Diploma Training For P1 and ECDE Teachers Begins in September


Primary Teacher Education (PTE) teachers and Early Childhood Education (ECDE) teachers are set to undergo the Diploma upgrading programme training this September.

The first group who have undergone he diploma training is already out waiting for their practicum this September before being awarded a Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) Diploma upgrade certificate.

According to the Ministry of Education (MoE), the diploma training will equip the teachers with skills that are crucial for the implementation of the CBC.

TSC also revealed that teachers who have undergone the upgrading programme will be favored in recruitment by giving them extra marks during the TSC interviews.

Teachers interested in undergoing the September diploma training were asked to apply by the 15th of August in order to allow verification of original certificates and testimonials.

“Dully filled application forms should be submitted to the Sub-County Director of Education offices from Thursday 28th July 2022 to Thursday 15th August 2022 by applicants in person to ease verification of original certificates and testimonials,” Education PS Julius Juan said through an advert.

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The MoE also provided a programme guide for the intake process.

According to the released programme, selected applicants will report to their respective colleges on Tuesday 27th September 2022 (one-day reporting).

The Ministry also advertised a similar training that will commence in April next year and is meant for those who will not be able to join in the coming month.

According to the advert, duly filled application forms should be submitted to the Sub-County Director of Education offices from Thursday 28th July 2022 to Thursday 18th August 2022.

The diploma training upgrading program targets trained teachers who are not yet employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), the Private Sector or the County Governments.

Entry Requirements for upgrading to Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE)

  1. The applicant must possess a valid ECDE Certificate NOT provisional. The ECDE certificate must have been obtained from a recognized training institution.
  2. The duration of the Course shall be 1890 Hours.
  3. The course shall be fully residential and shall last for 5 terms. 4 terms for tuition and 1 for practicum.
  4. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of the Diploma in Early Childhood Teacher Education (DECTE).
  5. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
  6. To be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and pass the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.

Entry Requirements for Upgrading to Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (DPTE)

  1. The applicant must possess a valid PTE Certificate
  2. The duration of the course shall be 15 Hours.
  3. The course shall be fully residential and shall last for 4 terms. 3 terms for tuition and 1 for practicum.
  4. The trainee shall take all courses specified in the upgrading programme of Diploma in Primary Teacher Education.
  5. The trainees shall undertake a Teaching Practicum of 300 Hours.
  6. To be awarded the Diploma, the trainee must complete the required hours for Course Work and the stipulated assessment by the Kenya National Examination Council.

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