Entry Requirements

A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the professional examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least Grade C+ (C plus) or its equivalent or, Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO Principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) level or equivalent qualifications or,
  • KASNEB technician, diploma or professional examination certificate or,
  • A degree from a recognized university or,
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination grade C in 6 papers with C in both English and Mathematics or,
  • Such other certificates or diplomas as may be approved by KASNEB.

 

Diploma Programs-ATD/DICT/DCM

  • Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD)
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology (DICT)
  • Diploma in Credit Management (DCM)

Diploma Examinations-Entry Requirements:

A person seeking to be registered as a student for any of the diploma examinations must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least Grade C- (C Minus) or equivalent qualifications or,
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination Grade D or,
  • Any other kasneb technician or diploma examination certificate.

 

Certificate Program-CAMS

Certificate in Accounting and Management Skills (CAMS)

Certificate Examination-Entry Requirements:

A person seeking to be registered as a student for Certificate in Accounting and Management

Skills (CAMS) qualification must show evidence of being a holder of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least Grade D (D Plain) or its equivalent or,

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of United Kingdom (ACCA-UK)

Professional Programs- (ACCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • You need three GCSEs and two A Levels in five separate subjects including Maths and

English (or their equivalent) to start the ACCA Qualification or

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination with an aggregate average of at least Grade C+ (C plus) with C in both Mathematics and English or its equivalent or,
  • Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least TWO Principal passes provided that the applicant has credits in Mathematics and English at Kenya Certificate of

Education (KCE) level or equivalent qualifications.

Foundations in Accounting - (ACCA)

  • Foundational level-ACCA Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting

No minimum entry requirement for foundation in accounting (ACCA)

 

 

Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst of United States (ICFA-USA)

Profession Programs-(CFA)

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or be in their final undergraduate year at the time of registration.
  • At least 4 years of qualified professional work experience.

Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI-UK)

Chartered Securities and Investment Qualifications pathways

Minimum Entry Requirements:

Entry level vary, depending on one’s knowledge and background of finance

 

KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL (KNEC)

KNEC Artisan Certificate Courses on offer

  • Secretarial Studies
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Supplies Management

 

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • For stage 1, candidates should have passed KCPE or equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC
  • For stage 2, candidates should have passed stage 1 of the requisite subject(s)
  • For stage 3, candidates should have passed stage 2 of the requisite subject(s)

Depending on the progress of a candidate, the entire course can be completed within 18 months

KNEC Craft Certificate Courses on offer

  • Secretarial Studies
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Clerical Operations
  • Co-operative Management
  • Investment Management 
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology
  • Information Studies
  • Tour Guiding Operations
  • Tour Guiding and Travel Operations
  • Road Transport Management
  • Maritime Transport Operations
  • Maritime Transport Logistics

The minimum entry requirements for this level of courses are:

  • KCSE D plain
  • Pass in Artisan Certificate level where applicable
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC

 

The duration for the Craft Certificate course is two (2) years covered in two (2) modules including compulsory industrial attachment

KNEC Diploma Courses on offer

  • Secretarial studies
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Management
  • Co-operative Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Road Transport Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Tour Guiding management Information & Technology
  • Petroleum Management
  • Project Management
  • Investment Management
  • Maritime Transport
  • Disaster Management
  • Maritime Transport Operations
  • Maritime Transport Logistics
  • International Freight Management

 

The minimum entry requirements for this level of courses are:

  • KCSE C minus
  • Pass Craft Certificate level where applicable
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC

The duration for the diploma certificate course is three (3) years covered in three (3) modules including compulsory industrial attachment

KNEC Higher National Diploma Courses on offer

  • Secretarial management
  • Business Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Tourism Management
  • Library and Information Management
  • Archives and Records Management

The minimum entry requirements for this level of courses are:

  • Pass in Diploma level where applicable
  • Degree from a recognized university
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC

The duration for the courses is two (2) years including compulsory industrial attachment

KNEC Early Childhood Development Education ECDE on offer

ECDE Proficiency Certificate

The entry requirements are:

KCPE Certificate or

KCSE mean Grade D plain and below

Certificate in ECDE

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • KCSE mean Grade D plus, or;
  • KCE Division FOUR, or;
  • P2 Teacher Training Certificate, or;
  • KCPE Certificate with a pass in ECDE proficiency certificate

 

Diploma in ECDE

The minimum entry requirements are:

KCSE mean Grade C plain or;

  • KCE Division TWO or;
  • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) Teacher Training Certificate or;
  • At least D plus in KCSE or KCE Division THREE and in addition have a KNEC Certificate or

Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate or;

  • KCE Division THREE and Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE-A level) certificate with a minimum of ONE principal

Duration- four (4) terms of pre-service training or six (6) terms in service training.

Candidates can complete the course in two terms

KNEC Primary Teacher Education on offer

Primary Teacher Education (PTE)

The minimum entry requirements are:

KCSE mean Grade C minus for visually impaired (VI-blind), hearing impaired (HI) and physically disabled candidate

Diploma Teacher Education (DTE)

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • KCSE mean Grade C plus
  • In addition the trainee must have a grade of C plus in the two teaching subjects and a

C plain in English

  • Candidate pursuing science courses should have at least C plain in mathematics while those pursuing humanities and languages should have at least D plus in mathematics

The duration of the course is three (3) years

Special Needs Education (SNE)

The minimum entry requirements are:

  • Primary Teacher Education (PTE) Certificate or;
  • P1 Teacher Certificate by training, or;
  • P1 Teacher who has been promoted by the Ministry of Education through the teacher proficiency courses or;
  • KCSE mean Grade C minus or with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education

DICECE Certificate or;

  • KCE Division THREE with a KNEC Certificate in ECDE or Ministry of Education DICECE Certificate (The duration for the course is two (2) years)