Certificate in Cyber Security–(TVET CDACC Level 5)

Course Overview

The Cyber Security course at the College of Human Resource Management (CHRM) is a collaborative effort with the Institute of Certified Safety and Security Professionals of Kenya (ICSSPK), an esteemed body for security professionals in Kenya. Developed in consultation with stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and CDACC, the course addresses crucial security gaps. Successful completion of the program leads to professional registration with ICSSPK.

Designed as an entry-level program, this course equips aspiring Cyber Security technicians with essential competencies. Students will learn computer repair and maintenance, application of cyber security laws and policies, computer networking, software application security, database security, cyber security system installation, risk assessment, security testing, and operation management

Eligibility Requirements

Entry Qualifications
  • KCSE D plain or its Equivalent, Pass Level 4 of Related Course, any other Equivalent Qualification Determined by KNQA
  • Registration with ICSSPK. To register, kindly click the link https://icsspk.com/ to redirect to the ICSSPK website.
  • An individual enrolled in this course will be required to undergo an industrial attachment in a Cyber security firm for a period of at least 480 hours. Attachment will be undertaken upon completion of the course or the unit of learning

Course Assessment

The course will be assessed at two levels: internally and externally. Internal assessment is continuous and is conducted by the trainer who is monitored by an internal accredited verifier while external assessment is the responsibility of TVET/CDACC.

Course Certification

A candidate will be issued with a Certificate of Competency on demonstration of competence in a unit of competency. To attain the qualification Cyber security technician Level 5, the candidate must demonstrate competence in all the units of competency as given in qualification pack. These certificates will be issued by TVET /CDACC in conjunction with training provider

Career Options

Cyber Security-Level 5 (Certificate) is run on a Competency Based Education Training (CBET) mode. Emphasis is on learners gaining competencies rather than theoretical grilling. Learners are assessed based on milestone achieved in the process of their training. The course assessment is done by trained industry assessors vetted by ICSSPK and CDACC/TVET.

Course Duration

The course takes a period of 1 year. Consisting of three terms each three months ,plus a three months industrial attachment

  • 1 Year

Mode of Study

  • Weekday (6.30 am - 8.30 am, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm - 8.30 pm )
  • Weekends - Saturday (8.30 am - 5.00 pm)
  • Online

Intake Periods

  • January
  • May
  • September

Course units outline


Mode of Application

Documents required when applying for registration (in duplicate):

  • Duly filled Registration and/or Examination forms.
  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Copies of identification document e.g. ID card, Passport, Waiting Slip or Birth Certificate
  • 2 Passport size photograph
  • Legal documents such as Marriage Certificates supporting change of names where applicable

Payment Details


College of Human Resource Management (CHRM)

Bank Name Branch Branch Code Swift Account Number
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Biashara street Branch 263 KCBLKENX 1180194667

MPESA​ ( Paybill Number – 522123 ) Follow the steps below to pay

  1. Select Pay Bill from M-Pesa menu
  2. Enter business no. 522123
  3. Enter Account No. 80295K(YourName)- Max 16 Characters
  4. Enter the amount to pay
  5. Enter PIN number
  6. Confirm payment details and submit payment


Application Form

Fee Structure

Course Brochure

Certificate Programmes
Course Category
Certificate Programmes
Modes of Study
Distance Learning, Evening, Evening, Weekends, Online, Full Time, Part Time, Weekend, Online, Weekday, Weekends
Intake Periods
January, May, September
Course Duration
1 Year
Examination Body
ICT & Security Studies