DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (KNEC)


This programme takes three years and by the end of this course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Understand various intervention measures in solving social problems in a society
  • Use local resources to empower the societies in order to become self reliance.
  • Appreciate the role of communication in social work
  • Understand various methods and approaches used in social development activities
  • Appreciate the importance of involving other professionals in the development and solving social problems in a society.
  • Promote ethical and legal practices in appraising and solving social development problems
  • Appreciate the importance of self-entrepreneurial skills in the national development.

The following modules/units will be covered:

MODULE I UNITS

ENG 999:       English Language
DCD 1101:     Communication Skills
DCD 1102:     Information Communication Technology
DCD 1103:     Introduction To Community Development
DCD 1104:     Social Work Theory And Practice
DCD 1105:     Development Economics
DCD 1106:     Entrepreneurship
DCD 1107:     Community Based Organizations
DCD 1108:     Community Capacity Building And Partnerships

MODULE II UNITS

DCD 1109:     Social Research Methods.
DCD 1110:     Resource Mobilization And Fundraising
DCD 1111:     Project Management
DCD 1112:     Advocacy And Lobbying
DCD 1113:     HIV/Aids And Other Pandemics
DCD 1114:     Basic Mathematics
DCD 1115:     Resources Management
DCD 1116:     Statistics
DCD 1117:     Legal Aspects In Social Work
DCD 1118:     Project (Total Supervisory Unit)

MODULE III UNITS

DCD 1119:     Transformation And Social Marketing
DCD 1120:     Community Development Methodologies
DCD 1121:     Management Of Community Concerns
DCD 1122:     Community Leadership
DCD 1123:     Gender And Development
DCD 1124:     Practicum

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Certificate in Community development, Social development, Social work, Community Health, Counseling and Psychology.
  • Course open to Beginners, Development workers, Social workers, Project managers and Fresh students

FEES STRUCTURE

 FULLTIME/EVENING STUDENTS

Charges  Total K.shs
Admission  1,000
ID Card     300
Library  3,000
KISWSO   1,000
Medical      600
Activity    1,000
Education Trips    1,500
Tuition   72,000
Mock Exams     1,500
KNEC Exams    21,150
Assessment       2,000
Graduation       2,000
Grand Total 107,050

DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENTS

 Charges  Total K.shs
Admission   1,000
ID Card     300
Library   3,000
KISWSO   1,000
Medical     600
Activity   1,000
Workshops   4,500
Tuition 72,000
Mock Exams   1,500
KNEC Exams 21,150
Assessment   2,000
Graduation   2,000
Grand Total 110,050