below we list the top colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya including colleges offering diploma in digital marketing locally.

Read on.

Colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya

Here are the leading digital marketing schools in Kenya:

Africa digital media institute Nairobi

Nairobi-based ADMI (Africa digital media institute) offers a comprehensive Digital Marketing course and has been attracting rave reviews from digital marketing students and practitioners in Kenya.

Training is done through dynamic lectures, actual case studies, and lively group discussions.

ADMI digital marketing training program is organized in 3 digital marketing certificate course levels and you choose where to start depending on your current skillset and experience.

Here is what’s covered in each level:

Level 1 – Beginner

  • Digital Marketing Fundamentals
  • Online Advertising

Level 2 – Intermediate

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Online Sales

Level 3 – Advanced

  • Growth Hacking
  • Leading a Digital Marketing Team

Summary of other course details

Mode of study:                 Part-time (evenings)

Course duration:              1 Semester

Intakes:                January, May, and September

Campus:                              Caxton House (CBD Nairobi)

Digital marketing course price: Kshs. 50000 (East Africa Citizens)/Kshs. 60000 (International students) per term

Contact:                               +254 706 34 96 96/+254 772 91 38 11 or Email: info@admi.ac.ke

Edulink International College Nairobi

Edulink has invested heavily in state-of-the art training facilities including a well-equipped library, ICT labs, and super-fast Wi-Fi across their campus and it’s another institution worth checking out if you’re in search of digital marketing skills.

Here are the digital marketing units you’ll tackle at Edulink:

  • Search Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Marketing Optimization
  • Content Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Lead Nurturing
  • Legal, Ecommerce
  • Web Technologies
  • Analytics
  • Course project

Summary of other course details

Mode of study:                 3 hours per day, 2 days a week

Course duration:              10 weeks

Intakes:                Continuous

Campus:                              Prosperity House, Westlands Road, Nairobi (2nd Floor)

Course entry requirements (minimum): KCSE mean grade D+ (minimum)/International Baccalaureate (IB)/ IGCSE/General Certificate of Education (GCE)

Tuition Fees:                     Kshs. 60000

Contact:                               0796088730 or Email: admission@edulink.ac.ke

Corporate Staffing Services (CSS)

CSS offers corporate digital marketing training for marketing professionals seeking to master digital marketing either at the organization’s premises or as a tailor-made program within their Westpark Suites corporate training center (Opp. Parklands police Station).

This may as well be the short course for you if you’re in PR/ communication, sales, graphic design, or other ICT areas and want to grow and scale the heights of your career.

They are also a good choice for businesspeople who want to learn how to navigate and conquer the online marketing space.

What you will cover

You will obtain practical skills on:

  1. Content marketing
  2. Social media management
  3. Web analytics i.e Google Analytics, Google trends, Webmaster/Search Console, etc.
  4. SEO (Search engine optimization)
  5. Online advertising (Pay per click advertising) including Google Ads, Facebook, and even Linkedin advertising.
  6. Email marketing & copywriting
  7. Online Branding Strategy

As a bonus, learners enjoy 6-months free support after completing the course

Summary of other course details

Mode of study:                 2 hours in the evening, once a week.

Course duration:              6 weeks

Intakes:                Monthly

Campus:                              CSS corporate training centre, Westlands – Westpark Suites (9th Floor), right opposite Parklands police Station, along Ojijo Road

Course entry requirements (minimum): open

Contact:                               click here to apply online

Simon Page College of Marketing

Another fantastic institution you can enroll for a digital marketing certificate course in Kenya is Simon Page College of marketing.

At Simon Page, you have the opportunity to advance to a professional diploma in digital marketing making it a popular choice for those seeking to become well rounded Digital Marketing Professionals.

The course is open to nearly everyone interested in digital marketing- marketers, business owners, fresh university graduates, and even those looking for a career change.

What you will learn

From search engine marketing to social media marketing, you’ll be trained in everything needed to help you shine as a digital marketer.

Summary of other course details

Mode of study:                 workshop.

Course duration:              10 sessions

Intakes:                Jan/April/July/October

Campus:                              Barclays Plaza, Loita/market street, 16th Floor, Nairobi.

Course entry requirements (minimum): open

Contact:                               Call 254 731 077 144 /+254 724 146 609 or email: progress@simonpage.ac.ke

Ora digital marketing (Oracom Group)

OraDMT is a successful digital marketing agency and training – offered through its training division- is led by practicing digital marketing experts.

As such, their trainees have a huge advantage over those from other Colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya- nothing beats learning from practicing gurus!

Here is what makes OraDMT quite an appealing option:

  • 100% practical training – teaching is practical-based
  • Giveaways- There is a free Digital Marketing Essentials course and #FreeWeb360 Workshops (every last Thursday of each month). You also get a bulk SMS account, 1-month e-Commerce listing, and a .co.ke domain for free.
  • Support- there are a number of interactive sessions to help you get the hang of things before, during, and even after you’re done with training.

What is covered

OraDMT offers off-shoulder practical digital marketing training program covering SMM (social media marketing), SEO, Email Marketing, Google Adwords (Search Engine Marketing), content marketing, and web & data analytics.

Summary of other course details

Mode of study:                 workshop.

Course duration:              Monthly

Intakes:                Ongoing

Campus:                              TRV Office Plaza, Westland, Muthithi Rd., Nairobi.

Course entry requirements (minimum): open

Contact:                               Call 0745 564273 or email: info@oradmt.co.ke

Colleges offering digital marketing courses: Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What does digital marketing training cover?

Overall, any digital marketing course should cover everything involved in running online marketing campaigns starting with the planning, all the way to the measurement of the results of digital promotion strategies.

And because there are numerous forums to choose from when it comes to executing a digital marketing strategy, the course should teach you how to use each.

Specifically, it is important that you be familiar with how the following digital marketing tools/elements work to be successful in digital advertising in kenya:

  • Social media -Facebook/Instagram Advertising and much more.
  • Content writing
  • Inbound marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Search engine marketing (SEM)- make sure you’re good in Google AdWords( Search, Video & Display Ads) at the very least.

Note that some colleges offer a combined SEO and social media marketing course.

Wrapping it up

So, those are the top-rated colleges offering digital marketing courses in Kenya.

Remember that you can also learn digital marketing for free online (click here to access the free Google’s Digital marketing Training program) if you don’t have the funds.

All you need is personal discipline and passion for success now that there’s no one to supervise you.

Whichever your choice, its good luck in your digital marketing career from all of us here at www.kenyaeducationguide.com, Kenya’s best education website.

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CPA John Gitahi is a former college lecturer and has been involved in education all his life. He's passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University and runs several successful online entreprises. He is also an avid traveller.

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