Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements

Below is Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements as released by the institution’s management.

Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements

Before we begin, note that all Kabete National Polytechnic Diploma programs, Certificate, and Artisan courses are accredited by one of these examination bodies: KASNEB, KNEC, Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Kenya Medical Laboratories Technicians, & Technologists Board(KMLTTB),NITA, TVETA, and CDACC.

Additionally, it is important to mention that Kabete national polytechnic is one of the best government-sponsored national polytechnics in Kenya (see all National Polytechnics in Kenya here).

Let’s now look at the courses offered at Kabete national polytechnic and their requirements for each …

Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements (minimum grade required for each course) – diploma courses offered at Kabete national polytechnic and certificate courses offered at Kabete national polytechnic

 

Courses under the Institute of Applied and Health Sciences

The institute houses two departments:

  • Department of applied sciences (9 programmes)
  • Department of Health Sciences (7 Programmes)

Here, let us look at each programme and the required grade(s)

 

Department of Applied Sciences – Programmes and requirements

Before we talk about the courses’ requirements, keep in mind that the exam body for all the programmes in this department is KNEC except for the Certificate in Geophysical Exploration Technology whose exam body is KNP(Kabete National Polytechnic itself).

Here now are the minimum entry qualifications.

  • Certificate in General Agriculture Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE -D(plain)

  • Certificate in Food Processing and Preservation Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE -D(plain)

  • Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE– D(pain)

  • Certificate in Geophysical Exploration Technology

Minimum entry qualifications:  KCSE -c-(minus)

  • Diploma in Food Processing & Preservation Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE- C-(minus) or pass in the same programme at the certificate level

  • Diploma in Petroleum Geo-sciences Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE- C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Applied Biology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE- C-(minus) or pass in certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE- C-(minus) or pass in certificate in Science Laboratory Technology

  • Diploma in General Agriculture Technology

Minimum entry qualificationsKCSE- C-(minus) pass in the same course but the certificate level

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Department of Health Sciences – Diploma courses in kabete national polytechnic  and Certificate courses in kabete national polytechnic

All the programmes here are tested by KNEC.

Below are the minimum entry qualification…

  • Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

  • Certificate in Medical Engineering

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE D+(plus)

  • Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with D+ in Physics, Math, Home Science, Agriculture, General Science, or pass in Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetic

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C(plain) and C plain in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English

  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C(plain) with C plain in Math/Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English.

  • Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Medical Engineering

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) and pass in certificate in Medical Engineering

 

Entry requirements for courses under the Institute of hospitality and consumer studies

This institute has two departments as well.

These departments are:

  • Department of Hospitality (4 programmes)
  • Department of Consumer Studies (1 programme)

As usual, let us look at the programmes each department offer and what you need in KCSE to be accepted into the courses (keep in mind that in both departments, the exam body is KNEC).

 

Department of Hospitality – Programmes and the needed qualifications

  • Certificate in Food and Beverages Production Sales and Service Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain) or pass in the same programme level 4

  • Certificate in Catering and Accommodation

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain) -pass in the same programme but level 4

  • Diploma in Food and Beverages Production Sales and Service Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Catering and Accommodation Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -pass in the same programme certificate level or certificate in Food and Beverages Production Sales and Service Mgt(management)

 

Department of consumer studies – Programmes and the needed grades

  • Artisan in Hair and Beauty Therapy

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

 

Institute of Social Sciences and Technology (ISST)

The Institute of Social Sciences and Technology houses three departments:

  • Department of Business Studies (7programmes)
  • Department of Liberal Studies (4 programmes)
  • Department of Mass Media Studies (3 programmes)

It is also worth noting that in all, the exam body is KNEC.

Having known that, let us go ahead and look at the minimum acceptable entry grade(s)…

 

Department of Business Studies – Programmes and the needed grades

  • Diploma in Co-operative Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)-pass in certificate in craft

  • Diploma in Secretarial Studies

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -pass in single &group

  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -pass in certificate in craft

  • Diploma in Project Management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -pass in certificate in craft

  • Diploma in Human Resource management

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -pass in certificate in craft

  • Diploma in Banking and Finance

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Accounting

Minimum entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

 

Department of Liberal Studies – Programmes (including certificate courses in Kabete national polytechnic liberal studies department and the needed grades)

Certificate in Social Work and Community Development

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

Certificate in Guidance &Counselling Psychology

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

Diploma in Entrepreneurship Education

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

Diploma in Social Work and Community Development

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) –certificate in craft

 

Department of Mass Media Studies – Programmes and the needed grades

  • Diploma in Print Media Journalism

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Broadcast Media Journalism

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Digital Media Journalism

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

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Institute of Engineering and Built Environment (IEBE) – Courses and the minimum entry requirements

This institution holds the largest number of departments- it has a total of five departments, each offering a different number of programs.

Here are the departments:

  • Department of Computing and Informatics (6 programmes)
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering (6 programmes)
  • Department of Building and Civil Engineering (6 programmes)
  • Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning (3 programmes)
  • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (5 programmes)

Read on for the minimum entry qualifications for the courses under each department….

 

Department of Computing and Informatics

  • Certificate in Information Communication Technology

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

  • Certificate in Library and Information Science

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D+(plus)

  • Certificate in Records Management

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D+(plus)

  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) or Certificate in Information Communication Technology(CICT)

  • Diploma in Library & Information Science

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C- (minus) or pass in the same programme certificate level.

  • Diploma in Records Management

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) -OR a pass in the same programme at the certificate level.

