Marketable Courses You Can do With a D+, D Plain or D- in KCSE

by | Feb 2, 2023 | EDUCATION | 9 comments

With a D+ or D plain in KCSE, high school graduates have many options in courses to take in the TVET and Technical Training colleges. Scoring an E, D, or D+ does not mean you have failed your KCSE. In fact, you can start with certificate courses and gradually move to the diploma and finally see yourself moving to a degree program in your area of study. Here, we have compiled an updated list of good courses you can do with a D+ or D plain, D- and E across TVET and technical institutions in Kenya.

Artisan certificate courses are basic-level courses that can be done by KCPE primary school leavers or students with E or D- grades. This level of courses produces skilled workers in specific trades (artisans).

Craft courses are more advanced giving you crafted practical skills ready for the market or self-employment. Craft certificate is the level of post-school courses that produce skilled technicians or craftsmen. These courses require at least a D plain in KCSE.

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Bondo Technical and Vocational College. A public TVET institution.

Marketable Courses You Can do With a D+, D Plain, D- or E in KCSE

If you choose to register through KUCCPS, some courses may require you to have a minimum grade of D+ in KCSE. You can apply for the same courses directly in KNEC-accredited institutions with a minimum of D plain in KCSE.

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The certificate or craft courses may take a minimum of a year or two depending on the modules you wish to study.

Courses You Can Do with a D OR D+

  • Certificate/Craft in Automotive Engineering
  • Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Power Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology (Telecommunication Option)
  • Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level Five (TVET-CDACC)
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Technology (Telecommunication Option)
  • Artisan in Electrical Wireman
  • Certificate in Electrical Installation (TVET-CDACC)
  • Certificate in Computer Servicing and Maintenance
  • Certificate in Counselling Psychology
  • Certificate in Sells and Marketing
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management
  • Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  • Certificate in Social Work and Community Development
  • Craft in Secretarial Studies
  • Craft in Storekeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Fashion Design and Garment Making
  • ICT Technician
  • Certificate in ICT
  • Certificate in Baking Technology
  • Certificate in Catering and Accommodation Operations
  • Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Craft Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
  • Certificate in disaster management
  • Interior Design
  • Certificate in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Graphics Design, Printing Technology

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Courses You Can Do with D- OR E in KCSE

  • Artisan in Catering and Accommodation
  • Artisan in Electrical Installation
  • Artisan in Baking Technology
  • Artisan in Masonry
  • Artisan in Plumbing
  • Artisan in Building Technology
  • Artisan in Carpentry and Joinery
  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Artisan in Information Communication Technology
  • Artisan in Storekeeping
  • Artisan in Electrical Installation
  • Artisan in Automotive Engineering
  • Artisan in Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Artisan (Trade Test) in Tailoring and Dress Making
  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Motor Vehicle Wiring
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Artisan courses are open to all students with at least a KCPE certificate or a KCSE certificate with any grade.

Also Read:

  1. List of accredited engineering courses in Kenya
  2. TVET Approved Courses in Kenya
  3. List of Diploma Courses Offered at KMTC and Requirements

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  1. Rhoda mwangi

    I would like to do artisan in carpentry but I have know fees please help me I scored a D plain 2016

  2. keddy longolan lowoton

    application for the course 2022 kcse exam.

  3. Kahindi karisa

    how much school fees required for masonry and plumbing

  4. Beth Wanjiru

    Hi,can join your school with D-
    I need a certificate in secretarial course or certificate in human resources.. kindly I want to study with you if possible.
    Thank you.

  5. Valary karahi

    hi l got aD_ añ i would like to study as a secretarial . can i gget a chance .


    I am happy to learn that I can be placed somewhere for a course with my D+

  7. Ruth kanyi

    Hi I want to apply for catering and I scored a D-Can I join you please thank you


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