KUCCPS diploma courses 2021/2022 and cluster requirements

If you did not score a C+ (plus) and above in your KCSE, then you obviously did not qualify for university admission under the current rules- the cutoff grade for university entry is C+.

The good news is you can still pursue a Diploma course if you at least got a C- (Minus) in your KCSE- remember that you can upgrade your Diploma to a Degree in future depending on your career goals.

Here is a list of KUCCPS diploma courses that you can choose from when making your kuccps diploma courses application (and their cluster requirements- where applicable).

KUCCPS diploma courses and cut off points

Here is a complete list of diploma courses in Kenya and cluster requirements according to KUCCPS:

Keep in mind that the list consists of KUCCPS government sponsored diploma courses:

KUCCPS diploma in education (Diploma in Teacher Education)

For those who’d like to become secondary school Diploma teachers in Kenya, the minimum grade is C+ (mean grade and not a C- as with most of the KUCCPS diploma courses)

  • Mean Grade: C+
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Math and a C+ grade in two teaching subjects

Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Kiswahili and the same grade (C) in one of the subjects in each of the following group of subjects:

Group 1: MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

Group 2: MATH/BIO/PHY/CHE/GEOGRAPHY/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECONOMICS/FRENCH/GERMAN/ARABIC/KSL /ACCOUNTS/COMMERCE/BUSINESS STUDIES

Diploma in TV Programmes Production

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Kiswahili and the same grade (C) in one of the subjects in each of the following group of subjects:

Group 1: MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

Group 2: MATH/BIO/PHY/CHE/GEOGRAPHY/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECONOMICS/FRENCH/GERMAN/ARABIC/KSL /ACCOUNTS/COMMERCE/BUSINESS STUDIES

Diploma in Radio Programs Production and Broadcasting

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Kiswahili and the same grade (C) in one of the subjects in each of the following group of subjects:

Group 1: MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

Group 2: MATH/BIO/PHY/CHE/GEOGRAPHY/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECONOMICS/FRENCH/GERMAN/ARABIC/KSL /ACCOUNTS/COMMERCE/BUSINESS STUDIES

Diploma in Film/Video Programs Production (Camera Option)

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English, C- in Kiswahili and D+ in one of MAT/PHY/PSC

Diploma in Film/Video Programmes Production(Sound Option)

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English, C- in Kiswahili and D+ in one of MAT/PHY/PSC

Diploma in Film/Video Programmes Production(Editing Option)

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Kiswahili and the same grade (C) in one of the subjects in each of the following group of subjects:

Group 1: MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

Group 2: MATH/BIO/PHY/CHE/GEOGRAPHY/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECONOMICS/FRENCH/GERMAN/ARABIC/KSL /ACCOUNTS/COMMERCE/BUSINESS STUDIES

Diploma in Film/ Video Programmes Production(Directing Option)

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English and Kiswahili and the same grade (C) in one of the subjects in each of the following group of subjects:

Group 1: MATH /BIO/PHY/CHE/PHYSICS/BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/GEO/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECON/AGRICULTURE

Group 2: MATH/BIO/PHY/CHE/GEOGRAPHY/CRE/IRE/HRE/ECONOMICS/FRENCH/GERMAN/ARABIC/KSL /ACCOUNTS/COMMERCE/BUSINESS STUDIES

Diploma in Animation & Graphics Design

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English, C- in Kiswahili and D+ in Maths/Physics

Diploma in Media Technology

  • Mean Grade: C plain
  • Cluster requirements: C Plain in English/Kiswahili. You also need D+ in Maths/Physics and the same grade (D+) in Physics/Chemistry

Diploma in Public Relations & Creative Advertising

  • Mean Grade: C plain (no special cluster requirements)

Diploma in Journalism

  • Mean Grade: C plain (no special cluster requirements)

Diploma in Music & Dance

  • Mean Grade: C plain.

