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Business & Technical Examinations

Our Business & Technical Examinations

The Business and Technical Examinations are categorized under Post School examinations. These are professional examinations offered to candidates who have completed primary and/or secondary school education. The examinations are offered twice a year during the months of July and November. All courses are offered in both series.

Categories of examinations in Business Technical examinations.

  1. i) Single and Group – this is an examination where candidates can sit for single papers and obtain a certificate. After completion of the course, the certificates are combined into three levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced. With the advanced certificate, candidates can proceed to Higher Diploma or Degree level of education.
  2. ii) Artisan- these level places emphasis on acquisition/mastery of practical skills. Candidates are awarded after passing practical examinations. The levels are:
  • Certificate courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Higher Diploma courses

Those who successfully complete any of the above courses can proceed to the next stage or join the job market. Holders of Diploma certificates can proceed to pursue Degree courses.

More information on Business and Technical examinations can be found in the Regulations for the TIVET craft and diploma Business/Technical Examinations.

Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) Courses

The following levels of Technical Education Examinations are offered by the KNEC:-
i) Artisan Certificate Examinations;
ii) Craft Certificate Examinations;
iii) Diploma Certificate Examinations;
iv) Higher Diploma Certificate Examinations.

Candidates can sit these examinations under the Modular and Non- Modular curriculum. In modular curriculum, the Craft certificate examinations has two modules; I and module II, Diploma level has three modules; module I, module II and module III and Higher Diploma level has two modules; module I and module II.
Candidates must take all the examinations papers of the module at one sitting except for the referred candidates.

Registration for the November Examinations closed on 29th July.
Late Registrations are not accepted.

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