Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development, KISWCD, is a private institution registered with the Ministry of Education and accredited by TVETA to offer certificate and diploma courses in areas like social work and community development, ICT, business management, health and nutrition, and disaster management.
KISWCD boasts drawing students from major NGOs, government departments, and the private sector.
The institution is affiliated to a number of international organizations and associations and is an examination Centre for major exam bodies which include KNEC, ICM UK, CDAAC, NITA, ABMA.
Diploma courses at KISWCD take 3 years while certificate courses take a period of 1 year to one and a half years to complete. Some diplomas take even a shorter time.
KISWCD is located at the Southern House, 2nd Floor, Off – Moi Avenue Opposite Meridian Hotel.
Kenya Institute of Social Work and Community Development offers professional diploma and certificate in counseling courses open to Community development workers, Welfare officers, Project managers, and fresh students.
Minimum qualifications are KCSE D or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent for certificate in counselling courses.
Diploma in Counselling requires minimum qualifications of KCSE C- or equivalent, or a certificate in Community Development, Social Development, Social Work, Community Health, Counselling and Psychology.
Here is a list of counselling courses offered at KISWCD:
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in Psychology
Diploma in Chemical Dependency and Addictions
Diploma in Disaster Management and Trauma Counselling
Diploma in HIV Testing and Counselling in Community and Clinical Settings
Diploma in Learning Institutions Guidance and Counselling
Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy Option
Diploma in Special Needs and Disability Option
Diploma in Spiritual Counselling
Diploma in Child Adolescent Counselling Option
KISWCD Diploma in Information Technology
This course requires a minimum qualification of KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent.
The course is divided into 3 modules, each complete in its nature;
Module I will enable the trainee to become a computer operator with skills and knowledge in Operating Systems, Computer Application Packages, and Information Systems.
Module II enables the trainee to become a Computer Programmer and System analyst with skills and knowledge in Entrepreneurship Education and relevant Mathematics.
Module III is designed to produce a Systems Administrator with skills and knowledge to administer various Computer Networks and management of Human Resources.
For Diploma in information communication technology, KNEC option, you will require a minimum of KCSE C or its equivalent.
Social Work and Community Development Courses
Certificate courses in this category take one and a half years while diplomas take up to 3 years to complete.
Certificate in Social Development
Certificate in Community Development
Certificate in Social Work and Welfare
Certificate in Criminology
Certificate in Community Development (KNEC/ABMA UK)
Diploma in Social Work and Welfare (KNEC)
Diploma in Gender and Women Empowerment (2 1/2 years)
Diploma in Public Administration and Management
Diploma in Criminology
Diploma in Poverty, Relief and Sustainable Development
KISWCD Business Management Courses
Certificate courses require at least D+ in KCSE or KCE Div. 3 and at least D in English and Mathematics. Diploma courses require you to have passed a relevant craft certificate or a minimum qualification of KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or equivalent.
Certificate in Human Resource Management
Certificate in Business Management
Certificate in Leadership Studies
Certificate in Project Planning and Management
Certificate in Logistics and Supplies Management
Diploma in Business Management/Administration
Diploma in Disaster Mitigation and Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Leadership Studies
Diploma in Logistics and Supplies Management – KNEC
Diploma in Management of CBOs and NGOs
Diploma in Project Planning and Management
Community Health Courses
Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics (KNEC) takes two and a half years to complete, while other certificate courses in this category take a year to finish.
Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics (KNEC)
Certificate in Community Health
Certificate in HIV/AIDS
Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (2 years)
Diploma in Community Health and Development (1 and 1/2 years)