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in Music

Diploma in Sugar Agronomy

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D plus grade in both Math and English

Diploma in Computer Systems

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D plain grade in both Biology and Chemistry

Diploma In Early Childhood Education

  • Mean Grade: C plain and C- for disabled applicants (no special cluster requirements)

Diploma In Architecture

  • Mean Grade: C (plain).

In addition, you must have scored a C plain grade in both Maths and Physics. Plus, you must have a C plain grade in English/Kiswahili

Diploma In Quantity Surveying

  • Mean Grade: C (plain).

In addition, you must have scored a C plain grade in both Maths and Physics. Plus, you must have a C plain grade in English/Kiswahili

Diploma In Land Surveying

  • Mean Grade: C -(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a C minus grade in each of these subjects: English, Physics, and Maths

Diploma In Applied Biology

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in biology.

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in chemistry.

Diploma In Agriculture /Diploma In General Agriculture

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in both Biology and Agriculture.

Diploma In Community Health And Nutrition

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in both Chemistry and Biology. Plus, you must have a D plus grade in English/Kiswahili and a D plain grade in Home science/Agriculture

Diploma In Food Science And Technology / Diploma In Food Technology / Diploma In Food Science And Processing Technology

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ grade in both Chemistry and Biology. Plus, you must have a D plus grade in English/Kiswahili and a D plain grade in Home science/Agriculture

Diploma In Pharmaceutical Technology

  • Mean Grade: C (plain).

In addition, you must have scored a C plain grade in each of the following: English/Kiswahili, Maths/Physics, Chemistry/Physical sciences, and Biology/Biological Sciences.

Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetic Management / Diploma In Nutrition & Dietetics/ Diploma In Food Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ (plus) grade in each of the following: Chemistry/Physical, Biology/Biological Sciences, and English/Kiswahili. The final requirement is a D plain grade in one of Physics/Math/HomeScience/Agriculture/General Sciences

Diploma In Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Mean Grade: C

Other subjects: English/Kiswahili: C plain Math/Physics:C plain Chemistry:C plain Biology:C plain

Diploma In Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

  • Mean Grade: C-

Other subjects: English: C- Math:C- Physics: C-

Diploma In Cartography

  • Mean Grade: C-

Other subjects: English: C- Math:C- Geography: C-

Diploma In Map Reproduction(Printing)

  • Mean Grade: C-

Other subjects: English: C- Math:C- Chemistry: C-

Diploma in Water Resources

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ (plus) grade in each of the following: Math, Physics, Chemistry/Physical Sciences, and Biology.

Diploma In Water Engineering

  • Mean Grade: C-

Other subjects: You should have D+ in Math/Chemistry/Physical Sciences/Biology

Diploma In Water Technology(Water Supply Option)/Diploma In Water Technology

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

In addition, you must have scored a D+ (plus) grade in each of the following: Math, Physics, Chemistry/Physical Sciences, and Biology.

Diploma in Tax Administration

  • Mean Grade: C plain

Other subjects: English: C- Math:C-

Diploma in Customs Administration

  • Mean Grade: C plain

Other subjects: English: C- Math:C-

Diploma in Agricultural Education & Extension

  • Mean Grade: C+

Other subjects: English/kiswahili: C plain Math:C+ Biology:C+ Agriculture:C+

Diploma in Agricultural-Irrigation& Drainage Engineering OR Diploma in Irrigation&Drainage Engineering

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

Other subjects:English/kiswahili: D plain Math😀 plain Physics/Chemistry😀 plain Biology/Agriculture/Geography/Home science/Business studies:C-

Diploma in Agricultural Extension & Community Development

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

Other subjects:English/kiswahili: D plain Math😀 plain Physics/Chemistry😀 plain Biology/Agriculture/Geography/Home science/Business studies:C-

Diploma in Animal Production & Health Management

  • Mean Grade: C –(minus).

