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BEST (TOP 10), POPULAR AND MARKETABLE DIPLOMA COURSES IN KENYA WHICH ARE BETTER THAN DEGREE COURSES/ PROGRAMMES

TOP 10 MOST ATTRACTIVE, POPULAR AND MARKETABLE COURSES IN KENYA TODAY: LIST OF BEST DIPLOMA COURSES IN KENYA, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, DURATION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES(OPENINGS) AND BEST INSTITUTIONS OFFERING THEM

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BEST (TOP 10), POPULAR AND MARKETABLE DIPLOMA COURSES IN KENYA WHICH ARE BETTER THAN DEGREE COURSES/ PROGRAMMES

TOP 10 MOST ATTRACTIVE, POPULAR AND MARKETABLE COURSES IN KENYA TODAY: LIST OF BEST DIPLOMA COURSES IN KENYA, ENTRY REQUIREMENTS, DURATION, JOB OPPORTUNITIES(OPENINGS) AND BEST INSTITUTIONS OFFERING THEM

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Did you know that there are some diploma courses in Kenya that are better than degree courses or programmes?

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Well, the era for the general view that degree programmes offered by universities in Kenya are better than diploma courses is long gone.

This is simply because there is a wide range of diploma courses which are more marketable and even pay better than most degree programmes.

Some big firms have opted for diploma graduates as opposed to their counterparts who have attained university education since there is no correlation between success at university and work output.

Some companies have also removed the β€œdegree” requirement when recruiting employees for this same reason.

HERE ARE (BEST) TOP 10 DIPLOMA COURSES THAT ARE WAY BETTER THAN UNIVERSITY DEGREES

  1. DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE AGENCY AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

This diploma course is likely to open countless doors for you since the real estate industry in Kenya is teeming with a floodgate of opportunities.

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The best institution offering this course is the University of Nairobi, UON.

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI DIPLOMA IN REAL ESTATE AGENCY AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATIONS & DURATION

Applicants wishing to pursue a diploma in real estate agency and property management should meet the following criteria:

-A minimum of a C plain in KCSE or its equivalent

-A-C plain in English and Mathematics

-One principal pass in KACE

A diploma in real estate agency and property management lasts 2 semesters at UON.

 

 

  1. DIPLOMA IN QUANTITY SURVEYING: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

Available at the Technical University of Kenya, TUK, Diploma in Quantity Surveying is one of the most marketable diploma courses in Kenya.

The minimum requirements for you to enrol for a diploma in quantity surveying include

A KCSE mean grade of a C-minus and above or a pass in a relevant craft course, drawing and design or its equivalent from a recognized institution

The course takes 3 terms to complete.

There are many openings or job opportunities for those who have a diploma in quantity surveying including government institutions and private practice especially now that many people are building, buying and partitioning the land.

 

  1. DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, BEST COLLEGES OFFERING IT, CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYAWith a diploma in architecture, you can be sure of putting food on the table since you can earn at least Kshs 50, 000.

    The average study duration for a diploma in architecture is two years.

    The minimum entry requirements for a diploma in architecture are Β C- minus in KCSE or its equivalent.

    Some of the well- established institutions offering diploma in architecture modules are Nairobi Institute of Technology and the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies, Nairobi.

    Job opportunities for those with diplomas in architecture are easily available since the building industry in Kenya is booming.

 

  1. DIPLOMA IN PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY: REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, BEST COLLEGES OFFERING IT, CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYAA diploma in pharmaceutical technology is way better than most degree programmes in Kenya.

    The minimum entry requirements for a diploma in pharmaceutical technology include a C Plain in KCSE with a C plain in Mathematics, English, Biology and Chemistry or a certificate in pharmaceutical technology from a recognized institution.

    The course takes 3 years. Some of the best institutions offering it include Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi, Kisii University and Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

With a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, you can easily land a job in leading Pharmaceutical companies like GlaxoSmithKline.

Such a job can propel you to great riches since it can make you earn up to Kshs 100, 000 per month.

  1. DIPLOMA IN NURSING: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

With a KCSE mean grade of a C plain and above or its equivalent, you can easily pursue a diploma in Nursing at one of the best Medical Training Colleges in Kenya that is at the Kenya Medical Training College and land a well-paying job.

The following the minimum entry requirements for students wishing to join the Kenya Medical Training College, KMTC and pursue a diploma in Nursing

KCSE Mean grade of a C plain or its equivalent with relevant combination of relevant subjects- English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences.

The course takes three and a half years.

Current openings for this course include government jobs which can earn you up to Kshs 50, 000 per month, NGOs or private practice that can even earn more money.

  1. DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYAWith a diploma in journalism and mass communication, you can easily land a well-paying job (up to Kshs 100, 000per month) in mainstream media houses such as Citizen TV, NTV, KTN, K24 among others.

    The course takes approximately 2 years.

    Some of the best colleges offering diploma in journalism modules include Mombasa Aviation Training College, The Presbyterian University of East Africa and Beam International Training Centre.

    The minimum entry requirements include a C- Minus in KCSE & a C- minus in English.

 

7. DIPLOMA IN WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGN: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

A diploma in web and graphic design can easily earn you up to Kshs 100, 000 per month given that this is the era of technology. Many online companies are currently in need of graphic designs for marketing purposes.

The average study duration for a diploma in web and graphic design is three years.

Some of the best colleges offering diploma in web and graphic design include Africa Digital Media Institute, Nairobi, East African School of Journalism, Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology, Nakuru and Kenya Institute of Media and Technology.

The entry requirements for a diploma in web and graphic design include KCSE Mean grade of a C plain or its equivalent or a 6-months and above certificate in web and graphic design from a reputable institution.

 

 

8. DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE: COURSE REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

There are many openings for graduates with a diploma in accounting and finance. Job opportunities range from employment at banks and companies to non-governmental organizations, NGOs.

With a diploma in accounting and finance you can earn up to Kshs 150, 000 per month depending on the institution offering it.

The average study duration for a diploma in accounting and finance is 2 years.

Some of the best colleges offering this course include Beam International Training Centre, Nairobi and Kenya Polytechnic University College, Nairobi.

The entry requirements for a diploma in accounting and finance include a KCSE mean Grade of C- and above or a certificate in accounting and finance.

9. DIPLOMA IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MONITORING AND EVALUATION: COURSE REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

If you are looking forward to working with the best paying Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs like USAID & NACADA, then a diploma in project management, monitoring and evaluation is the best choice for you.

This is a practical course usually provided by reputable institutions such as Strathmore University in partnership with experts in this field.

The minimum entry requirements for a diploma in monitoring and evaluation is a C- minus in KCSE or its equivalent or a certificate in monitoring and evaluation from a recognized institution.

The average study duration for a diploma in project management, monitoring and evaluation is 2 semesters, one academic year.

10. DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, IT: COURSE REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS, DURATION, INSTITUTIONS OFFERING IT, CURRENT OPENINGS (JOB OPPORTUNITIES) AND SALARY ESTIMATES IN KENYA

With the current technological advancements, a diploma in Information Technology is the best course for you.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology, JKUAT is the best institution for this particular course.

The minimum entry requirements for a diploma in information technology at JKUAT are as follows

-KCSE mean grade of a C plain, a C- minus in Mathematics and English or its equivalent

– A credit pass in IT Certificate (stage 1) from a recognized institution & a C- minus in Mathematics and English

– A KACE certificate with a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

 

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