NYS Kenya Courses

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The National Youth Service Kenya offers several courses for the youths who join the institutition. There are a total of 8 schools, each specializing in a certain field.

If you are planning to join NYS,here is a list of courses to pursue.

S/NO INSTITUTION COURSE   LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
               
1. (Plant (i) Plant operation   Artisan (i) KCPE
  operator/Mechanics) (ii) Plant Mechanics   Artisan (ii) KCSE
  Machakos (iii) Welding & Fabrication   Artisan (iii) KCPE
2. On Job Training _ Tana (i) Plant Operation   Artisan (i) KCPE
    (ii) Plant Mechanics   Artisan (ii) KCPE
    (iii) Motor Vehicle Mechanics   Artisan (iii) KCPE
3. Yatta School of (i)  Agriculture   Diploma (i) KCSE mean grade C- & above
  Agriculture- Machakos (ii) Agriculture   Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii) ICT       Craft (iii) KCSE mean grade D+ & above
4. NYS Engineering 1. Automotive Engineering   Diploma    
  Institute- Nairobi 2. Electrical Engineering   Diploma    
      Options          
    i. Power option   Diploma    
    ii. Installation and control   Diploma    
    iii. Telecommunication   Diploma · KCSE mean grade C-
    3. Mechanical Engineering     i. Mathematics C-, D+
      Options     ii. Physics D+
                 
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      (i) Production Diploma (The above requirements cuts across
      (ii) Material &metallurgy Diploma all the courses)
      (iii) Fabrication technology & Diploma    
        metallurgy      
      (iv) Industrial Plant Diploma    
    4. Computer Studies Diploma    
    5. Information Technology Diploma    
    6. ICT   Diploma    
    7. Civil Engineering Diploma    
    8. Construction plant Diploma    
    9. Building technology Diploma    
    10. Avionics Diploma · KCSE mean grade C+
    11. Air Frame Diploma iii. Mathematics C+ Physics C+
           
5. On Job Training- Kerio (i) Motor vehicle Mechanics Artisan (i) KCPE
  Valley (ii) Plant Mechanics Artisan (ii) KCSE
    (iii)plant operator Artisan (iii) KCPE
6. Textile and Garment (i) Beauty Therapy Craft (i) KCSE mean grade D
  Training Institute- (ii) ICT     Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D+ and at
  Nairobi           least a D in English
    (iii)Fashion and design Diploma (iii) KCSE mean grade C- & above
    (iv)Fashion and design Craft (iv) KCSE mean grade D
    (v)clothing and textile/Fashion and Design Artisan (v) KCPE
           
7. NYS Technical Training (i) Fashion & Design Diploma (i) KCSE mean grade C-
  Institute- Naivasha (ii) Fashion & Design Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii)Fashion and Design/Clothing and Textile Artisan (iii) KCPE
    (iv) ICT     Craft (iv) KCSE mean grade D+ and at
              least a D in English
8. Center for Early (i) Early Childhood & Development Education Diploma (i) KCSE mean grade C(plain)
  Childhood Education- (ii) Early Childhood & Development Education Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D+
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  Naivasha          
9. NYS CATERING (i) Food and beverage Diploma (i) KCSE mean grade C-
  SCHOOL-Gilgil          
    (ii) Food and beverage Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D+
    (iii) Catering & Accommodation Diploma (iii) KCSE mean C(plain)
      Management      
    (iv) Catering & Accommodation Craft (v) KCSE mean grade D+
      management      
    (v) ICT Craft (vi) KCSE mean grade D+
10. On Job Training-Nairobi (i) Motor Vehicle Mechanics Artisan (i) KCPE
    (ii) Motor Vehicle Electrician Artisan (ii) KCPE
    (iii) Panel beating & spray painting Artisan (iii) KCPE
11. Advanced Building (i) Masonry Craft (i) KCSE D
  School- Nairobi (ii) Plumbing Craft (ii) KCSE D
    (iii) Electrical Installation Craft (iii) KCSE D
    (iv) Carpentry Craft (iv) KCSE D
    (v) Upholstery Craft (v) KCPE & ABOVE
12. NYS Technical College- (i) Mechanical production Craft (i) KCSE mean grade D
  Mombasa (ii) Electrical & Electronics Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii) Motor Vehicle Mechanics Craft (iii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iv)Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Craft (iv) KCPE
    (v)ICT   Craft (v) KCSE mean grade D+ and at
            least a D in English
    (vi)Plumbing Craft (vi) KCSE mean grade D
    (vii)Masonry Craft (vii) KCSE mean grade D
    (viii) Carpentry Craft (viii)   KCSE mean grade D
    (ix) Welding and Fabrication Craft (ix) KCSE mean grade D
           
13. Rural Craft Training (i) Automotive Engineering Craft (i) KCSE mean grade D
  Center- Turbo (ii) Mechanical Production Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii)panel beating and spray painting Artisan (iii) KCPE
    (IV)Motor vehicle Mechanics Artisan (iv) KCPE
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    (V)Motor vehicle Electrician Artisan (v) KCPE
    (vi)Welding and Fabrication Artisan (vi) KCPE
         
14. Nairobi Engineering (i) Mechanical Production Craft (i)  KCSE mean grade D
  Craft Training School- (ii) Electrical Installation Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
  Nairobi (iii)ICT Craft (iii) KCSE mean grade D+ and at
        least a D in English
    (iv) Automotive Engineering Craft (iv) KCSE mean grade D
15. NYS Vocational (i) Motor Vehicle Technology Craft (v) KCSE mean grade D
  Institute- Nairobi (ii) Electrical & Electronics technology Craft (vi) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii) Metal Processing Technology Craft (vii) KCSE mean grade D+ and at
    (iv) ICT Craft least a D in English
        (viii)   KCSE mean grade D
16. DRIVING SCHOOL– (i)  Driving Class B,C& E KCPE & above
  Nairobi      
         
17 NYS Institute of Business (i) Supply chain management Diploma (i)  KCSE mean grade C-
  Studies–Nairobi (ii) Supply chain management Craft (ii) KCSE mean grade D
    (iii) Human Resource Management Diploma (iii) KCSE mean grade C-
    (iv) ICT Diploma (iv) KCSE mean grade C-
    (v) Sales & Marketing Diploma (v) KCSE mean grade C-
    (vi) Sales & Marketing Craft (vi) KCSE mean grade D
    (vii) Business Management Diploma (vii) KCSE mean grade C-
    (viii)Business Management Craft (viii)KCSE mean grade D
    (ix)CPA III,II,I, K (ix)KCSE mean grade C+ with C+
        in Maths and English
    (x) Secretarial studies Diploma (x)KCSE mean grade C-
    (xi) Secretarial studies Craft (xi)KCSE mean grade D
    (xii) ATC Technician (xii)KCSE mean grade D+ with D
        in Maths and English
         


NOTE

  1. The duration of diploma courses is 3 years
  2. The duration of craft courses is 2 years
  3. The duration of artisan courses is 2 years except plant operation which takes 6 months
  4. Driving takes 6 months although there is a proposal to reduce this to 3 months
  5. CPA and ATD take three years

 

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