NYS courses offered Kenya: List of courses offered in NYS

NYS courses offered: Here is a list of courses offered by NYS training institute in Kenya to help you know the options you have if you want to pursue a NYS course.

NYS courses offered: List of courses offered at NYS

So, which courses does NYS offer?

Well, below is a list NYS training programs including courses offered at NYS Naivasha as well as courses offered at NYS Gilgil.

Plant operator/Mechanics courses at Machakos

  • Plant operation (artisan)
  • Plant Mechanics(artisan)
  • Welding & Fabrication(artisan)

Entry requirements: KCPE (minimum)

On Job Training (At Tana)

  • Plant operation (artisan)
  • Plant Mechanics(artisan)
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics(artisan)

Entry requirements: KCPE (minimum)

NYS Courses at Yatta School of Agriculture(Machakos)

  • Agriculture- Craft certificate
  • Agriculture-Diploma
  • ICT- Craft certificate

Entry requirements: KCPE (minimum)


Diploma: C- (KCSE mean grade)& above

Craft: D plain (KCSE mean grade)

ICT- Craft certificate

D+ (KCSE mean grade)& above

NYS courses offered at NYS Engineering Institute (Nairobi)

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Options: Power option/Installation and control option/ or Telecommunication)

  • Mechanical Engineering

Options: Production, Material &metallurgy, Fabrication technology& metallurgy, and Industrial Plant

  • Computer Studies
  • Information Technology/ICT
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction plant
  • Building technology
  • Avionics
  • Air Frame

Entry requirements for courses i to viii:

KCSE mean grade: C

Cluster subjects: Mathematics- C-, Physics- D+

Entry requirements for courses ix and x (Avionics and Air frame):

KCSE mean grade: C+

Cluster subjects: Mathematics- C+, Physics- C+

On Job Training courses at Kerio Valley

  • Motor vehicle Mechanics (Artisan)
  • Plant Mechanics (Artisan)
  • Plant operator (Artisan)

Entry requirements: KCPE (minimum) but for Plant mechanics which you need to have a KCSE certificate.

NYS Courses at Textile and Garment Training Institute (Nairobi)

  • Fashion & Design -Diploma
  • Fashion & Design- Craft
  • Fashion and Design/Clothing and Textile -Artisan
  • ICT- Craft

Entry requirements:

Fashion & Design


KCSE mean grade- C-


KCSE mean grade: D

Fashion and Design/Clothing and Textile -Artisan

Minimum: KCPE

ICT -Craft

KCSE mean grade: D+ plus a D plain in English (at least)

NYS Courses at Center for Early Childhood Education(Naivasha)

Diploma in ECDE (Early Childhood & Development Education)

Craft in ECDE(Early Childhood & Development Education)

Entry requirements:

Diploma in ECDE

KCSE mean grade: C(plain)

Craft in ECDE

KCSE mean grade: D+

Courses you can take at NYS Catering School (Gilgil) and entry requirements

  • Diploma in Food and beverage- C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Craft in Food and beverage- D+(KCSE mean grade)
  • Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Management- C plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Craft in Catering & Accommodation management- D+(KCSE mean grade)
  • Craft in ICT- D+(KCSE mean grade)

On Job Training Courses (Nairobi)

  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics(artisan)
  • Motor Vehicle Electrician(artisan)
  • Panel beating and spray painting (artisan)

Entry requirements: KCPE (minimum)

Courses at NYS Advanced Building School (Nairobi)

  • Masonry (craft)
  • Plumbing (craft)
  • Electrical Installation (craft)
  • Carpentry(craft)
  • Upholstery(craft)

Entry requirements: KCSE D plain (mean grade) except for Upholstery which needs a KCPE certificate (minimum)

Courses at NYS Technical College (Mombasa) and the minimum grade

  • Mechanical production (craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Electrical & Electronics (craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics (craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning(craft) -KCPE
  • ICT (craft)- D+ (KCSE mean grade) plus a D plain in English
  • Plumbing (craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Masonry (craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Carpentry (craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Welding and Fabrication(craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)


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Courses at Rural Craft Training Center(Turbo)

  • Automotive Engineering (Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Mechanical Production(Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics(artisan)- KCPE
  • Motor Vehicle Electrician(artisan)- KCPE
  • Panel beating and spray painting(artisan)- KCPE
  • Welding and Fabrication(artisan)- KCPE

NYS Courses at Nairobi Engineering Craft Training School(Nairobi)

  • Mechanical Production (Craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Electrical Installation(Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • ICT (Craft)- D+ plus a D plain in English (at least)
  • Automotive Engineering(Craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)

Courses at NYS Vocational Institute (Nairobi)

  • Motor Vehicle Technology (Craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Electrical & Electronics technology(Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Metal Processing Technology (Craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • ICT(Craft)- D+ plus a D plain in English (at least)

NYS Courses at NYS Driving School (Nairobi)

Driving course (Class B,C& E)- and you need a KCPE certificate & above.

Courses at NYS Institute of Business Studies(Nairobi)

  • Supply chain management (Diploma) – C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Supply chain management (Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Human Resource Management (Diploma) – C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • ICT (Diploma)- C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Sales & Marketing (Diploma) – C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Sales & Marketing (Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • Business Management (Diploma) – C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Business Management (Craft)- D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • CPA (I,II,III)- C+(KCSE mean grade) plus C+ in English and Math
  • Secretarial studies (Diploma) – C-(KCSE mean grade)
  • Secretarial studies (Craft) – D plain (KCSE mean grade)
  • ATD (I,II,III)- C-(KCSE mean grade)


NYS courses offered: Important notes

  • The duration of all diploma courses is about 3 years including internship.
  • The duration of all craft courses is about 2 years including internship.
  • The duration of all artisan courses is around 2 years except for plant operation which usually takes 6 months.
  • NYS Driving courses take 6 months- although the institution is intending to reduce it to just 3 months
  • ATD and CPA courses take three years

PS: To check if the NYS courses intake is open, go to NYS official website of their Facebook page.



NYS training period


CPA John Gitahi is a trainer at Kenya Online College, Kenya Institute of Information Technology and NITA and has been involved in education all his life. He is very passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University. He is also an avid traveller.

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