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D+ Courses in Kenya 2020 – Diploma & Certificate Courses

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What are the best certificate and diploma courses to do in Kenya in 2020 intake with a D+ (plus)?
This is the question most people who suffered from Matiang’i  ‘brutality’ or were just not lucky to get a grade that can secure them a place in Kenyan Universities to do a degree course.
If you scored a  D+ (plus), D (plain) or just a D- (minus) in your KCSE, your dreams are still valid, I have compiled a list of marketable courses Diploma and certificate courses that you can pursue in Kenyan colleges and universities. 
Remember, life is not about scoring an A in Kenya, there are many opportunities that can come your way because, with a D+, you can pursue a marketable course in Kenya and be employed by Top Best Paying Companies to Work for in Kenya 2019  or start the most profitable business in Kenya before the end of  2019 and become a millionaire. There are many business opportunities in Kenya for youth that require less education.
Some of the best colleges where you can pursue the courses include the Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi Institute of Business Studies and Utalii College.
The courses usually take 3 months to 2 years.



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Certificate and Diploma Courses

Available at Technical University of Kenya

Advanced Certificate in Supplies Management

Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration: 2 Semesters

Advanced Certificate in Business Administration

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Business Information Technology

Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration: 2 Semesters

Advanced Certificate in Computer Technology

Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Advanced Certificate in Computer Hardware & Network Support

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration: 2 Semesters

Advanced Certificate in Software Development

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Computer Engineering

Requirements: KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Computer Technology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in System Technical Support

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Advanced Certificate in Information Technology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Information Technology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Civil Engineering Certificate in Fire Engineering

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Electrical Installation Technician

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Electronics Technician Electrical Installation Electrician Craft

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Applied Electronics

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Computer Servicing and Maintenance (CSM) Technician

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Technology Options:

  • Airframes and Engines
  • Avionics
  • Helicopters Maintenance

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Architectural Draughtsmanship

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) Distance Mode

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Food Technology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Environmental Studies

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Environmental Studies

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (Vacation)

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration: 2 Semesters

Certificate in Science Laboratory Technology (Evening)

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Short courses during vacations April, August, December

  • DNA and Serological Forensics
  • Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Internal Quality Auditors (IQA)
  • Biofuel (BioGas, BioDidesel, BioEthanol) production.
  • Clinical Good Laboratory Practices (GCLP)
  • Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module I)
  • Laboratory Biosafety and Quality assurance (Module II)
  • Microbiological Laboratory Techniques

Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetic

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Health Records & Information Technology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Library Studies

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Archives and Records Management

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

Certificate in Counselling Psychology

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration:2 Semesters

Certificate In Disaster Management

Requirements : KCSE D+ (Plus)
Duration : 2 Semesters

More Certificate and Diploma Courses with D+ (plus), D (plain) & D-

  1. Certificate in Automotive Engineering
  2. Certificate in Beauty Therapy
  3. Certificate in Cabin Crew
  4. Certificate in Cake Baking
  5. Certificate in Catering & Accommodation Operations
  6. Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  7. Certificate in Food & Beverage Production Sales & Services
  8. Certificate in Masonry
  9. Certificate in Plumping
  10. Craft Certificate in Sales and Marketing
  11. Diploma and Certificate in electrical and Electronics Engineering
  12. Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  13. Diploma in Beauty Therapy
  14. Diploma in Customer Service
  15. Diploma in Education
  16. Diploma in Food & Beverage Production Sales & Services
  17. Diploma in Front Office Management
  18. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  19. Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  20. Diploma in Tourism Travel & Business Studies (tours & Travels)
  21. Secretarial Course
  22. Laundry and Dry Cleaning Technology
  23. Nail technology

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46 comments

oigo December 27, 2017 - 7:49 pm

I bet u will not even get a regret from TUK when u try to apply for a diploma course with a D+

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Sharon August 14, 2019 - 9:34 pm

Which course can do a diploma with a D+ in tuk……plz?

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Fredrick simwa December 27, 2017 - 9:40 pm

Fabulous to hear this I want a course of education!

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lewis February 9, 2019 - 9:34 am

minimum education requirement is c plain for certificate, so dont risk doing if you got below that because you may not secure a job

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Rimba Raphael matho February 14, 2019 - 4:38 am

Good

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Joan Achieng February 19, 2019 - 1:00 pm

I am a D+ holder KCSE 2018 and I want to pursue Education is it ok with me?