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering – Courses and the minimum entry requirements

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Production

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain)

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D (plain)

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (production)

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C- in Physics, English, & Mathematics. You can also be allowed to join if you have a pass in Mechanical Engineering(certificate level).

Diploma in Automotive Engineering

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C- in Physics, English, & Mathematics, or pass in Automotive Engineering, level 5

Diploma in Plant Mechanics

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C- in Physics, English &Mathematics

Diploma in Welding & Fabrication

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C- in Physics, English &Mathematics

 

Department of Building and Civil Engineering – Programmes and their minimum entry requirements

Certificate in Building Construction Technology

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D(plain) or pass in Plumbing artisan(level 4)

Certificate in Plumbing

Minimum Entry qualifications:KCSE D(plain) pass in Plumbing artisan level 4

Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D (plain)

Certificate in Masonry

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D (plain)

Diploma in Building Construction Technology-Dip level 6

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C-in Physics, English &Mathematics or Pass in building construction Technology, Masonry, Carpentry& Joinery, or Plumbing -all at level 5

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus) with a C- in Physics, English, & Mathematics

 

Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning – Programmes and their minimum entry requirements

  • Diploma in Architecture and Design

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C (plain) with c in Physics, English & Mathematics

  • Diploma in Quantity Surveying

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

  • Diploma in Land Surveying

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C-(minus)

 

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering – Programmes

  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Technology

Minimum Entry qualifications:  KCSE D with D plain in English, Mathematics, and Physics or- Certificate in Electrical Artisan level 4 with at least Grade  Test 6 in Trade Theory, Geometry& Support Subjects

  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D with D plain in English, Mathematics, and Physics or- Certificate in Electrical Artisan level 4 with at least Grade 6 in Trade Theory, Geometry& Support Subjects

  • Diploma in Instrumentation& Control

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C- With a C- In Physics, English &Mathematics, or Pass in certificate in Electrical Artisan.

  • Diploma in Electrical &Electronic Engineering (Power option)

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C- With a C- In Physics, English &Mathematics, or Pass in certificate in Electrical Artisan

  • Diploma in Electrical &Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication option)

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE C- with C- in In Physics, English &Mathematics, or Pass in certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements – Short Courses and their minimum entry grades

We will now look at short courses offered at Kabete national polytechnic and their entry requirements.

As we said at the beginning, short courses have different intake dates so I will indicate the normal intake months for each course along with the examination body…

 

  • Electrical Artisan -Level 4

Exam body: KNEC

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D-(minus)

Duration: 1 year

Intake: September

  • Electrical Solar Installation -Level 3

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Electrical Wireman -Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics- Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body:   NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body:   NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D-(minus)

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Plumbing Artisan -Level 4

Exam body:   KNEC

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D-(minus)

Duration: 1 year

Intake: September

  • Plumbing short course – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Painting and Decoration – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Signwriting – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Masonry – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

 Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Carpentry & Joinery -Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Food & Beverage -Level 4

Exam body: KNEC

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCSE D-(minus)

Duration: 1 year

Intake: September

  • Computer Maintenance & Repair -Level 4

Exam body: KNP(Kabete National Poly)

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 3 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Computer Web Design- Level 3

Exam body: KNP

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 3 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Driving course

Exam body: KNP/NTSA

Minimum Entry qualifications: OPEN

Duration: OPEN

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  •  Gas Arc Welding – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Electric Arc Welding – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: NITA

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 6 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Arc Welding & Fabrication – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: KNP

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 3 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

  • Lathe Operator – Grades 3, 2, 1

Exam body: KNP

Minimum Entry qualifications: KCPE

Duration: 3 months

Intake: OPEN (January, April, May & September)

 

Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements -regular intakes dates, application procedure, and contact information

Having looked at the various Kabete national polytechnic courses and their specific requirements,  let’s now look at intakes, how to apply, and how to contact Kabete national polytechnic admissions office as we wrap up.

Kabete national polytechnic intake dates

If you are a qualified candidate wishing to pursue any of the programmes from Kabete national polytechnic, the intakes are usually in January, April, May, & September so apply well ahead of the month you’d like to start college.

Don’t forget that the institution offers Part-time learning modes and Distance Learning, if you’re working.

How to apply for Kabete national polytechnic

If you are interested and qualified to join Kabete national polytechnic, apply through KUCCPS portal when it is open so you need to keep checking KUCCPS to known when it is opened.

And once it is, choose the course you want from KUCCPS portal then choose Kabete National Poly as your preferred institution.

Side note: Once the KUCCPS portal is closed, new applications can only be made to the college directly which means you may not benefit from government capitation (you’ll be treated as a private student) so register only when application is ongoing.

Kabete national polytechnic Hostel

There are hostels located inside the poly though competition is high (its first come, first serve basis) and others built by private investors close to the campus with good security.

To book for the institution-owned hostel, you can do it online by visiting the student portal and then clicking the room booking section.

However, don’t forget that you can only do this when the online booking for the hostels is open.

Also, note that Kabete national polytechnic Hostel can also be fully booked.

If that is the situation by the time you apply for a course, then you can choose to rent a space outside though it can be more expensive compared to the college hostels.

Kabete national polytechnic courses and requirements -contact information

For more inquiries, you can contact Kabete national polytechnic via the given contact.

Cell phone: +254 790 000 001

Email: info@kabetepoly.ac.ke

Postal address: Kabete National Polytechnic

P.O. Box 29010-00625, Nairobi

Location: Kabete national polytechnic is Located along Waiyaki Way (Nairobi-Nakuru highway), Next to AHITI Kabete near Uthiru market(Visiting Hours are Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

 

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