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Most marketable diploma and certificate and Artisan courses in Kenya

With a class 8 certificate, you can still join a TVET institution and start your career path. image/courtesy

KCSE 2020 candidates are gearing up to join Universities and colleges, but unknown to many, most of the courses that some form 4 leavers are admitted to do are obsolete in the market. Instead of Enrolling for a degree even with the right qualification, experts argue that choosing the right diploma or certificate course could be more beneficial in establishing a well-paying career.

So what are some of the most in-demand diploma and certificate courses that one can enroll for?

Medical courses graduates are always in demand, and therefore, enrolling for a course in a medical field if you have the passion to work in a hospital or medical institution is a good educational investment. some of the medical-related courses include

Diploma in Quantity surveying

  • Diploma in Clinical medicine
  • Diploma/Degree in Nursing
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical technology
  • Diploma in Dental Technology
  • Diploma in laboratory services

Outside the medical field, other courses include

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma/certificate in welding and fabrication
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

Unknown to many students, most firms will prefer to employ a certified public accountant (CPA) as opposed to a Bachelor of Commerce graduate. Most BCOM graduates realize this upon graduating with a Bcom, that they are forced to register for CPA certifications in order to improve their chances of securing a job. the good thing is that you can integrate CPA with your degree, and if you are a bright student and can dedicate yourself to rigorous studies, then you can register for this as an independent student and just go sit for the exam. CPA is offered by KASNEB, and therefore any institution you study at it doesn’t make a difference to the recognition of your papers.

  • Computer Programming/IT/Computer science (Diploma, certificate)
  • Certificate? Diploma in Animal health
  • Architecture
  • Diploma/certificate in building and construction
  • Diploma/certificate in web design
  • Diploma in Banking & Finance
Unknown to many, the education system allows you to start rom as low as an artisan course if you scored less than a D+ and you can consistently upgrade your studies to degree, masters and evem PhD. Artisan courses are offered by the Kenya National examination council. these artisan courses include:
Plumbing
Masonry
Arc Welding
General Agriculture
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
Welding and Fabrication
Hair dressingand beauty
Grade electrical wireman
Trade Test in Leatherwork Technology
Trade motor vehicle mechanics
Carpentry and Joinery
Electrical installation
Electrical engineering
Agribusiness
Automotive motor vehicle mechanics
and many more
What more, you dont even need a KCSE certificate to learn these things, just walk into any registered TVET institution (preferably government institution) and you an establish a well paying career.

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