Training in Community Development and Social Work takes place under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MoHEST). The training in Community Development and Social Work takes 3 years and includes both theoretical and practical training. The Kenya National Examination Council is the examination body for the course. This nationally recognized diploma will enable graduates to work in the healthcare sector in Kenya and also in many other countries.
To be eligible for admission for Diploma in Community Health a student needs to have scored at least a C-minus as a mean score in the KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations and for a Certificate in Community Health a student needs to have scored at least D + (Plus) in KSCE. If you sat for another secondary school examination = (e.g. British or American system) please let your documents be certified by the KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council). They will inform you what will be considered the equivalent as per the KCSE. It is also possible to follow a separate module on Community Health if your interest is mainly in the health sector.
Diploma is 3 Years while Certificate is 2 years.
Intakes are only in September. If you want to apply for the next intake, please go to the application form or download and print the pdf "Application Community Development".
About the Community health and development department at NCMTC
To offer an encouraging and supportive learning environment for the students of the department and train, coach, and guide them to become competent and compassionate community developers and social workers, committed to enhance national development.
To be a centre of excellence that is respected for the high quality and the commitment of its graduates and by its graduates.
This curriculum is developed to produce a community development and social worker who is able to competently fulfill his / her roles and all professional tasks that come with it.
At the end of the course the graduates should be able to implement social work and community development skills ethically and professionally.