Other subjects:English/kiswahili: D plain Math😀 plain Physics/Chemistry😀 plain Biology/Agriculture/Geography/Home science/Business studies:C-

 

KUCCPS diploma courses – courses that just need a C- (no special cluster requirements)

  • Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Diploma in corporate governance
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology/ Diploma In Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Building And Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Building Technology
  • Diploma In Building & Construction
  • Diploma In Building Construction Technology/ Diploma In Building & Construction Technology
  • Diploma In Construction Plant
  • Diploma In Construction Plant Engineering
  • Diploma In Road Construction
  • Diploma In Plant And Services Engineering
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option)
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering ( Plant)
  • Diploma In Mechanical Production Technician
  • Diploma In Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
  • Diploma In Mechatronics
  • Diploma In Mechatronic Engineering
  • Diploma In Electrical& Electronic Engineering(Telecommunication Option)
  • Diploma In Electrical And Electronics (Telecommunication)
  • Diploma In Electrical/ Electronics Technology (Telecommunication)
  • Diploma In Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma In Technology (Telecommunication & Information Engineering)
  • Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Diploma In Electrical And Electronics
  • Diploma In Electrical Engineering(Electronics)
  • Diploma In Technology In Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma In Technology In Electrical Power Engineering
  • Diploma In Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma In Automotive Engineering
  • Diploma In Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Diploma In Electrical (Instrumentation)/Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Control & Instrumentation)/ Diploma In Electrical Electronics (Instrumentation)/ Diploma In Electrical And Electronics Engineering (Instrumentation & Control)/ Diploma In Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Power Option)/ Diploma In Electrical And Electronics Technology (Power)Tre
  • Diploma In Technology (Instrumentation & Control)
  • Diploma in Community Development & Social Work / Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
  • Diploma In Community Development
  • Diploma In Community Development And Counselling
  • Diploma In Community Health & HIV Management
  • Diploma In Marketing
  • Diploma In Accountancy
  • Diploma In Accountancy & Finance
  • Accounting Technician Diploma(KASNEB)
  • Diploma in Sale & Marketing
  • Diploma In Business Management
  • Diploma In Business Administration
  • Diploma In Business Administration/Management
  • Diploma In Co-Operative Management
  • Diploma In Human Resource Management
  • Diploma In Banking & Finance
  • Diploma In Micro-Finance
  • Diploma In Banking
  • Diploma In Credit Management
  • Diploma In Project Management
  • Diploma In In Supply Chain Management / Diploma In Purchasing And Supplies Management/ Diploma In Supplies Management/ Diploma In Procurement And Materials Management/ Diploma In Procurement And Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma In Road Transport Management
  • Diploma In Logistics And Transport Management
  • Diploma In Freight Management
  • Diploma In Public Relations
  • Diploma In Risk Management And Insurance
  • Diploma In Front Office Operations And Customer Care
  • Diploma In Secretarial Studies And Office Management/ Diploma In Secretarial Studies/ Diploma In Secretarial Studies (Computerised)/ Diploma In Computerized Secretarial Studies
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage
  • Diploma In Food & Beverage Management
  • Diploma In Food & Beverage Prod,Sales & Services Management
  • Diploma In Food And Beverage Production And Service
  • Diploma In Catering & Accommodation Management
  • Diploma in Catering And Hotel Management
  • Diploma In Housekeeping Management
  • Diploma In Tour Guiding
  • Diploma In Tourism And Hospitality Management
  • Diploma In Tourism Management
  • Diploma In Technology (Tourism And Travel Management)
  • Diploma In Travel,Tourism & Hospitality
  • Diploma In International Tourism
  • Diploma In Technology (Event And Convention Management)
  • Diploma In Tours And Travel
  • Diploma In Wildlife Management
  • Diploma In Catering & Accommodation Operations
  • Diploma In Baking Technology
  • Diploma In Clothing & Textile
  • Diploma In Fashion & Garment Making
  • Diploma In Fashion Design & Clothing Technology
  • Diploma In Fashion Design/Garment Making Technology
  • Diploma In Fashion Design
  • Diploma In Art And Design
  • Diploma In Environmental Management
  • Diploma In Environmental Science
  • Diploma In Enviromental Health Sciences
  • Diploma In Medical Engineering/ Diploma In Technology Medical Engineering
  • Diploma In Computer Science
  • Diploma In Information & Communication Technology/ Diploma In Information Communication Technician/ Diploma In Information And Communication Technology (Ict)
  • Diploma In Information Technology
  • Diploma In Business Information Technology
  • Diploma In Guidance And Counselling
  • Diploma In Counselling Psychology
  • Diploma In Information Science
  • Diploma In Library & Information Studies/ Diploma In Library Information Studies
  • Diploma In Information Science Level Six(Tvet-Cdacc)
  • Diploma In Archives And Records Management
  • Diploma In Applied Statistics
  • Diploma In Journalism & Media/ Diploma In Journalism/ Diploma In Mass Communication
  • Diploma In Agricultural Engineering
  • Diploma In Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma In Sustainable Agriculture And Rural Development
  • Diploma In Horticulture/ Diploma In Horticultural Production
  • Diploma In Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences
  • Diploma In Marine Engineering
  • Diploma In Nautical Sciences
  • Diploma In Health Promotion And Education
  • Diploma In Sports Administration And Management
  • Diploma In County Governance And Ethics
  • Diploma In Graphic Design
  • Diploma In Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Diploma In Petroleum And Geoscience
  • Diploma In Welding And Fabrication
  • Diploma In Petroleum Management
  • Diploma In Airport Operations
  • Diploma In Entrepreneurial Agriculture
  • Diploma In Entrepreneurship
  • Diploma In Entrepreneurship Development
  • Diploma In Farm Business Management
  • Diploma In Agripreneurship
  • Diploma In Dairy Farm Management
  • Diploma In Agribusiness Management
  • Diploma In Agriculture And Biotechnology
  • Diploma In Water Engineering
  • Diploma In Catering & Accommodation Management

