Courses offered at KTTC (KTTC intake 2021 All courses and requirements)

Here are the courses offered at KTTC [now Kenya School of Technical Vocational Education and Training (KSTVET)], the only institution in Kenya mandated to train technical trainers in Kenya (and instructors).

It’s worth noting that KTTC also offers dozens of non-teacher programs targeting form 4 leavers in disciplines such as business, engineering, information studies, and more.

Read on to get all the information about KTTC courses and requirements including for the school based courses in KTTC.

 

Courses offered at KTTC or Kenya School of Technical Vocational Education and Training (KSTVET)- all details

1.   Teacher Education Programmes

Here are the courses you can pursue at KTTC if you want to become a trainer in any of the TVET approved colleges in Kenya and the entry requirements.

Building & Civil Engineering Department

Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education) , Building/Civil Engineering.

Entry requirements: KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) plus a C+ in Math or Physics. You should also hold a Higher Diploma or an ordinary Diploma in a building or civil engineering course (your area of specialization).

Course duration: 5 Terms or 7 Holidays(school based)

Intakes: January (for Regular Classes) and August (for School Based Classes)

 

Pre-Service Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Building/Civil Engineering.

Entry requirements: KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) plus a C+ in Math or Physics.

Course duration: 4 Years

Intakes: January or September

 

Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department

Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education) Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Entry requirements: KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) plus a C+ in Math or Physics. You should also hold a Higher Diploma or an ordinary Diploma in a building or civil engineering course (your area of specialization).

Course duration: 5 Terms or 7 Holidays(school based)

Intakes: January

Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education) , Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Entry requirements: a Higher Diploma or an ordinary Diploma in Electrical or Electronics engineering course (your area of specialization).

Course duration: 4 Terms or 6 Holidays(school based)

Intakes: January (for Regular Classes) and August (for School Based Classes)

Education Department

Here we have a couple of programs that favor those who have previously studied  courses like Tourism and Hospitality Management, Clothing Technology, Food and Beverage, Applied Sciences, Development studies, Project management, and Community/Social development and wish to become qualified trainers in these specialization areas.

Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Food & Beverage or Tourism/Hospitality Management or Clothing Technology.

Entry requirements: Diploma In Food & Beverage or Tourism/Hospitality Management or Clothing Technology.

Course duration: 1 year (regular) or 6 Holidays (school based)

Intakes: January (for Regular Classes) and August (for School Based Classes)

 

Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education) Mixed Mode

Entry requirements: Diploma In Project management, Development studies,  Community/Social development, or Applied Sciences

Course duration: 3 terms or 3 Holidays (school based)

Intakes: April/December

Higher Diploma (KNEC) in Education Management

Entry requirements: Diploma In Education

Course duration: 2 Years

Intakes: April/August/December

Advanced Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education)

This course is ideal if you hold a degree in areas such as ICT, Business management, community development, building  technology and more and dream of becoming a trainer in a technical institute in Kenya or even as a secondary school teacher in technical subjects.

This can be a great alternative to the post graduate diploma in education offered by Kenya universities.

Entry requirements: First degree or a Post graduate Qualification (Masters)

Course duration: 3 terms or 3 holidays (school based)

Intakes: April or December every year.

Information Studies Department

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Information Studies

Entry requirements: KNEC Diploma in Information Studies

Course duration: 1 year (regular) / 6 holidays (school based)

Intakes: January or August every year.

Mechanical Engineering Department

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Automotive/Production Engineering

Entry requirements: Dip in Automotive or Production Engineering

Course duration: 3 Terms (regular) Or 6 school holidays (school based)

Intakes: January or August every year.

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Automotive/Production Engineering

Entry requirements: Diploma/Degree in Production/ Automotive Engineering plus KCSE C+ mean grade and a C+ in Math Or Physics

Course duration: 5 Terms (regular)

Intakes: January

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), General Agriculture

Entry requirements: Dip in general agriculture plus KCSE C+ mean grade and a C+ in biology.

Course duration: 5 Terms (regular)

Intakes: January

Pre-Service Diploma in TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements: KCSE mean grade C+ (Plus) plus a C+ in Math or Physics.

Course duration: 4 Years

Intakes: January or September

Computer studies Department

The following are the courses offered at KTTC for graduates of computer studies, computer science, ICT or BBIT desiring to qualify as instructors/ teachers.

