Railway Training Institute courses and fees

Railway Training Institute Courses and Fee Structure

Railway Training Institute (RTI) is one of the oldest training institutions in the East African region, with a rich history dating back to the colonial era. As a public TVET institution, RTI provides market-driven diploma and certificate courses in various industrial fields.

The institute has a main campus in South B Nairobi and a satellite campus; RTI Marine School, Kisumu.

Courses at the Railway Training Institute are primarily examined by Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Courses are offered in both full-time and part-time formats (limited selection for part-time).

Minimum Entry Requirements for Courses at RTI

Higher Diploma:

  • Diploma or Degree in a relevant field

Diploma in Business:

  • KCSE mean grade of C- or a Certificate in a relevant field

Diploma in Engineering:

  • KCSE mean grade of C- with passes in Mathematics, Physics, and English, or a Certificate in a relevant field

Certificate Courses:

  • KCSE mean grade of D plain or a Certificate in a relevant field

Railway Training Institute Courses Offered

Faculty of Engineering and Technology Courses

  • Advanced Technician Diploma in Applied Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Advanced Technician Diploma in Building & Construction
  • Certificate in Civil Engineering (D+)
  • Certificate in Electrical Installation (Wireman) Grade III
  • Certificate in Information Technology (IVQ)
  • Certificate in Machine Turner
  • Certificate in Motor Vehicle Systems
  • Certificate in Plumbing (D+)
  • Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Craft Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Power & Telecommunication)
  • Craft Certificate in Information Technology
  • Craft Certificate in Library, Archives & Information Studies
  • Diploma in Archives & Record Management
  • Diploma in Building Technology
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer & Software Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Power)
  • Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Telecommunication)
  • Diploma in Information Communication Technology
  • Diploma in Library & Information Studies
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Automotive
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)
  • Diploma in Quantity Survey
  • Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Diploma in Welding & Fabrication
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical (Power) Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Higher Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Maintenance Technology
  • Technical Diploma in Motor Vehicle Systems
  • Technician Certificate in Applied Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Technician Certificate in Applied Telecommunication Systems
  • Technician Diploma in Applied Telecommunication Systems
  • Technician Diploma in Building & Construction
  • Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant)
  • Technician Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
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Faculty of Business and Logistics Courses

  • Advanced Diploma in Logistics & Transport – Part-Time
  • Certificate in Food & Beverage
  • Certificate in Logistics & Transport Management
  • Certificate in Tourism Management
  • Craft Certificate in Accountancy
  • Craft Certificate in Business Management
  • Craft Certificate in Cooperative Management
  • Craft Certificate in Food & Beverage Production & Sales Service
  • Craft Certificate in Human Resource & Management
  • Craft Certificate in Road Transport Management
  • Craft Certificate in Social Work & Community Development
  • Craft Certificate in Supply Chain Management
  • Craft Certificate in Transport Management
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage
  • Diploma in Accountancy
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Cooperative Management
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Production & Sales
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Diploma in Logistics & Transport
  • Diploma in Road Transport Management
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing
  • Diploma in Social Work & Community Development
  • Diploma in Supply Chain Management
  • Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Diploma in Human Resources
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
  • Diploma in Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Test Course

RTI Short Courses (Open to All)

There are no minimum requirements hence these short courses are open even to KCPE certificate holders. The courses are examined by RTI.

  • Diploma Health Records
  • Certificate in Structured Cabling & Networking
  • Certificate in Fibre Installation
  • Certificate in Computer Operator
  • Certificate in Computer Proficiency
  • Vocational Certificate in Graphic Design / Information Cyber Security / Block Chain Technology
  • Pastry & Bakery Level 1 & 2
  • Bread Making Level 1 & 2
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How to Apply for Courses at RTI

You can apply through KUCCPS for diploma and certificate courses listed by the Railway Training Institute on the KUCCPS students portal and wait for the placement of your desired course in the institution.

You can also apply for courses online on the RTI online course application portal by filling in the required information and making relevant application fees.

Payment instructions for M-Pesa paybill and bank deposits are given on the application page.

You will have to attach your academic documents and enter the bank or M-Pesa transaction code (for the application fees) before submitting the application form.

Railway Training Institute Fee Structure

For the current fee structure, check the RTI downloads page www.rti.ac.ke/media/downloads and download the newest intake fee and admission requirements document.

Those who apply and get placement to RTI through the KUCCPS students portal qualify for government TVET sponsorship and HELB loans.

Railway Training Institute Contacts

  • Railway Training Institute, PO. Box 42226- 00100, GPO Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Tel: +254 020 2378397
  • Email: training@rti.ac.ketraining@rti.ac.ke
  • RTI Students portal: www.rti.ac.ke/student-portal