DIVERSIFICATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMMES AT KENYA FORESTRY COLLEGE

Kenya Forestry College (KFC) since its inceptions in 1957 has mainly been training forestry courses at both Certificate and Diploma levels. The Certificate course has been lasting 2 years while Diploma course 1 year after successful completion of the 2 years Certificate course. We have now introduced a direct entry into Diploma in Forestry course lasting 2 years and the entry Grade is KCSE C– (minus) while the Certificate in Forestry course will now take 1 year with an entry Grade of KCSE D (plain).

 

Other than the above mentioned programmes; as a result of changing market demands, the KFC has diversified its training programmes to include the courses shown below;

 

  1. Long Courses

S/n

Programme

Entry

Requirements

Duration

1

Diploma in Environmental Management

KCSE C- (Minus)

2 Years

2

Certificate in Business Management

KCSE  D (Plain)

1Year

3

Craft Certificate in Apiculture Management

KCSE D (Plain)

1 year

4

Artisan Certificate in Bee Hives and Bee Equipment

KCSE  E

6 Months

5

National Vocational Certificate II in Horticulture Nursery Management

KCPE

3 months

6

Trade Test in Carpenter Joiner

KCPE

6months

7

Grade III in Carpentry and Joinery

 KCPE

6 months

 

  1. Short Courses

 1

Tree Nursery Management

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

2

Basic Computer Applications

KCSE D (Plain)

8 Weeks

3

Sawmilling Technology

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

4

Saw Doctoring

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

5

Basic Logging Operations

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

6

Honey and Beekeeping Technology

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

7

Landscaping Technology

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

8

Managing Climate Change

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

9

Agroforestry and Community Development

Basic literacy

2 Weeks

10

Commercial Tree Growing

Basic Literacy

3 Weeks

 

 

The intake for long courses programmes is January and September every year while the short courses are continuous as long as the class threshold has been achieved.

 

KFC is registered as a Technical and Vocational College in accordance with the TVET Act, 2013 Section 20 (1) and is also a registered member of Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS).

 

Our graduates are well trained and are able to get employment opportunities in government, private sector as well as engaging in self-employment ventures. For those keen to further their education, selected training programmes at KFC are tailored towards seamless entry into relevant university training programmes. Please visit our webpage on the KFS website on www.kenyaforestservice.org for more information. 

 

For inquiries please contact the college at:

Kenya Forestry College

P. O. Box 8, 20203

Londiani, 

Telephone: 020 24 39 901

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