Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Guidance and Counseling in Kenya

  • Course Name: Diploma in Guidance and Counseling(Guidance and Counseling)
  • Major Subject: Guidance and Counseling
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Guidance and Counseling

  •  Kenyatta University , Nairobi  
    Admission requirements

    (a) A mean grade of C at KCSE or its equivalent OR

    (b) A mean grade of C- at KCSE or equivalent with a certificate in related field from a recognized institution

    Tuition fees

    (i) East Africans Kshs. 52,000/- p.a.

    (ii) Non-East Africans Kshs. 65,000/- p.a.

    (iii) Statutory fees Kshs. 19,900/- p.a.

    Course duration: 18 months

    Mode of study: Distance and e-Learning
    (ODel) programme.

    Course content

    (i) Adult Development and Aging

    (ii) Behaviour Modification

    (iii) Theories of Career Development

    (iv) Group Counselling

    (v) Fundamentals of Communication in Guidance and Counselling

    (vi) Drugs and Substance Abuse

    (vii) Ethics in Counselling

    (viii) Assessment and Evaluation in Counselling

    (ix) Field Practicum

    (x) Project

    (xi) Research Methods in Counselling

    (xii) Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy-1

    (xiii) Introduction to Psychology

    (xiv) Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

    (xv) Personal and Social Counselling

    (xvi) Child and Adolescent Development
  •  Machakos Institute of Technology, Machakos  

    -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.


    DGC 3701: Communication skills & ICT
    DGC 3702: Personal Development.
    DGC 3703: Guidance practice in Educational Settings.
    DGC 3704: Theories of Counselling
    DGC 3705: Counselling process & practice
    DGC 3706: Research methods
    DGC 3707: Theories of human growth
    DGC 3708: Group counseling
    DGC 3709: Professional studies
    DGC 3710: HIV/AIDS
    DGC 3711: Sociology of family
    DGC 3712: Theories of career development.
    DGC 3713: Health psychology
    DGC 3714: Personality theories
    DGC 3715: Abnormal behaviour & modification.
    DGC 3716: Student Personnel services
    DGC 3717: Substance abuse counselling
    DGC 3718: Child and adolescent issues
    DGC 3719: Project in an Educational set up
    DGC 3720: Practicum in an Educational set up
  •  University of Kabianga, Kericho  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    1. Minimum Mean Grade of C (plain) at KCSE
    2. Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Certificate in Guidance & Counseling or Early Childhood and Primary Education or its equivalent
  •  Maseno University, Maseno  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    - KCSE Mean Grade C Plain and C- in English, D+ in Mathematics, or
    - KCE Div III with pass in English & Mathematics
  •  Eldoret National Polytechnic, Eldoret  
    Course requirements: K.C.S.E MG C-

    Course duration: 9 Terms


    Examination body: KNEC

  •  Vision Institute of Leadership and Management Studies, Nairobi  
    Duration: 2 Years

    Requirements: D+ and above

    Exam Body: KNEC

    Fee: Ksh 110, 000 | Termly Fee: Ksh 27,500
  •  Kenya Institute Of Development Studies, Nairobi  

    Entry requirements:

    -KCSE Mean grade: C-

    Duration: 1 year.

    Exam body: KNEC.
  •  Tream Institute of Technology, Matuu  
    Entry Requirement: C-
    Duration: 3 years
    Exam Body: KNEC
    Tuition Fees: 15,000 termly
  •  Brighter College, Ongata Rongai  
    Entry Requirement: C-
    Exam Body: Internal
    Duration: 1 year
    Fees: 18,000 per term
  •  Bridgeworld College, Nairobi  
    Duration: 1 1/2 years
  •  Trident School of Technical and Professional Studies, Nairobi  
    Exam Body: KNEC
  •  Finstock Evarsity, Nairobi  
  •  The Pishiners College, Nairobi  
  •  COFA Institute of Technology, Nairobi  
  •  A.C.K. Bishop Hannington Institute of Theology and Development Studies, Mombasa  

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