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Diploma in Accountancy

The Diploma in Accountancy (KNEC) course is intended to provide trainees with sufficient knowledge and skill to perform competently and with minor supervision, the accounting functions in an organization. It encompasses both theoretical and professional aspects of accounting as a discipline and as a profession. The course is intended to give the trainee an all-round view of accounting by exposing them to appropriate subjects. The graduate is envisaged to play a critical role in promoting transparency and accountability among institutions as well as promoting enterprise success through proper accounting records and informed decisions

This is an entry level program that is designed to introduce the student to accounting while equipping the student with practical skills that can be applied in the business world at an entry level.

Key Interest Skills required to pursue a career in this field

  • Planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numerical abilities
  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team spirit
  • Negotiation skills
  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Integrity as a quality


Objective of this program is to prepare students to think critically and invent industry -based approaches to accounting. Students get to understand the accounting techniques and market expectations. In addition,they learn how to communicate effectively.This course is also intended to prepare students for complex .mathematical and financial analysis in the market

Why study this program
This program prepares one to job market at lower level.It also a bridge to the advance level in the field.

Careers Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Analysis
  • Accounting consultant
  • Researcher
  • Investor Advisor
  • Assistant Tax Administrator
  • Assistant Loan officer
  • Front officer
  • insurance company agents
  • mortgage companies
  • brokerage companies

Career Progression

After successful completion of Certificate in Banking and Finance (KNEC) ,a student can proceed for Diploma ,bachelor’s degree,master’s degree and Phd in related field.

Career progression: KASNEB CPAs, CS, Diploma-PHD

Course Duration

This course takes an average of 4 terms (1 and half years ).

Mode of Study

  • Regular/full time
  • School based programme
  • Distance Learning
  • Weekend Classes
  • Part-time/Evening classes

Qualifications/Admission Requirements

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of D (plain) & Above,or any equivalent qualifications by KNEC

Examining Body


Course Requirements

The following requirements must be met for a student to qualify for KNEC exams in this course:

  • Must sit for at least 2 cats marked out of 30% ,and an end term exams marked out of 70% each term.
  • The candidate will be expected to proceed for industrial attachment as a requirement by KNEC for successful completion of the course.
  • A student must attend at least 80% of all the tutorial lectures.

KNEC Units









Other Units

  • Communication Skills
  • Computing/ICT



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