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education)- ICT, Computer Science, or BBIT

Entry requirements: Diploma/Degree in computer science, ICT, or BBIT

Course duration: 3/5 terms (regular program) and 6/7 holidays (school based)

Intakes: January/August

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education) with ICT (Information Communication & Technology)

Here you train to become as an ICT tutor at either a secondary school or TVET college from scratch.

Entry requirements: KCSE C+ (mean grade) and C+ in Math /Physics/English/Business Studies

Course duration: 3 Years

Intakes: January

Business Studies Department

The following are the courses offered at KTTC for graduates of business courses desiring to qualify as instructors/ teachers.

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Business

Entry requirements: Diploma/Degree in a business course like supply chain management, human resource management, business management, co-operative management etc.

Course duration: 4 Terms

Intakes: January/August

 

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education), Business

Entry requirements: Dip in a business related area plus KCSE C+ mean grade and a C+ in math/eng.

Course duration: 5 Terms (regular)

Intakes: January

Diploma In TTE (Technical Teacher Education) in a business specialization

Here you train to become as a business tutor at either a secondary school or TVET college from scratch.

Entry requirements: KCSE C+ (mean grade) and C+ in Math /Eng.

Course duration: 3 Years

Intakes: January/May/September

Instructor Training Department

These courses targets those who plan to practice as instructors in various areas.

Instructor Training Course Part I

Entry requirements: ‘O’ Level, Craft certificate in your area of specialization.

Course duration: 3 Months

Intakes: January/April/ May/Aug/September/Dec

Instructor Training Course Part II

Entry requirements: Instructor Training Course Part I

Course duration: 3 Months

Intakes: January/April/ May/Aug/September/Dec

Diploma course in Instructor Training

Entry requirements: Instructor Training Course Part I & II

Course duration: 3 modules and 2 terms

Intakes: April/August/December

Training of Trainers(TOT) course

Entry requirements: Cert in Instructor Training course Or a Supervisory Role

Course duration: 4 Weeks

Intakes: April/August/December

Certificate in Managing TVET institutions.

Entry requirements: Diploma course in Instructor Training/Instructor Training course Part II

Course duration: 4 Weeks

Intakes: April/August/December

ODEL (Open, Distance & e-Learning) Department

Integration of ICT Teacher Certificate (IITC)

Entry requirements: Teaching Certificate from any recognized institution

Course duration: Flexible (but not more than 12 months since starting)

Intakes: Open

 

Non-Teacher Education courses offered at KTTC

Here is an analysis of normal courses (non teaching programs) you can apply for on the KTTC admission portal (KTTC accepts both online and manual applications).

Building & Civil Engineering department

Craft Certificate in Carpentry&Joinery

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: May

Craft Certificate in Masonry(Certificate In Building Construction)

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: May

Craft Cert in Plumbing

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: May

Certificate in Civil Engineering/Building Technology/ Road Construction

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: May

 

Dip in Civil Engineering (all levels)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade and a Pass in both Physics and Mathematics

Course duration: 3 years

Intakes: January

Dip in Building Construction-upgrading

This is specifically for students upgrading from a craft certificate in building technology to a diploma

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade and a craft certificate in building technology

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/September

Dip In Building Technology(Modular – Module 1,2, and 3)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade and a C- (minimum) in both Maths and Physics/ Physical Science

Course duration: 3 years (1 year per module)

Intakes: January/September

Dip in Civil  Engineering Technology(Modular – Module 1,2, and 3)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade and a C- (minimum) in both Maths and Physics/ Physical Science

Course duration: 3 years (1 year per module)

Intakes: January/September

 

Higher Dip in Construction (Building & Civil Engineering)

Entry requirements: Dip in Construction engineering

Course duration: 2 years or 7 holidays (school based)

Intakes: January/August each year.

Short courses

You can as well pursue the following skills upgrading courses in building and/or civil engineering.

Quality Control in Production of Furniture

Entry requirements: Open

Course duration: 4 weeks

Intakes: May

 

Upgrading Certificate course in Hot Water&Solar Heating

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 2 terms

Intakes: May

 

Skill Upgrading course in Machine Operations (Woodwork, Plumbing, Masonry)

Entry requirements: passed the Diploma level

Course duration: 1 term or 2 holidays(schoo;l-based)

Intakes: January/April

Electrical & Electronics Engineering  department

Now we look at the non technical teachers training courses offered at KTTC in the  Electrical & Electronics Engineering  department.