 

KUCCPS diploma courses – courses that just need a C plain (no cluster requirements)

  • Diploma In Water And Waste Water Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma In Water And Sanitation Engineering
  • Diploma In Science Laboratory Technology
  • Diploma in Child Care And Protection

NB: Compulsory subjects ( Kiswahili, English,Math) may be employed when measuring merit for courses where only the mean grade is set as the sole Entry Requirement.

KUCCPS diploma courses and cluster points – frequently asked questions

How long does a KUCCPS diploma course take in Kenya?

TVET diploma courses take 3 years on average. Note that most are KNEC/CDACC Examined.

Does KUCCPS sponsor diploma students?

Yes. KUCCPS sponsors students to the tune of Kshs.30000/- per year (this is the annual capitation). Part of this amount is sent to the institution to cater for tuition fees while the balance is wired to the student’s bank account to cater for their upkeep.

What are the best diploma courses in Kenya?

Because most of the kuccps business diploma courses are flooded (many unemployed youths hold these diplomas), we recommend that you pursue a technical diploma course such as building, mechanical engineering, refrigeration& air conditioning, etc.

The best thing about these courses is that you can easily employ yourself if jobs are not forthcoming.

Who is eligible for KUCCPS diploma courses?

Any student who have a KCSE certificate (from this year all the way back to year 2000) can apply for placement in kuccps diploma and certificate courses (and even degree courses).

Note that to be eligible, those from earlier years should not have attended a college under KUCCPS sponsorship previously.

What are the current kuccps diploma courses qualifications?

The general qualification is a C- mean grade (minimum in your KCSE). However, some courses need a C plain and others a C+. See the earlier sections for the complete list of kuccps diploma courses and requirements.

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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.

4 thoughts on “KUCCPS diploma courses 2021/2022 and cluster requirements”

  1. Okey thank you for these all useful information, and I hope all that I was hoping have seen,.
    Computer Science and Community Health Development are all diploma caurses that I hoped one day to do, I’m happy☺️

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