Courses offered at The Nyeri National Polytechnic

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If you wish to pursue a good diploma or certificate course in Kenya, enroll for one at The Nyeri National Polytechnic. Here you’ll pursue a course that will get you a job the same year you graduate.

Below we have listed the courses offered at the Polytechnic and their admission requirements:

Diploma

Course (Department)Entry RequirementsDurationExam Body
Course (Department)Entry RequirementsDurationExam Body
Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering
(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution7 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Eng. (Power Option)
(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Eng. (Telecommunications Option)
(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Igher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution7 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Production Option)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant Option)
(Mechanical Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Higher Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering
(Building & Civil Engineering)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution7 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Building Technology
(Building & Civil Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Civil Engineering
(Building & Civil Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Quantity Surveying
(Building & Civil Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 YearsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Applied Biology
(Applied Sciences)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution5 TermsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
(Applied Sciences)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution5 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Applied Biology
(Applied Sciences)
Mean grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (minus) in Biology/Biological sciences.8 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
(Applied Sciences)
Mean Grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (Minus) in Chemistry/Physical Sciences.8 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Food Technology
(Applied Sciences)
Mean grade C- (minus) preferably with C- (minus) in Chemistry and Biology8 TermsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Automotive Engineering
(Automotive Engineering)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution7 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Automotive Engineering
(Automotive Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Construction Plant Engineering
(Automotive Engineering)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Tourism Management
(Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Food & Beverage Management
(Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Catering & Accommodation Management
(Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Credit Management
(Business Studies)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate6 MonthsKASNEB
Diploma in Information Communications Technology
(Computer Science & Networking)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in ICT
(Computer Science & Networking)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate6 months/SectionKASNEB
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
(Health Sciences)
Mean grade C (Plain) with C (Plain) in Mathematics/Physics, English/Kiswahili, Chemistry and Biological Sciences.9 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Medical Engineering
(Mechanical Department)
Mean grade C-3 YearsKNEC
Diploma in Fashion Design & Clothing Tech.
(Fashion Design & Beauty Therapy)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Higher Diploma in Business Management
(Business Department)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution6 TermsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Secretarial Management
(Business Department)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution6 TermsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Secretarial Management
(Business Department)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution6 TermsKNEC
Higher Diploma in Entrepreneurship
(Business Department)
Diploma or Degree from a recognized Institution6 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Business Management
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Sales and Marketing
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Supplies Chain Management
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Human Resource Management
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Co-Operative Management
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Accountancy
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate8TermsKNEC
Diploma in Project Management
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Secretarial Studies
(Business Department)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC
Diploma in Library & Information Studies
(Liberal Studies)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate7 TermsKNEC
Diploma in Community Dev. & Social Work
(Liberal Studies)
Mean grade C-(minus) or Craft Certificate3 ModulesKNEC

Certificates/Craft

Course (Department)Entry RequirementsDurationExam Body
Course (Department)Entry RequirementsDurationExam Body
Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Power Option)
(Electrical & Electronics Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Agricultural Mechanic
(Automotive Engineering)
KCSE D Plain3 TermsKNEC
Certificate in Tour Guiding Operations
(Hospitality & Tourism)
KCSE D Plain3 TermsKNEC
Certificate in Tour Guiding and Travel Operations
(Hospitality & Tourism)
KCSE D Plain3 TermsKNEC
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
(Mechanical Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Welding and Fabrication
(Mechanical Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Building Technology
(Building & Civil Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
(Automotive Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Construction Plant Mechanics
(Automotive Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
(Automotive Engineering)
KCSE D Plain2 YearsKNEC
Artisan in Electrical Installation
(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
Open2 YearsKNEC
Artisan in Electronics
(Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
Open2 YearsKNEC
Certificate in Science Lab. Technician
(Applied Sciences)
KCSE D Plain8 TermsKNEC
Certificate in Food & Beverage Production & Service
(Hospitality & Tourism)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Catering and Accomodation
(Hospitality & Tourism)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Artisan in Food & Beverage
(Hospitality & Tourism)
KCSE D Plain2 YearsKNEC
Certificate in Information Communication Technology
(Computer Science & Networking)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certified Information Communication Technologist
(Computer Science & Networking)
KCSE D Plain6 Months/ SectionKASNEB
Certificate in Accounts and Management Skills CAMS Level I,II
(Business Studies)
KCSE D Plain6 MonthsKASNEB
Certificate in Fashion Design & Clothing Tech.
(Fashion Design & Beauty Therapy)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Secretarial Studies
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Sales and Marketing
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Business Management
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate Supply Chain Management
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate Co-Operative Management
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate Human Resource Management
(Business Department)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Library & Information Studies
(Liberal Studies)
KCSE D Plain2 ModulesKNEC
Certificate in Community Development & Social Work
(Liberal Studies)
KCSE D Plain6 TermsKNEC