Craft Certificate in Electrical Engineering – either Power or  Telecommunication Option

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade (plus a D+ in Math & Physics)

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: May

 

Dip in Electrical Engineering – either Power or  Telecommunication Option

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade and a Pass in both Physics and Mathematics

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/September

 

Dip in Electrical Engineering (upgrading from craft) – either Power or  Telecommunication Option

This is for holders of a KNEC craft certificate in Electrical Engineering willing to acquire a Diploma in the same area.

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade and a craft certificate in Electrical Engineering

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/September

 

Higher Dip in Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements: Dip (KNEC) in Electrical Engineering

Course duration: 2 years or 7 holidays (school based)

Intakes: Sept/May each year and August/April (school based)

 

Information Studies department

This time we focus on the non-teaching courses offered at KTTC in the Information Studies department (this is concerned with library studies and related areas).

Higher Dip in Records Management

Entry requirements: Dip (KNEC) in Library & Information Studies or an Equivalent qualification

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: December

 

Higher Dip in Information & Library Management

Entry requirements: Dip (KNEC) in Library & Information Studies or an Equivalent qualification

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/December

 

Dip in Information Studies(Regular & School Holidays)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a K.N.E.C cert in  Information Studies

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/August/September/December

 

Dip in Records Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a K.N.E.C cert in  Information Studies

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/August/September/December

 

Diploma in Publishing

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a K.N.E.C cert in  Information Studies

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/August/September/December

 

Dip in Archives Administration

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a K.N.E.C cert in  Information Studies

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/August/September/December

 

Dip in Knowledge Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a K.N.E.C cert in  Information Studies

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: April/August/September/December

 

Cert in Knowledge Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: April/August/December

Short courses

The short courses are for those already practicing as librarians and information officers and wish to upgrade their skills.

They include:

Cert in Knowledge Management In-Service Course

Course duration: 2 weeks

Intakes: continuous (classes held in the evening)

Cert in Books Repair & Binding

Entry requirements: KCSE  D- mean grade

Course duration: 2 weeks

Intakes: continuous (classes held in the evening)

Cert in Information Brokerage/Packaging

Entry requirements: information science background

Course duration: 3 weeks

Intakes: continuous (classes held in the evening)

 

Practicing Librarians In-Service Course

Entry requirements: information science background

Course duration: 3 days

Intakes: continuous (classes held week days)

 

Thesis &Proposal Writing

Entry requirements: open

Course duration: 1 month

Intakes: evenings.

Filing and Referencing

Entry requirements: open

Course duration: 1 week

Intakes: evenings.

 

Mechanical Engineering Department

You can also enroll for the following courses offered by the Kenya technical teachers college ’s mechanical engineering department.

Higher Dip in Mechanical engineering

Entry requirements: Dip (KNEC) in mechanical engineering or an Equivalent qualification

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: September (Regular)/August (School-Based)

 

Dip In Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade (plus a pass in Math & Physics/physical science)

Course duration: 3 years

Intakes: Jan/September

 

Dip In General Agriculture

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade

Course duration: 3 years

Intakes: Jan/September

 

Dip in Mechanical Engineering (upgrading from craft)

This is for holders of a KNEC craft certificate in Mechanical Engineering willing to acquire a Diploma in the same area.

Entry requirements: KCSE  D+ mean grade and a craft certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/September

 

Computer Studies Department

Here the courses offered at KTTC in the computer studies department.

 

Dip In ICT (Information Communication & Technology)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: Jan/May/September

 

Diploma In ICT (Information Communication Technology) –KASNEB (modular)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade

Course duration: 3 years

Intakes: Jan/May

CICT (Certified Information Communication Technologist) – PART I,II,III (KASNEB)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C+ mean grade (with a C+ in math&Eng) or Diploma in ICT(KASNEB)

Course duration: 1 year per part

Intakes: Jan/May

 

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)level 1-4

Entry requirements: open but its good to have an ICT background

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: Jan/May

 

CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)

Entry requirements: CCNA

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: Jan/May

 

Business Studies Department

Here the courses offered at KTTC in the business studies department.