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lilly kemoli December 28, 2017 - 4:33 am

can I pursue a certificate course in medical laboratory with a D plain mean grade

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Rose Omweno December 28, 2017 - 6:20 am

I would like to join Kenya technical university and pursue one of the certificate courses how will I apply

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Rose Omweno December 28, 2017 - 6:22 am

happy to hear that….how will I apply to join the technical university and pursue one of the certificate courses

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Isaac January 4, 2018 - 6:09 pm

Hello Rose, you can get application letter from their website.

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David o December 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm

can I get a marketable Course to pursue with grade D+

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johnstone makau December 28, 2017 - 6:34 am

that is good!

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charles ndege December 28, 2017 - 11:08 am

how do one get admission for a course with kcse grade of D

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charles ndege December 28, 2017 - 11:09 am

These are mavellas courses

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Enock kiplimo lelon December 28, 2017 - 2:13 pm

I had D+ I can I enroll for certificate in civil engineering plz

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Erick January 14, 2018 - 4:10 pm

no it is impossible look for another cause apart from civil eng,,,,there are many causes u can apply

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Bishar Bare Adan December 28, 2017 - 2:26 pm

i would like to join kenya technical university and pursue certificate of laboratory technician with a mean grade of D-

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jeremiah December 28, 2017 - 6:28 pm

love it mechanical engineering

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mathew boinett December 28, 2017 - 8:41 pm

wow I like your courses I would like to do avionics

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Geoffrey kipngok December 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm

Nice I like to persue my dreams in automotive engineering with my D plain

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silvester makau December 30, 2017 - 2:51 pm

Hi,
My daughter got a c-.What course can she do?

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Brian mbithi January 16, 2018 - 6:23 pm

She can take a diploma in IT and bussines management or even public relations from the Africa Nazarene university and many more courses

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farah December 30, 2017 - 9:41 pm

can I pursue certificate in community development with D

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Thomas December 31, 2017 - 1:25 am

a nice thinking for the rest of the other lot now you will get real hardworking staff. very much interested.

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partron chelimo January 2, 2018 - 3:13 am

how do I apply for a diploma course in education with D+?

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Brian mbithi January 16, 2018 - 6:26 pm

You can onlybapply for education with a C+ but there are more enjoyable careers if you go to a school website such as TUK.co.me or Africa Nazarene university

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Bonface Jacob January 4, 2018 - 9:54 am

are there evening classes in certificate courses I would like to join

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JB January 4, 2018 - 10:43 pm

nice to here that…how one can apply one of certficate course

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john January 5, 2018 - 12:49 pm

what about people of 2010 with D+ can they join these courses

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Brian mbithi January 16, 2018 - 6:26 pm

Yeees but now you will not be sponsored by the government

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Washingtone January 13, 2018 - 11:16 pm

Can i pursue public finance and accounting with a D+

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Glorious February 11, 2018 - 6:08 pm

Can you advise me on any course i can pursue my diploma since i scored a D+

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Mathieu April 14, 2018 - 7:29 pm

which is the best course that I can pursue in-I scored a mean grade of C- and I did Phyisics and business studies

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Piua Nguli June 14, 2018 - 6:22 am

I have a friend who had D+ can she take quantity surveying

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Stylo August 27, 2018 - 3:15 pm

would like nursing with D+

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Andrew September 11, 2018 - 11:58 pm

Hae am Andrew please advice me on the best coarse to pursue so as I grow in a supermarket .

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Brenda Mungai January 4, 2019 - 8:42 am

Thank you very much.I would like to do certificate in business information technology but I dont know where to pursue it and I got D+ in my kcse

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Susan January 29, 2019 - 10:15 am

I would like to do nursing and I got a D+

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Catherine Auma May 21, 2019 - 7:59 pm

Hae I would like to certificate in nursing but C-(minus) in KCSE 2018 how can I be helped plesea.Thanks

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geoffrey June 28, 2019 - 8:08 am

have d+ what course can I get to pasue

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Mercy August 3, 2019 - 6:56 am

Can i pursue nursing with a D+ and if yes how will i apply it

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Vincent Owuor September 17, 2019 - 12:58 pm

Is business management a good course???

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lucy December 23, 2019 - 9:26 am

Hi…I got a D+ in my kcse 2019.which course can I pursue that is marketable

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Winfridah kwamboka December 28, 2019 - 6:17 am

,I scored a D+ in kcse 2019,I passed cre, history,English which course can I pursue, help me please

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Charles omondi December 29, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Hi can I presume a course with a D+ this year 2019 and in which college?

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Charles omondi December 29, 2019 - 4:27 pm

Hi can I persue accounting with D+ 2019 and in which college which best?

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