Short Term Courses

CourseDepartmentRequirementsDuration
CourseDepartmentRequirementsDuration
Motor Vehicle Mech/Electrician (Grade III, II, I)
(NITA)
Automotive EngineeringNone6 Months
Panel Beating (Grade III, II, I)
(NITA)
Automotive EngineeringNone6 Months
Spray Painting (Grade III,II,I)
(NITA)
Automotive EngineeringNone6 Months
Accounting Technician Diploma(Be Registered With KASNEB)
(KASNEB)
Business DepartmentKCSE C-5 Months
CPA Part I – III(Be Registered With KASNEB)
(KASNEB)
Business DepartmentATC Final OR C+ With C+ Eng & Maths5 Months
Cooperative Societies Extension EducationBusiness DepartmentNone
Solar Power Installation Technician T1 & T2
(KEREA)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone
Electrical Wireman. Grade 3, 2, 1
(NITA)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone8 Months
Artisan in Plumbing-Plumber Pipe Fitter Grade 3, 2, 1
(NITA)
Building & Civil EngineeringNone6 Months
Artisan in Masonry Grade 3, 2, 1
(NITA)
Building & Civil EngineeringNone6 Months
Electrical Fitter Grade 3, 2, 1
(NITA)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone8 Months
Industrial Motor Rewinding
(The Nyeri National Polytechnic)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone3 Weeks
Motor Starters Design & Fabrication
(The Nyeri National Polytechnic)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone3 Weeks
Amplifier Design and Fabrication
(The Nyeri National Polytechnic)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone3 Weeks
Electronics Repair
(The Nyeri National Polytechnic)
Electrical & Electronics EngineeringNone
ICDL(international Computer Driving Licence)
(ICDL Certificate)
Computer Science & NetworkingNone12 Weeks
Certified Secretaries
(KASNEB)
Business StudiesKCSE C+6 Months
Driving Course
(NTSA)
Automotive EngineeringNone3 Months
Certified Credit Professionals (CCP)
(KASNEB)
Business StudiesKCSE C+6 Months
Certified Investment and Financial Analyst
(KASNEB)
Business StudiesKCSE C+6 Months
Certified Procurement and Supply Professionals
(KISM)
Business StudiesKCSE C+6 Months
Cisco IT Essentials
(Cisco)
Computer Science & NetworkingNone
Cisco CCNA 1, 2, 3, 4
(Cisco)
Computer Science & NetworkingNone
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
(NITA)
Fashion Design & Beauty TherapyNone2 Terms
Automotive Engineering Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
Automotive EngineeringKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Automotive Engineering Level 5
(CDACC/CBET)
Automotive EngineeringKCSE D or its Equivalents1 Year
Office Assistant Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
KCSE D or its Equivalents6 Months
Office Assistant Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
KCSE D or its Equivalents6 Months
Insurance Studies Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Front Office Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Food & Beverage Sales Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Food Production & Beverage Culinary Arts Technician 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Housekeeper Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Fashion DesignTechnology Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents6 Months
Motor Cycle Mechanic
(CDACC/CBET)
Automotive EngineeringKCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Lathe Machine Operator
(CDACC/CBET)
Mechanical EngineeringKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Manual Metal Arc Welding
(CDACC/CBET)
Mechanical EngineeringKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Simple Automation
(CDACC/CBET)
Mechanical EngineeringKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Electrical Installation Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
Electrical and Electronics EngineeringKCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Electrical Installation Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
Electrical And Electronics EngineeringKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Plumbing Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
Building And Civil EngineeringKCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Masonry Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
Building And Civil EngineeringKCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Security Guard Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
KCPE or its Equivalents3 Months
Dairy Processing Level 4
(CDACC/CBET)
Applied SciencesKCSE or its Equivalents6 Months
Hairdressing and Beauty Level 3
(CDACC/CBET)
Fashion Design And Beauty TherapyKCPE or its Equivalents3 Months