Higher Dip in Secretarial Management

Entry requirements: K.N.E.C Diploma Secretarial (Single & Group) KNEC Stages III

Course duration: 1 ½ years

Intakes: August/September

 

Higher Dip in Human Resource Mgt.

Entry requirements: Relevant Diploma/Degree

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: August (school-based).

Craft Cert. in Business Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  D mean grade (plus D- in math&eng)

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Craft Cert. in Supply Chain

Entry requirements: KCSE  D mean grade (plus D- in math&eng)

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Craft Cert. in Marketing

Entry requirements: KCSE  D mean grade (plus D- in math&eng)

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Dip. in Business Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade (plus C- in math&eng)

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Dip. in Supply Chain Mngt

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade (plus C- in math&eng)

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Diploma In Sales & Marketing

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade (plus C- in math&eng)

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Dip In Accounting & Cooperative Management

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade (plus C- in math&eng)

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: Jan/may

 

Entrepreneurship Department

KTTC also runs a fully-fledged entrepreneurship department where you can register for the following courses:

Dip. in Entrepreneurship

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a Craft course in courses like Business Administration OR a relevant KNEC qualification.

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/May/Sep

Dip. in Project Management (modular)

Entry requirements: KCSE  C- mean grade or a Craft course in courses like human resource OR a relevant KNEC qualification.

Course duration: 2 years

Intakes: January/May/Sep

Higher Dip in Project Management

Entry requirements: Diploma/Degree in project mgt or an equivalent

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: August (school-based).

 

Higher Dip in Entrepreneurship

Entry requirements: Relevant Diploma/Degree

Course duration: 1 year

Intakes: August (school-based)

How to apply

To apply, you’re supposed to download the application form from the KTTC website here, complete, and then post it to the postal address given towards the end of the article (apply to the, chief principal K.T.T.C) or hand-deliver it to the college.

Remember to deposit the Kshs. 1000.00 application fee to the following KTTC bank account:

Bank account: No.01129070020900

Name of bank: Co-operative Bank

Bank branch: Gigiri mall branch

Note that this money is non-refundable.

Another way to apply would be from the KUCCPS website especially for those who intend to pursue non teaching courses.

KTTC admission letters

Those successfully admitted can download the admission letters from the KTTC website.

You can also visit KTTC main campus in Gigiri (Near the US Embassy) physically to collect the letter.

KTTC hostels

For accommodation, you can board in the hostels located within the college or choose to rent space from one of the privately-run accommodation facilities within the vicinity of the college.

We would advise you to go for the college-owned hostels if you’re on a budget.

That’s because the accommodation fee is way below what you would pay outside there.

For food, you can make arrangements to cook own food within your room or buy from the college-run cafeteria (the prices are quite pocket friendly).

 

KTTC contacts

For more details on the above KTTC course requirements, get in touch with the registrar at Kenya Technical Trainers College using the following details:

Address: P. O. Box 44600, Nairobi 00100

Mobile numbers: 0701-510513 or 0738800464

E-mail address: registrar@kttc.ac.ke

KTTC Website: http://www.kttc.ac.ke

KTTC student portal : Click here

KTTC location

The government run institution is located along the United Nation’s (UN) Road in Gigiri (Nairobi County).

The easiest way to travel to the college is by boarding Matatus that ply Limuru road at Konja Stage, Nairobi.

Only board those that pass via KTTC and request to alight at KTTC.

Note: You can download the complete KTTC course brochure here (click)

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38 thoughts on “Courses offered at KTTC (KTTC intake 2021 All courses and requirements)”

  1. I graduated with diploma in cooperative management and I want to enrol as a tutor in the January intake ,please may I know how to go about it?

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  2. Hello…are there applications and admissions for may intake 2021 in your institution?I would like to pursue diploma in education
    Thanks.

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  3. I hold a diploma in information technology and i want to enroll to became a trainer.how will i apply putting into consideration there is a covid-19 and lock down.

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  4. IAM a teacher employed by teachers service commission,I would like to take a course on school based mode that can help me become atutor in TVET especially in food science or garment making, please help how

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  5. I am an holder of Bsc.Records Management,Kenyatta university n want to be a tutor,kindly let me know how i can go about.

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